Nigerian immigrant born Blessing Yemi Mobolade, a Nigerian-America business man and politician has been sworn in as the 42nd mayor of Colorado Springs, the second-largest city in the western U.S. state of Colorado.
He moved to the U.S. 27 years ago as a student and became a U.S. citizen in 2017. He started a family, opened two restaurants and a church, and then won election in this traditionally conservative city as its first elected Black leader.
In his inaugural speech he
pledged to be a leader for all of Colorado City’s increasingly diverse population.
Mobolade said “I wake up every morning and I think it’s a dream, and then I realize, no, this really happened,”
“I think today matters for a lot of young black kids because it tells them that the sky’s the limit, that they too can step into the arena and lead,” he added.Follow us on social media