The Amazing Race Wiki
The Amazing Race Wiki

Shola Richards and Doyin Brian Richards are a team of Twins on The Amazing Race 2.

Although they started off as a solid team, they got lost in Namibia, being the only team to fail to find the Matterhorn Sand Dune before it closed, which left them in the dust in 8th place.


Retrieved from

We share a close and powerful bond that most people lucky to experience in their life-time. We're more than brothers; we're best friends that share a bond that cannot be weakened by time, distance, or any other outside force.


Despite their incredibly close relationship, identical twins Shola and Doyin haven't really traveled together much, so neither knows exactly what to expect during THE AMAZING RACE.

They decided to team up for the Race partly to put their relationship to the test. Shola adds, "The idea of being able to travel all over the world, while competing on a worldwide stage for $1 million, and to do it all with my twin brother, is way too enticing for me to pass up." Going into the Race, both feel that the experience will strengthen their relationship.

Q & A

What strengths and weaknesses do you bring to the Team?

  • Shola: My best attributes are that I'm normally extremely cool under pressure, and I have very strong interpersonal skills. My major weaknesses are that I don't speak any other languages and I have absolutely ZERO international travel experience, so it could get pretty ugly out there.
  • Doyin: I'm more uptight than Shola is, and that can be viewed as both a strength and a weakness. It helps to get things accomplished in a timely fashion, but it can be annoying for Shola to deal with.

What strengths and weaknesses does your teammate bring to the Team?

  • Shola: Doyin can be very impatient and sometimes a little bossy (as much as he's not willing to admit it!). But besides that, his strengths as a teammate far outweigh his weaknesses.
  • Doyin: Shola can be a little too laid back for my tastes, but he is a great leader and for the most part he's usually right in the decisions he makes.

What is your favorite film?

  • Shola: The Shawshank Redemption
  • Doyin: Training Day

What is your favorite TV show?

  • Shola: 24
  • Doyin: 24

Who is your favorite actor?

  • Shola: Morgan Freeman
  • Doyin: Denzel Washington

Who is your favorite actress

  • Shola: Denise Richards
  • Doyin: Cameron Diaz

What is your favorite band?

  • Shola: A Tribe Called Quest
  • Doyin: A Tribe Called Quest

What comfort item from home will you miss the most?

  • Shola: Cable TV
  • Doyin: My Bed[1]

The Amazing Race 2

Race History

Shola & Doyin's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 United States → Brazil Mountain / Beach No Roadblock 3 of 11
2 2 Brazil Used Fast Forward 1 of 10
3 3 Brazil → South Africa Dance / Deliver Doyin 5 of 9
4 4 South Africa → Namibia Did not perform 8 of 8 [1]
Average 4.25
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass

1: By the time Shola & Doyin got to the Matterhorn Sand Dune, they were too far behind the other teams and were ordered to go directly to the Pit Stop.


  • Doyin has been featured in commercials for Microsoft's Windows 10.[2]


Franchise Records

  • Shoya & Doyin are the first team of brothers and the first team of twins.
  • First African-American team to be blood-related along with Deidre & Hillary.
  • First all-male team to be asked to go directly to the Pit Stop.
  • First team to be eliminated in Namibia.

Exterrnal Links


  • Susan Schechter at RealityNewsOnline (07/10/2002): "An Evening with Shola, Doyin, and Hillary of The Amazing Race 2"

Social Media Profiles


The Amazing Race 2 Teams
 Blake & Paige
S2 BlakePaige.jpg
 Chris & Alex
Lifelong Friends
S2 ChrisAlex.jpg
 Cyndi & Russell
Married Parents/Pastors
S2 CyndiRussell.jpg
 Deidre & Hillary
S2 DeidreHillary.jpg
 Gary & Dave
Former Roommates
S2 GaryDave.jpg
 Hope & Norm
Married Parents
S2 HopeNorm.jpg
 Mary & Peach
S2 MaryPeach.jpg
 Oswald & Danny
Best Friends
S2 OswaldDanny.jpg
 Peggy & Claire
S2 PeggyClaire.jpg
 Shola & Doyin
S2 SholaDoyin.jpg
 Tara & Wil
Separated Couple
S2 TaraWil.jpg