Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe Biography

November 11, 2019
First published on:November 11, 2019
by Vineet

Facts of Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe

Birth Name Folade Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe
Birth Place Toronto, Ontario
Famous Name Nay
Birth Date August 29, 1991
Father Charles Ekunwe
Mother Denise Raincock
Net Worth $650 thousand
Salary $112000
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 175 lb (79) kg
Nationality Canadian
Affair with Single

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe is a Canadian basketball player who plays in the WNBA for the New York Liberty. The famous forward also plays in the Rezé-Nantes Basket 44 and CJM Bourges Basket. She is a gold medalist in Pan American Games and FIBA America in 2015.

Born as Folade Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe on August 29, 1991, in Toronto, Ontario, Nay completed her High school from Kalamalka Secondary School (Vernon, British Columbia) and in 2009 she joined Simon Fraser from where she graduated in 2013. At age 16 she started to represent her national team and in 2016, Nay began to play for the senior national team of Canada.  

Annual Salary in 2019

The 28-year-old player is now earning from the WNBA scene as well as from overseas league. Her net worth is estimated at around $650 thousand.

Being the player of  New York Liberty, she earns around $112000 as an annual salary slightly less in comparison to Han Xu who has $42,570 as an annual salary. She also appeared in international leagues like Australia, France, and Europe. From French league games, she earns $3730 as a monthly salary and from Australian games $10,000 for playing league games.

Still Single

The Canadian basketball player Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe is currently unmarried. She has not mentioned about her relationship status but is reported to be single as she has never been spotted with her boyfriend.

She is enjoying her games and is focusing on her game rather than anything else.

Enjoying her vacation in Switzerland SOURCE: Instagram post of Nayo [email protected] nayo_rain

Ekunwe is also one of those celebrities who keeps personal life out of the reach of media and public. She loves to visit different countries and she often gives time to her family and friends during her offseason.

Professional Career

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe initiated her basketball career from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia where she played in NCAA Division II and it was 2013 when she started playing basketball professionally. During 2013- 2014 she signed with Pully Basket in the Swiss LNA, in 2015 she played with Donau-Ries and the following year, she joined Wasserburg.

In 2016 she started to play in Australian League from Bendigo Spirit and in 2017 NewYork Liberty signed her where she still plays. Besides this, she is also playing with Rezé-Nantes Basket 44 and CJM Bourges Basket.

Family and Personal Details

Since the age of 8, she desperately wanted to become a basketball player and always dreamt to represent her national team. Her father Charles Ekunwe and mother Denise Raincock supported her and now she has conquered what she dreamed of.

Nay and her mom SOURCE: [email protected] nayo_rain

She has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Besides, she enjoys reading, practicing languages, exploring new cities.


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