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Courage Adams performs a 180 Barspin during the filming of "Courage in the Streets of Jozi" at Johannesburg, South Africa on October 8, 2021. // Wayne Reiche / Red Bull Content Pool

When you think of BMX Street Style, two things immediately come to mind – urban youth and the lay of the inner city. When one of the world’s best Pro BMX street riders, Courage Adams from Spain, landed in Johannesburg to shoot a special project, these two concepts became personified.

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Courage Adams is seen Hopping over Magesh during filming of “Courage in the Streets of Jozi”, Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 11, 2021

Courage (25), who was born in Benin City in Nigeria but now resides in Spain, is one of the best on the scene. In 2021, the Red Bull athlete secured 2nd place at Simple Session in Estonia and claimed 1st place at Arnette O’Marisquino in Vigo, Spain, earlier in the year.

The project that brought Courage to South Africa – Courage In The Streets of Jozi – follows the tread marks left behind by ‘Encouraged’, a homecoming film shot in Lagos, Nigeria. Courage in the Streets of Jozi premiers on Red Bull Bike’s YouTube channel today (watch below). Both projects gave Courage the chance to explore his roots and connect with fellow riders in Africa.

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Courage Adams performs a Tabletop on a bank during filming of “Courage in the Streets of Jozi”, Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 10, 2021
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Courage Adams is seen during filming for Courage In The Streets Of Jozi in Johannesburg on October 12, 2021

In South Africa, where the popularity of BMX is on a steady rise from the bustling inner-city alleys of Jozi to the eclectic streets of Soweto, the sub-culture has firmly established its roots.


Local custodians of the movement, Nkosinathi Gift Nkosi and Leroy Mlenze, played host to Courage when he landed on South Africa’s shores.

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Nathi Nkosi and Courage Adams are seen during filming for Courage In The Streets Of Jozi in Johannesburg on October 10, 2021

Speaking on the experience, Nkosinathi (featured in the pic above) said:

“Meeting Courage was a great experience for me, he is a BMX rider that I’ve always enjoyed watching. His riding is a part of who he really is, it is really inspiring watching him ride.

“Projects like this are really important for the local scene because they help our riders get noticed on the international BMX scene and help foster togetherness within our local BMX community.”

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Courage Adams. Photo: video screenshot, Courage on the Streets of Jozi

For Courage, being back in Africa was reminiscent of his Lagos visit: “The Local culture reminds me of when I was a kid in Nigeria, that was something really interesting because I felt really connected with the city”. He was also blown away by the skills of some of the riders in Soweto. Watch below…

WATCH Courage In The Streets Of Jozi:

For more information about Courage Adams, please visit: https://www.redbull.com/za-en/athlete/courage-adams

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