Kofi Kingston Becomes The First African To Win WWE Championship — History Maker!

African Celebs
1 min readApr 8, 2019

Congratulations are in order! Kofi Kingston has become the first African to win WWE championship. Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah is a Ghanaian/American professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE.

Kofi Kingston’s victory came when he defeated Daniel Bryan for the coveted belt at WrestleMania 35 This is indeed well deserved! After 11 years, hard work pays!


The new WWE World Heavyweight Champion and history maker took to his tweeter to show his appreciation and joy with the message below:

”Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all. Without your love & support, especially over the past couple months, none of this happens. You helped me achieve my childhood dream & I’m eternally grateful for each & every one of you. Sincerely, Your WWE World Heavyweight Champion -Kofi”

Photo Credit: Kofi Kingston

Huge Congrats!

Photo Credit: Kofi Kingston/GHANA FACTS & HISTORY


Originally published at africancelebs.com on April 8, 2019.



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