At the 2nd AIBA African 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament held in Windhoek, Namibia, the first and second place finisher in his division qualified for the Olympics.
He advanced to the finals with a one-point victory over Morris Okola of Kenya 6-5, thus ensuring qualification - Onorede ultimately took silver in the competition, losing to fellow-qualifier Mohamed Amanissi.
He lost his Olympic debut 1:11 to Jaroslavas Jakšto.
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