Chidubem Hendrick – Meet Nigeria’s 16-year-old soccer pundit, presenter and Peter Drury wanna-be

Chidubem Hendrick – Meet Nigeria’s 16-year-old soccer pundit, presenter and Peter Drury wanna-be

Age typically serves as a measure of expertise on the planet of soccer punditry and on-air broadcasting, Soccernet.ng studies.

Nevertheless, every so often, younger prodigies with huge potential come to the limelight, disrupting the established order with their uncooked ardour, information, and unyielding dedication.

Meet Chidubem Hendrick, a 16-year-old teenager who’s making a reputation for himself within the Nigerian radio house with a sturdy voice that displays the eagerness buried in soccer on Vitality FM 105.5. {The teenager}, who hails from Enugu state is an avid soccer and has been so since his days as a wiggly toddler.

“It began as an extra-curricular exercise. I like to speak about soccer and I prefer to be vocal about my evaluation. I had an early publicity and I feel that was good for me, my father was an orator, and he launched me to soccer across the age of 5,” Chidubem informed Soccernet.ng.

Much more outstanding, is his capacity to juggle secondary college life alongside his ardour, sustaining a robust footing in each realms and poised for achievement. He disclosed the challenges of managing such a demanding schedule, acknowledging the issue of hanging a stability.

“I’m going to the studios on weekends after I don’t need to go to high school. I can’t do a lot on weekdays as a result of I’ve to cope with schoolwork. If I can end my schoolwork on time, I can head to the studio.”

Amidst seasoned radio veterans, {the teenager} sits along with his headphones on, able to share his in-depth information and soccer evaluation with the world and in what may appear extraordinary for tens of millions on earth, it’s simply one other day for Chidubem, who appears as much as a few of the huge names within the recreation as a mannequin to comply with.

“My position fashions are Ernest Okonkwo, Peter Drury and Fabrizio Romano,” an excited Chidubem mentioned whereas remaining grateful that he’s constructing a profession by merely doing what he loves.

The Future

Regardless of being solely 16, the prodigy has huge goals and envisions himself on the largest stage of soccer punditry, whereas nonetheless honing his expertise and remaining skilled.

“I wish to carve a distinct segment for myself as some of the distinguished soccer pundits on the planet and stay an inspiration for the subsequent era,” Chidubem concluded.

Whereas the 16-year-old is constructing a reputation for himself, he envisions himself to be a pressure to be reckoned with within the soccer broadcasting house inside the subsequent 5 years, sharing seats with a few of the greatest names round.

Adefolahan Guerreiro


Adefolahan Guerreiro

Adefolahan is a multilingual journalist and author at Soccernet Nigeria.

With a Bachelor’s diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a observe report of involvement in School sports activities, Adefolahan is targeted on crafting partaking soccer content material and utilising his language expertise and intensive sports activities information to boost content material accessibility for a world viewers.

He has interviewed Nigerian stars like Finidi George, Junior Lokosa, and Abraham Onahi Ogbu.

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