Henry Olonga

Henry Olonga | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Henry Olonga | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Zimbabwean World Cup Player
Be inspired by overcoming adversity and standing up for your beliefs with Henry Olonga, speaker, cricket and motivational speaker.
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Henry Olonga | Speaker Biography

First black player for Zimbabwe in cricket
Protested against Zimbabwean government with black armband
Transitioned to commentary and music industry

Henry Olonga, the first black player to represent Zimbabwe in cricket, is a renowned figure who broke down barriers and made history. Despite facing death threats and controversy, Olonga stood up for his beliefs by wearing a black armband to mourn the death of democracy. This act ultimately led to his retirement and exile from his own country. Olonga's remarkable career and courageous actions make him a perfect choice as an after-dinner and cricket speaker. He made his test debut in 1995 and went on to represent Zimbabwe in over 30 tests and 50 ODIs, holding the best bowling record for his country. Although his career was cut short, his story serves as an inspiration for others to stand up for their beliefs. Olonga has since ventured into commentary and the music industry, releasing an album and publishing an autobiography. His presence at any event adds credibility and provides a captivating and motivating keynote or after-dinner speech. As a controversial cricket speaker, Olonga connects with anyone interested in sports and is widely regarded as one of the most inspiring sports speakers available. To hire Henry Olonga for your next event, contact PepTalk. He covers a range of topics, including cricket, overcoming adversity, leadership, and motivation. Testimonials from previous events describe him as a brilliant, engaging speaker with amazing talent and a fine role model.

Why Should You Book Henry Olonga?

Book Henry Olonga as your speaker to inspire your team with his powerful story of courage and resilience. As the first black cricketer for Zimbabwe, he faced immense adversity and stood up for his beliefs, making him a compelling figure in sports and beyond. His engaging and motivational speeches will leave a lasting impact on your audience.

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