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TAR Australia 4: Femi & Nick (Psychiatric Nurses)
« on: October 22, 2019, 01:19:07 AM »


Femi & Nick, Psychiatric Nursers (Sydney, New South Wales)

Working in a high-pressure, fast paced environment is second nature to psychiatric nurses Femi and Nick. The best mates turned co-workers know that they have the mental and physical stamina that it takes to conquer the race… and the means to getting an IV drip if they’re feeling a bit flat.

When they’re not in scrubs, they’re whipping clients into shape at their personal training business in Sydney. Both Femi and Nick come from large, happy Nigerian families and are passionate about personal development and helping others.

Cool, calm and collected, the boys believe they can take a logical approach to the race and charm their way through the rest!
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Re: TAR Australia 4: Femi & Nick (Psychiatric Nurses)
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 01:21:32 AM »
Femi, 23

What country or place do you hope to visit on The Amazing Race Australia and why?
China, because I feel they’re just so advanced in EVERYTHING! I think it would be a massive shock to my system.
What’s the worst part of travelling with your teammate? He is so messy and sluggish with everything. I have to work twice as hard just to get places on time with him!
What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race Australia? Personal growth - showing people that the sky ‘s the limit and you can do whatever you put your mind to and overcoming challenges. And let’s not forget winning the race.

Nick, 23

What do you hope to accomplish by running The Amazing Race Australia?
To set an awesome example for and inspire people like us - young, black and ambitious … Also, the $250,000 cash prize obviously.
What is the biggest challenge or weakness you’ll need to overcome? Any swimming related activities. Please have a life vest available!
What country or place do you hope to visit on The Amazing Race Australia and why? Brazil. I just love places that offer a different cultural experience than what I’m used to, whilst being somewhat familiar. Seeing as I’m African and Brazil has a massive Afro influence, it’s the perfect mix.
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 01:42:47 AM »
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Introducing besties Femi and Nick, 'The Amazing Race Australia' team that might have what it takes to take home the top prize.

The pair have a few very important factors working in their favour when it comes to the unique skillset required to blast through 'Amazing Race' challenges.

Femi and Nick have been friends since childhood so they'll presumably know how to handle getting on each other's nerves and spending long train trips, plane trips, boat rides and camel excursions together.

They're also both psychiatric nurses who are completely comfortable in high-pressure, fast-paced environments, with a knack for working with people.

But that's not all!

Rounding out their 'Amazing Race' credentials, Femi and Nick run a personal training business when they're not in scrubs, so they won't be breaking a sweat with all the RUNNING that goes on in that crazy show.

While we haven't met all the contestants just yet, Femi and Nick could well give our favourite nuns Judy and Therese a run for their money and take home the show's $250,000 prize.

'The Amazing Race Australia' will premiere Monday, October 28 at 7.30 on Network 10 and WIN Network.

Source: https://10daily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a191005xdaut/meet-femi-and-nick-the-two-nurses-joining-the-amazing-race-australia-20191005?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D43516253529426626213030165139620024700%7CMCORGID%3D508F0C3A53DB1A8A0A490D4D%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1571985598
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Re: TAR Australia 4: Femi & Nick (Psychiatric Nurses)
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 01:53:49 AM »
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They're best friends, they work together and both come from large Nigerian families. Now, 23-year-olds Femi and Nick are set to conquer 'The Amazing Race Australia'.

Speaking to 10 daily over the phone, Femi and Nick revealed they initially applied to 'The Amazing Race Australia' "just for a bit of randomness".

"After we applied, we thought about it a bit more and were like, 'Oh snap! This would be amazing!'" Nick said, adding, "It's an awesome opportunity to be able to inspire people and show our story because I don't think we do that enough".

Given that the boys both work as psychiatric nurses as well as personal trainers, they believe it's their mental and physical resilience that give them an advantage over the other competitors.

"We're a massive threat, we had the mental and physical elements covered -- but there's more to the game than just mental and physical challenges that we didn't realise until we actually got there," Femi said.

Nick added, "I think we were able to work better under stress because we're nurses, we already work in a fast-paced environment so stressful environments were okay for us."

"I think the biggest thing was when we were bored and just hanging out in the car, we would argue because that's what we do for fun," he laughed.

Aside from the usual training and eating well in order to be fighting fit ahead of the competition, the duo revealed their unconventional way of preparing for the more mentally-based challenges.

"We knew that the challenges were not all physical and that they would have some mental component, so we did a lot of escape rooms -- nearly ten of them," Nick said.

"We wanted to see how we could work better as a team and actually problem solve a bit more effectively. So we did a lot of those escape rooms, which I felt was quite beneficial in terms of helping us to actually perform better."

One thing that Femi and Nick weren't prepared for, they said, was their lack of directional ability.

"We didn't realise just how directionally challenged we were!" Femi laughed. "We knew it would have some kind of like elements related to that, but you don't actually realise how much the race relies on your ability to navigate yourself."

He continued, "If you can't do that, it doesn't matter how good you are at challenges -- we always went well in challenges, but we just took ages to get anywhere!"
The Amazing Race Australia' will premiere Monday, October 28 at 7.30 on Network 10 and WIN Network.

Source: https://10daily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a191018rfocu/were-a-massive-threat-bffs-femi-and-nick-are-more-than-ready-for-the-amazing-race-20191022?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D43516253529426626213030165139620024700%7CMCORGID%3D508F0C3A53DB1A8A0A490D4D%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1571985598
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Re: TAR Australia 4: Femi & Nick (Psychiatric Nurses)
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 12:42:25 AM »
Femi Ogunsiji and Nick Evbuomwan won hearts during their time on 'The Amazing Race Australia', despite taking... a few wrong turns in the competition.

The Sydney nurses became synonymous with getting lost during the race, which made them even more endearing when you paired their constant shenanigans with their cheeky charm and inability to take anything seriously.

"Honestly," Nick told 10 daily following their elimination from the race, "I'm not going to lie, I thought I was the best at directions."

Part of the race means surrendering the tech comforts of being able to Google locations or get directions and maps, but Nick and Femi said that didn't worry them going into it.

"It wasn't tough to get rid of [technology] because we knew, going into the race, that was going to be what was needed," Nick said, "we did a lot of practice focusing on using our intuition and map reading, getting rid of technology to get used to being in a country where we had no idea."

But even when they were up against it, the guys never took the pressure of the race out on each other, instead just getting on and never giving up.

Unfortunately during leg 10, the second Malawi leg, Nick and Femi struggled with a sole-destroying sandal challenge

"We were doing pretty well," Nick said, "we had a few challenges on the canoe, but we picked up our feet and I thought we had good momentum."

Powering through a few more detours, Nick and Femi said they thought that this could have been their leg, but faced with the task of creating sandals in a Malawi market, things unravelled.

"I don't think he's cracking under pressure," Femi said while the pair were still in the market, "I think he's not taking the time to really look at what he's got to do."

Looking back, Nick told 10 daily the challenge became extra stressful with all the teams competing in such a small place, watching the other four teams succeed and move on from the challenge and having a crowd of people watching them attempt to make shoes.

"I let the stress get the better of me," he added.

While they were able to finally get the shoes right, the boys were behind the other teams and couldn't make up the time. Sadly, it wasn't a huge surprise to Nick and Femi that they were going home.

"We were pretty sure that we were going home, everyone was so good at that point. We left the sandals about an hour, an hour and a half behind everyone else so we knew it was very unlikely we'd make it through."

Before the show had started, Nick and Femi had spoken about the rare opportunity to represent Western Sydney, telling the Daily Tele, "being black, not many people in our demographic are represented on TV". Since the show aired, Femi told 10 daily they had been overwhelmed with support.

"Itís been unbelievable," he said, "everywhere I go in Western Sydney I have people showing love and support. It's a good feeling to know people are proud and we're showing a good light for our community."

Calling the response "absolutely incredible", Nick added, "I really feel like we have been able to inspire and motivate a lot of black men in our community to go out and showcase how amazing we really are."

As for their friendship, the duo said 'The Amazing Race' has only brought them closer together.

"I think it's allowed me to understand and accept Nick and his inevitable failures, so I definitely feel like we're closer now," Femi said.

"If anything," Nick added, "It showed how much resilience I have... to be able to wake up every morning and see Femi's face with no technology to distract me."

The show isn't going to be the same without these two champions.

'The Amazing Race Australia' Airs Mondays And Tuesdays From 7.30 pm, Only On 10 And WIN Network.

Source: https://10daily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a191126blrxj/i-thought-i-was-the-best-at-directions-femi-and-nick-say-they-practiced-navigation-before-the-race-20191126?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D54714152901846776402136091882378894383%7CMCORGID%3D508F0C3A53DB1A8A0A490D4D%2540AdobeOrg%7CTS%3D1574836310
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Re: TAR Australia 4: Femi & Nick (Psychiatric Nurses)
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 08:34:48 PM »
I was cheering for them from the beginning. Real good race they had.
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