A Nigerian man simply identified as Churchill has passed away while trying to show off his basketball skills.


In a video making rounds on social media, the 24-year-old graduate of Nasarawa State Polytechnic could be seen on a basketball court.

In the footage, Churchill strategically placed his phone on the ground before proceeding to jump and touch the basketball net.

“Make una look oh, make una look oh, see am,” Churchill is heard in the video saying in pidgin English before jumping.


Unfortunately, while attempting to reach the basketball net, Churchill fell and hit his head on the concrete floor.

He immediately became unconscious. A friend filming him at the basketball court quickly tried to resuscitate him but to no avail.

Demi Care Foundation, in a Facebook post, confirmed that Churchill passed away on Wednesday night.


The charity foundation said Churchill’s sister had informed them of the incident after he was taken to the hospital.

He was said to have been diagnosed with inter-cranial bleeding and would have needed surgery, but died shortly after.

“Sadly we lost Churchill this night while putting up a write-up for an emergency SOS campaign,” the foundation said.

“Contrary to the news being spread, he was not trying to create content.


“He left home with his friends to play on the basketball field and they were taking turns demonstrating on how to score the goal into the basket.

“It got to his turn and he decided to make a record of his skill unfortunately it went the other way.

“He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was placed on oxygen and neck braces placed and was diagnosed of inter-cranial bleeding and would be needing surgery.

“It was at this point we were called in to help him. Within few minutes of being notified by his sister, he gave up.


“24-year-old Churchill was an OND graduate of Nasarawa state polytechnic and was learning tailoring before this unfortunate incident.

“It is very sad. We felt so bad that at the point of intervention, he succumbed to the injury. We hereby send our sincere condolences to the family.”

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