African role model and world-class footballer Didier Drogba stars in a new beer commercial, where he’s seen dribbling around the world, taking the road less traveled to reach his destination.

The TV commercial, which is for Windhoek Lager, reinforces what many of us have learned through the years. Didier Drogba is man of immense influence and respect throughout the African continent. The respect that Ivorian has in his native country led to the suspension of a Civil War and countless other symbolic moments throughout the continent.

It also important to remember that Drogba grew up in France but, unlike so many other French Africans, he always wanted to represent his home nation. For that the people of Cote d’Ivoire and the entire continent have been eternally grateful. This powerful ad reminds us what an icon Drogba remains throughout Africa.