Nigerian-born Martial art welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, has opened up about his background and growing up.
According to Kamaru, his family had nothing while in Nigeria before moving on to greener pastures and finding succor in his beloved sport.
The world-renowned martial artist made this known during a recent interview on TV.
He mentioned how he used to hawk ‘akpu’ on his head and how the mother struggled for them to survive.
In his words, “We grew up in the village. We farmed. As a small farm boy, I used to hawk Akpu and put hot Akpu on my head. I came from nothing,”
“There is a struggle every day; the struggle to, how are we going to eat next week, next month. What are we going to do? We owned a small store where we sold clothes, shoes, my mum sold bags, anything that we could sell, my mum was able to get and try to sell” he added.
Kamaru Usman cannot but appreciate the mother who gave birth to three boys.