Many Nigerian sports fans will always remember the well-known “Papilo” peak milk video, which featured Kanu Nwankwo, a top player for the Super Eagles at the time.
A few years later, the same peak milk video produced a magnificent video advertisement with the former Nigerian international, this time with his son, who is seen wanting to emulate his father in the advertisement.
The “Kanu Nkwankwo and Sons” video, which was enormously popular, and succeeded the storied “Papilo” Peak Milk Video, entered advertising folklore.
The son, played by Sean Nwankwo, talked about how his father has made him proud by winning numerous awards and records, leading the Nigerian team to an Olympic victory by scoring the game-winning goal in their 4-3 semi-final victory over Brazil, and winning African Best Footballer of the Year in the same year.
Watch the video here:
This video is evergreen 💚🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/ulBBGpP0bm
— Ayomide Oguntimehin (@ayo_oguntimehin) February 23, 2023
After the victory, Kanu’s impressive performance for Ajax and even his country piqued the interest of the Italian Serie A side, Inter Milan, who secured the striker’s signature.
Kanu, set to make his team debut, soon received a heart condition that could have ended his career. However, the Nigerian’s determination to play on made him accomplish much more later, including winning the UEFA Cup with Inter Milan in 1997–98, two Premier League titles with Arsenal, the FA Cup with Portsmouth, and even having one of the most international caps for his country.
As said in the video, Kanu gives his kid a motivating speech in which he explains that his determination helped him beat the sickness and accomplish much more.
KAN U BELIEVE IT HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂 SEAN CHUKWUDI KANU. Happiness and joy is all and God bless you and protect you. Wish you all the best life can offer and all your desires God will grant it 🙏 I KNOW ONE DAY YOU MAKE US PROUD 🙏 #happybirthday #thankgod #godisyourstrength #sk9 pic.twitter.com/JzSeiH4JbT
— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) February 14, 2023
Today, Sean, the son in the video who just turned 18, imitates his father by playing for a club’s young squad in England.