You think you know the gangling Rashidi Yekini inside out? Yes he is the all-time highest goal scorer for the Nigerian national team and he is also a multiple winner of the African footballer of the year award.

But beyond this, do you know...?

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Yemisi, the first daughter of late Rashidi Yekini will next month (June) be graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester where she studied Cinematography


Beyond his love for indigenous music, the late Yekini was surprisingly a rap fan and his favourite artist was American rapper 50 Cent

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A large portrait picture of Rashidi Yekini is prominently placed in the dressing room of Portuguese side, Victoria Setubal-one of the clubs Yekini played and scored almost 100 goals in less than a four year period


Yekini is multi lingual: Aside, the mother tongue Yoruba and of course English, Yekini it was gathered could speak French, Spanish and Portuguese fluently. The late Super Eagles striker was also proficient in speaking Arabic, having played for a short time in Saudi Arabia. He also speaks Hausa as he grew up in the North.   

Yekini loves Dodo: If there is a meal that Yekini can repeat without complain, it is fried plantain often referred to as Dodo in these climes. ‘He can eat dodo as much as five times in a day’ his close friend and lawyer Jibril Mohammed disclosed in a recent interview.

RIP Rashidi Yekini (23 October 1963 – 4 May 2012)