Meet basketball star with a Ksh500 Million deal and did a traditional kikuyu wedding (Photos)


Basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki married his girlfriend, who is a Kenyan, in 2012 in a traditional African wedding ceremony in Kenya.

Nowitzki, who plays as a forward for the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Married Jessica Olsson in two weddings one in Kenya and the other in Texas. Olsson is said to have wanted a Kenyan wedding.


Olsson’s mother is Kenyan and her father is from Sweden. The 35-year old first met her hubby, who is a German, in 2010 while he was vacationing in Scotland before officially tying the knot at his palatial estate in Preston Hollow, Texas.

Nowitzki’s wife was born in Kenya to a Swedish father and Kenyan mother, her younger twin brothers are Martin and Marcus Olsson, 26, both soccer players.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 13: NBA player Dirk Nowitzki arrives with girlfriend Jessica Olsson at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The couple has two children.

Nowitzki, 38, just signed a two-year $50 million (Ksh500 Million) deal for the next two NBA seasons.

Nowitzki led the Mavericks tо 13 NBA Playoffs (2001–2012; 2014), including thе franchise’s first Finals appearance in 2006 and оnlу championship in 2011.





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