If you have a dream, you have to guard it at all costs, and there are few people as fiercely protective over their ambitions as Kojo Mensah-Bonsu. In this all-access episode, we get to know this incredible man, brother, son, husband, and friend. As a quintessential leader, Kojo is compassionate, trustworthy, loving, and endlessly competitive. While he is never been afraid about pursuing his personal aspirations, he understands the role he plays in contributing to the greater cause.
Kojo’s relentless pursuit of excellence is truly what separates him from the pack, and throughout this show, where we celebrate him, we see this trait showing up time and again. We take it all the way back to his childhood, growing up in London, falling in love with comic books, and ultimately discovering basketball. As a natural-born athlete, Kojo could have pursued several sports, but the challenge of basketball, a sport he discovered relatively late in life, kept him coming back.
Simply playing basketball was never going to be enough for Kojo — He wanted to make it all the way. He shares the incredible story of his arrival in at a camp in America, and how he threw away the return ticket to London because of his dogmatic devotion to his dream to play Division I basketball. We hear when he realized that his biblical lessons were being actualized, what sparked his antagonist mindset on the court, and the role that coaches and friends have played in getting him to where he wanted to be. Kojo’s unique life story shows us that hard work, intent, and focus can get anything done. This is just part one, and there’s still a whole lot more to come…Tune in to Part 2!