Muhammad, 23, tells CNN that in Nigeria, drifting cars is not recognized as a sport by the government, so groups like the Drift Hunters legally practice in private spaces to avoid public disturbance. It is also a high-risk activity, so “we got our helmets, we made racing suits and we put roll cages in our cars,” he says.
According to the Drift Hunters duo, the dream for the group is to be internationally recognized. “I want us to go outside Nigeria to compete for the country,” Bashar says.
Watch the video at the top of this page for more on their journey through Nigeria’s growing world of motorsports.
Nigeria’s ‘Drift Hunters’ are putting their own spin on this popular motorsport