In its ongoing series of vignettes showcasing the careers of African-American superstars in commemoration of Black History Month, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will soon honor the legacy of Akeem.
The sports entertainment company is airing video montages throughout February in tribute to the pioneering black wrestlers of yesteryear, such Bobo Brazil and Ernie Ladd, and will soon celebrate the enduring contributions of The African Dream.
Hailing from deepest, darkest Africa, Akeem was a force to be reckoned with in the World Wrestling Federation during the late 1980s.
Akeem celebrated his roots with African garb and headdresses, and performed tribal dance moves alongside fellow African-American and self-described “jive soul bro,” Slick.
Akeem was so dominant, in fact, that some fans likened him to an entire gang encapsulated in just one man.
WWE intends to pay tribute to Akeem’s contributions this coming Monday, despite objections from a vocal minority of skeptics who have called his African heritage into question.