Tonight’s Unreported World sees reporter Seyi Rhodes travel to Senegal, a nation obsessed with competitive wrestling. However, without the over exaggerated umpires and fancy rings were used to in this country; the sport attracts young, poor and unemployed Senegal men with the dream of winning big money.
Seyi meets some of the most recognised wrestlers who are treated like gods and worshipped by their neighborhoods, as well as chatting to some young fighters who are stopping at nothing, pushing their bodies to the limit in the hope of bringing their families out of poverty.
Unreported World: Africa’s Superstar Gladiators, Friday, 7.30pm – Channel 4
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