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UBA Endorses Nigerian Sprint Star, Seye Ogunlewe

Nigeria’s reigning king of the tracks, Seye Ogunlewe has landed a brand endorsement deal with financial giant, United Bank of Africa (UBA).

Seye’s new new deal is an icing-on-the-cake in a year he worked very hard beating other strong contenders to retain the Nigerian national 100 meters title for the third successive year.

Speaking about his new relationship with the brand, Seye who is represented by leading talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC) said he was eager to work with the intuition to become a better athlete and inspire young kids.

To actualize his new task, he teamed up with UBA Foundation to inspire school children Victoria Island High School, Lagos on the Read Africa Initiative. Launched in 2011, the foundation has been helping to rekindle the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths as they pursue their education.

The track & field champion alongside Mrs Bola Atta, CEO, UBA Foundation read excerpts of books and shared his experience as an athlete to inspire the children to become the best they can be.

Seye revealed, “I am delighted to be part of @ubagroup corporate social responsibility campaign, Read Africa. I believe every child should live their dreams with the right balance of education and passion for what you like to do.

He added, “I heard kids today say they wanted to be Doctors, Lawyers, Pilot…. My message to them was work hard to accomplish anything.”

Also speaking, Koye Sowemimo, Head of Sports, reaffirm the commitment of Temple Management Company (TMC) in ensuring that the star athlete achieves his purpose to become a truly global champion.

Seye Ogunlewe is a professional sprinter and the reigning fastest man in Nigeria after a record 10.12 seconds in the men’s 100m final at the All Nigeria Championships in Sapele, Delta State.

His achievements include emerging champion in the British University 100m (2014); he’s a 2-time British University Indoor silver medallist (2011/2012); British University Indoor 60m champion (2014) and the Irish Indoor 60m Champion (20120.

On the continent, he has been an African 4x100m silver medallist (Benin 2012); African 4x100m gold medallist (Morocco 2014); Nigeria 100m silver medallist (2013), Nigeria 100m champion (2015/2016) and is ranked the sixth top sprinter in Africa.

He is currently preparing for the 2017 World Championships; with sights set on the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Japan Olympics 2020.

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