A Nigerian drift driving prince and sensation Jamus Bashar Muhammad, also known as Jaybash has shared the difficulties faced by drift drivers in Nigeria.
In a chat recently with newsmen, he said: “In other parts of the world, drift racing is quickly becoming one of the most popular motorsports disciplines, and this popularity is causing increased gender based and geographical barriers.
“However, in a country like Nigeria, the difficulties of living in a confined space are not the only obstacles that drifters must overcome. Another aspect to deal with is discouragement and a lot of negativity from the people”
On the difficulties he faced as a drift driver, Jaybash, a well-known name in the Nigerian motorsport industry, said: “One of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced is lack of support; most people around here regard this career as a risk and a waste of money. They essentially label it as suicide. As a result, many people oppose it. But I’m glad that the younger generation are starting to give in a little bit to it”
“In Nigeria It is considered as a journey that leads nowhere, especially because of the unavailability of sponsorship.It is extremely difficult to find sponsorship in Nigeria”