Avril comes from a lineage of sports royalty.

Back in 1968, Kenya sent a squad of sportsmen to represent our country in the Olympics in Mexico. And among those in the team was a handsome man named Philip Waruinge.

Philip went on to win a Bronze.

Philip is Avril’s grandpa.

Yes, the songstress revealed that to her fans on social media.

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The singer posted on her social media, revealing her special relationship with the Olympian.

She wrote;

“I am humbled having met this man is an under statement… very few people know know that I am the grand daughter of the living legend Boxing Olympian Phillip Waruinge… hearing tales about him from his childhood friend and boxer as well, Jimmie ‘Pap Pap’, made my heart so full #MyHeroes #GreatnessRunsThroughMyVeins #Stinger #LightWeightBoxingChampions.”

Check out their picture below

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