It’s amazing seeing BMX growing in so many crazy places around the world. One place in particular that we haven’t seen a ton of footage from, but it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing more of is in Nigeria, Africa. Red Bull recently went there to document the growing scene and get some perspective from a few of the locals down there. It’s awesome seeing how much fun these guys are having and how stoked they are to have BMX in their lives. This isn’t your typical BMX video!
“BMX street is one of the most frequently evolving sports in the world. Fashions come and go as pro riders flit between the contest scene and their latest video release. In Nigeria, things are a bit different.
As it is around the globe, riding bikes can be about breaking down walls and allowing an ever-growing group of riders to connect and feed off each other’s inspirations and influences.
In this film, Starboy, KK Money and S-King lead us through the streets of Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, to illustrate just what a difference riding bikes has made to their lives and what their hopes are for the history of the sport in their town.
BMX on the streets of Lagos seems to be a blend of both old- and new-school influences and looks set to head off in its own unique direction as the riders and scene evolves. We can’t wait to see just what the future brings for BMX in Nigeria.” – Red Bull