Former Captain of Super Eagles, Ex International and one time Africa’s Best Football star and player of the year, Chief Patrick Olusegun Odegbami will launch his much expected book: ” Me, Football and More” this Thursday 2nd of May, 2013 in Lagos.
The occasion according to sources will see the best assemblage of Nigerian celebrities, who will converge in Lagos to bright up the event and celebrate the life of one of Africa’s best in the World of football.
The book among other contents will present a compilation of some of Odegbami’s selected works in his erstwhile newspaper and Magazine columns. The footballer as a multi-talented personality is the author of many masterpieces articles having been for long performed the role of a career writer, adventuring as social, managerial an sports empowerer.
Mathematical Odegbami , one of the brightest Footballer Africa has ever produced and a topmost nation’s Sports Ambassador said the event which is a celebration of his many talents will attract many dignitaries from across the nation and even beyond among them career footballers, politicians, sports writers and national economic planners.
Odegbami, one of the nation’s most celebrated star was also a former captain of the national team, the Super Eagles.
The event has been scheduled to take a place in 15 states of the Federation and the spectacular launching showcase will commence on Thursday in Lagos. A special guest of the night according to sources will be governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State.
According to a source close to the international star: “Chief Segun Odegbami has been a columnist for various national and international papers for more than two decades and would would be using the event to properly present a compilation of some of his selected writings from his past articles spread over the last 20 years.
The source continued: “He will be presenting the book to the public at an event which would be elaborately and strategically organized to celebrate art, sports, history and the footballer and writer”.
The source added that Chief Odegbami would also be presenting an audio version of the book to the public which is a compilation of some of his selected writings. The selected masterpiece articles will be read by some renowned personalities from the field of news-casting and embracing music, movie, media, sports. Among those personalities expected to grace the occasion are Joke Silva, Soni Irabor, Yinka Davies, Jimi Solanke, Ronke Ayuba, Bimbo (Roberts) Oloyede, Dejumo Lewis, Sola Omole, Femi Siwoolu and many more.
The event according to sources is strictly by invitation and is expected to have many government representatives bothe at state and national levels as special guests.
* Odegbami announces on his Mathematical 7 website column:
Selection of my football writings over the years. All in a book that will be launched soon….
There will be several launches; in Nigeria, in the UK and possibly in the United States.
The first event is;
Date : 2nd May, 2013
Venue : Anchor Event place, Beside LTV8, Agidingbi, Ikeja Lagos
Time : 12 Noon prompt
Special guest of honour : His Excellency, Governor of Lagos state; Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)
I will keep you posted on the other dates so please watch this space.
I am really excited