Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, has indicated interest in Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, an 8-year-old boy talented in the game of chess.
The young Nigerian became the subject of attention after he won the New York Chess Championship in his age category at the New York game.
Tanitoluwa, according to reports, lives with his parents in a homeless shelter in the United States after they fled from Boko Haram attacks in their hometown.
However, his skill at chess has earned him recognition from Bill Clinton who revealed that he is quite impressed with Tanitoluwa’s story and would love to meet him sometime.
He tweeted: “Refugees enrich our nation and talent is universal, even if opportunity is not.” “This story made me smile. Tanitoluwa, you exemplify a winning spirit – in chess and in life. And kudos to your hardworking parents. You all should stop by my office in Harlem; I’d love to meet you.” This is very impressive. There is no doubt that talent can take you far.
Legit.ng previously reported that Tanitoluwa Adewunmi conquered the world of chess in the US.
In an interview with Newsday, the little boy had spoken about his life as a chess player and what he wishes to achieve as a talented player. The eight-year-old explained that he prepared for the game by practicing on chess playing sites. He said he was introduced into playing chess in class.
According to the little boy, he likes the game of chess because it is a thinking game. He also noted that his favourite player of all time is his chess coach.