Yees! The Nigerian Water Ski and Wake-Board Federation made history. The Founder & President, Screen Goddess Amb. Rachel Bakam aka Rachel the PIPER and the Federation’s Technical Director Fred Onwe represented Nigeria for the first time ever at the IWWF Cable Wakeboard WORLDCUP which held in Ayla Jordan.
This has never happened before.
The President took to her social media excitedly with these posts all through the competition and outing:
“I am going ahead today and our Special Athelete @fredpharez is coming monday. We are set for the International Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation World Cup”
“HIIIIIIIII. HOPE YOUR DAY WENT WELL. WORDS FAIL ME WHAT A GRAND OPENING IT WAS TODAY OF THE WAKEBOARD WORLDCUP IN AYLA AQABA JORDAN. THE IWWF ARE AMAZING. VERY ORGANISED. THE PEOPLE OF JORDAN ARE SUPER SWEET. THEY LOVED MY BRAIDS AND ANKARA ENSEMBLE BY @cynthiamichaelshouseoffashion. LOADS OF PEOPLE WANTED A PICTURE. OUR NAIJA ROOOOCKS. GOT THE ATHELETES TO LOOK FORWARD TO COMING TO NIGERIA. THEY GREETED IN DIFFERENT NIGERIAN LANGUAGES INCLUDING JUU”
“IT WAS FUUUUUUUN AND OUR ATHELETE FRED O. ARRIVED AND THRILLED EVERYONE WITH HIS CHARISMA. HE IS PARTICIPATING. SOOOOOO HAPPY”
“Great News: The Super atheletes in the picture; World Champion Diego from Columbia and our brother from South Africa Jacque have promised to come to Nigeria to train interested people and other atheletes. They are up there in the picture. Yaaaaaay”
“The only black panther flag flying proudly aside from South Africa in the IWWF CABLE WAKEBOARD WORLDCUP IN AYLA JORDAN HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. Watch live on facebook. Sent you link Above”
“It’s a day to the Finals. Nigeria is the only black skin here. Except for the Rep from Ghana who just came in today but no athelete. We say kudos to us because really this is not usually a black skin sports. It’s extreme sports. We came to see, learn and try. The next one in Shangai, we will play properly there. Rocking a Made in Nigeria ensemble designed by me PIPER’S DYNASTY”
“We appreciate our dear Patron Mr Francis Ogboro the President GB FOODS for the immerse support and making this trip a success. We thank our Patron Mr Uwe Goldstein for spurring us on”
She also posted:
“Marhaba dear Friends from beautiful Jordan. Fun in the middle of the desert at the same place Moses and Abraham lived. Places where we had the striking of the Rod by Moses to produce water from the rock. The rocks there are like pieces of Art work. Jordanians are descendants of Abraham through Ishmael. Nobody steals anything there. Can’t describe it all; Met the Prince of Jordan, Participated in the IWWF CABLE WAKEBOARD WORLD CUP IN AYLA and now we will prepare for Shangai….Watch out for facilities soon. Will keep you posted as to how to participate. I Rode a camel, horses etc. Speed desert convoy driving, mountain climbing and fun, dancing with Jordanians, food, fun, visit to historical Petra, etc Our last day and the rest of our days in Jordan were surreal and amaaaaaaaazing. Will show all on Scintillating Tv programme Rachel the PIPER on AIT 6pm- Saturday. Big thanks to our German partner Mr Uwe Goldstein and the IWWF for the amazing treatment. They made sure I sat on seats like 1F in the plane; all executive and VVIP treatment
Wow really exciting. Congratulations to the NWWF for making history and making Nigeria Proud
DO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NIGERIAN WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD FEDERATION?
The Nigerian Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation (NWWF) is a Sport organization under the Platform of Nigeria’s Ministry of Sports. It is responsible for water ski and wakeboard sports development in Nigeria and the world. It is also responsible for allocation and organizing Championships aimed at boosting job creation and tourism in Nigeria.
The federation was registered and was Officially Inaugurated by the former Minister of Sports and Chairman National Sports Commission DR. TAMMY W. DANAGOGO. It has also been offered a Letter of recogniition by the NIGERIA OLYMPICS COMMITTEE (NOC). We also pay regularly courtesy visits to the Minister of Sports Bar. Solomon Dalung.
NWWF is on the verge of creating standard Cable Wakeboard and Water ski facilities in Nigeria without which it is impossible to carry out this sport. The INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD FEDERATION have offered to establish a free training facility on Jabi Lake Abuja as it’s contribution to the NIGERIAN WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD FEDERATION.
The new planned Cable Park offers the opportunity to expand the sports and tourism branch in Nigeria and of course grant Nigeria an opportunity to host a big international Competition sooner or later.
A Water Ski & Wakeboard Cableway answers many environmental questions. It blends neatly into any outdoor setting and is barely visible from a distance. It is powered by an electric motor, ensuring that the air and water are kept clean. Water cableways contribute to a great extent to regenerate and maintain the biological balance in waters. Since they also do not spoil the landscape, do not cause any noise or pollution of the water by oil, these cableways have become very popular recreation grounds doing no harm to the environment. Furthermore, due to the continuous splashing of water, cable water skiing / wakeboarding also introduces about 200 kg of oxygen into the water on an average day, equals 30 tones of oxygen per annum.
Our slogan/motto is “Discover yourself and shine bright on the water”.
Our Mission is “To be an excellent and outstanding team which discovers talents and forges destinies ahead towards a better Nigeria and the world. ‘A pride of the INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD FEDERATION (IWWF)’, ‘A pride of NIGERIA, A pride of SPORTS and TOURISM.”
Our Aims and Objectives are:
1) To create awareness about Water Ski and Wakeboard SPORTS.
2)To discover talents through the Water Ski and Wakeboard Sport.
3) To create enablement for destinies to soar.
4) To make Water ski and Wakeboard a very enterprising
sport in Nigeria.
5) To build a very engaging and powerful sport team that
can compete in any part of the world making Nigeria
and the IWWF proud.
6) To develop the sport and open up doors of Tourism
around Nigeria through facilities that will be established.
7)To make Nigeria very attractive to tourists and
We look forward to working together as a team towards building a Federation that will add value to lives, destinies, the Sports sector, our leisure, tourism, and investment potentials: A FEDERATION THAT WILL EXCEL AND SHINE BRIGHT IN THE WHOLE WORLD. “A pride of the INTERNATIONAL WATER SKI AND WAKEBOARD FEDERATION (IWWF)’, ‘A pride of NIGERIA’ and ‘A pride of SPORTS and TOURISM.”