Bovi: Comedian describes former football great Wilson Oruma as a Nigerian hero

Posted on Feb 18 2018 - 1:42am by admin

Bovi has described Nigeria’s former international football star, Wilson Oruma as a true Nigerian hero.

The comedian revealed this on his Instagram page on Thursday, February 15, 2018, where he posted a photo of himself and Oruma. A visibly excited Bovi explained that he bumped into the footballer at the home of the Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick and had amazing words to describe him.

“Ran into a Nigerian hero today at the NFF presidents house. A hero is one who leaves you with fond memories. Wilson Oruma is a true Nigerian hero,” he captioned the photo.


It would be recalled that back in January 2018, the news broke of the ex-international suffering from a mental breakdown after losing NI.2B in a fake oil business which came as a shock to a lot of Nigerians.

Bovi is holding it down for Dorcas Shola-Fapsonplay

Bovi is holding it down for Dorcas Shola-Fapson

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However after the news broke, Wilson Oruma’s younger brother released a photo where he looked all happy and in good shape. Dominic Oruma also revealed that Wilson was recuperating in a Lagos hospital and was in high spirit.

Wilson Oruma and brother Danielplay

Wilson Oruma and brother Daniel

(Facebook/Daniel Oruma)


The Nigeria Football Federation’s president, Amaju Pinnick also stepped in to help Wilson Oruma by handling him a coaching role in the Nigeria U-20 team.

To help with his situation, the NFF had promised to integrate the former midfielder into the Nigerian football family.


According to Pinnick, a three bedroom flat has been arranged for the 41-year-old and a role with the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.

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