Award-winning Nigerian artistes Teni Apata (Teni The Entertainer) and Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’Banj) have become the new “Faces of Athletes” in Nigeria.
The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau made this known at the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, an annual competition which sees athletes across the globe run in Nigeria.
D’banj after the announcement, compared entertainers to sports in a world press conference.
“For me, I’m an entertainer and I represent the entertainment industry. As you know, entertainment and sport are like brothers because even sport can be very entertaining. So I’m looking forward to see people run for the 50,000 dollars prize money tomorrow. I think it is going to be very entertaining. In entertainment industry, you have to be very fit, so we are both family.”
Teni pledged her support and promised to entertain the athletes.
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