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Brian Orakpo

Brian Orakpo

My parents are from Lagos, Nigeria. They came here with the American dream, wanting a better life. And I have to say that's exactly what they gave me. My dad's brother left Nigeria first and my parents followed. There was – and still is – a big Nigerian population in Houston.

At first they ran a Nigerian food store. They brought their culture to Houston, to that community. That's how we first got started, how we made a living. Eventually both my parents were able to go to college and get their education at Texas Southern University.