A young Nigerian with Chess in slums Africa has defeated Kevin Tokar, acting Canadian high commissioner to Nigeria, during a chess exhibition game.


Chess in slums Africa is a non-profit organisation known for using the game as a framework to promote education and raise champions from low communities.

In a Twitter thread, Tunde Onakayo, founder of the organisation, said Tokar recently visited his team at the under bridge axis of Oshodi in Lagos alongside other delegates from the commission.

According to him, eight sailors from the HMCS Goose Bay — a Kingston class patrol ship in the Royal Canadian Navy led by Daniel Rice — were part of the high commissioner’s team.


Onakoya said after the high commissioner’s address, he paired some kids from his chess academy against the visitors for the exhibition game.

The entrepreneur said one of the kids took on the commissioner and four naval officers and “defeated all of them with master-level precision.”

“We received the Canadian high commissioner Kevin Tokar and 8 sailors from the HMCS Goose Bay-a Kingston class patrol ship in the Royal Canadian Navy led by Commander Daniel Rice,” he wrote.


“The highlight of the event was when one of the kids in our academy took on 4 Canadian Naval officers including the High commissioner in a simultaneous Chess exhibition and defeated all of them with master level precision.”

Onakoya has become a viral sensation across social media platforms since he initiated Chess in slums Africa.

He recently won the prize for community action at the 2022 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA)


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