Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi John over the weekend gave success tips to selected outstanding athletes from the maiden Back2Base Talent Hunt held at the UNILAG Sports Complex, Lagos.
The three-day event afforded many children to exhibit their talents across three sports including football, basketball and tennis from where the best were selected and rewarded with handsome cash prizes.
Speaking at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Victoria Island where he treated the young lads to a sumptuous dinner, Mikel Obi graciously shared his grass-to-grace , offering tips that would help the youngsters to actualise their dreams of also becoming superstars.
“The first key to success is discipline; you have to be disciplined before you can put enough effort to become the best in whatever you do even outside of sports” the Rio 2016 Olympic medallist noted.
Mikel who spent more than 10 years with Premier League giants, Chelsea under different coaches said his undying desire to always give his best at all times afforded him the long spell at the London club and advised the upcoming youngsters to take a cue from him.
Emma Jebutu and Toyin Asogba respectively emerged the most outstanding boy and girl in the tennis category while Mathew Abamu and Destiny Okhinye finished as the runners-up.
The trio of Ayomide Lasisi, Chika Okafor and Kunle Adesuyi were selected as the top three performers in the basketball event while the trio of Adebayo Mubarak, Monday Pius and Samuel Adefeso were selected from the football event.
CEO and Founder of Avianna & Harvey Entertainments, Fadekemi Ahmed who supervised the Back2Base Talent Hunt, expressed delight with the project’s great start and assured that subsequent editions would get better.