…Akpororo, IK Osakioduwa also named
Lagos, Nigeria: Thursday, June 11, 2015 –Leading
Telecommunications service provider, Airtel
Nigeria, has appointed music legend, TuFace
Idibia; rap artiste Phyno; reggae dancehall singer,
Patoranking; one of Nigeria’s fastest rising
comedian, Akpororo and renowned On-Air-
Personality, IK Osakioduwa as brand
The brand ambassadors were unveiled to the
public at a star-studded event themed, ‘The
Icon”which held at MUSON centre in Onikan,
Speaking at the occasion, Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Segun
Ogunsanya, stated that the new Airtel brand
ambassadors were respected members of the
society who have distinguished themselves in their
respective fields and as a result, have now
become forces in the entertainment sector.
He said: “We have carefully selected
ambassadors who embody the values, character
and overall image inherent to the Airtel brand,
therefore making them a perfect fit for further
endearing Airtel to millions of Nigerians whilst
strengthening the relationship we have with our
He added that the selection of the highly talented
ambassadors was also meant to encourage the
teeming youth population and inspire them towards
realizing their dreams.
Ogunsanya also noted that the appointment of
enterprising and talented Nigerians as brand
ambassadors is in line with our commitment to
delivering value and rewarding excellence.
He described the unveiling ceremony of the
celebrities as further demonstration of the Telco’s
commitment to support the arts, creativity and
entertainment industry. “The selection of this
unique blend of brand ambassadors is a testimony
of our commitment to promote entertainment,
creativity and the arts in Nigeria”, he said.
All the ambassadors have recorded
monumental successes in their respective fields.
Tuface Idibia is widely regarded as one of
Nigeria’s most popular musicians and has
received numerous awards including Headies,
KORA, MOBO, Channel O Music Awards and
MAMAs. He is also engaged in a number of CSR
activities as a celebrity ambassador.
IK Osakioduwa, an accomplished On-Air Presenter
is a six-time host of the celebrated reality TV
show, Big Brother Africa and has been rated
among the top three most influential young people
in Nigeria. He was also recognized by the Future
Awards as the ‘Best On-Air Personality.’
Patoranking, the reggae dancehall singer won the
coveted Next Rated Award at the 2014 Headies
Awards while just recently, he was named the Best
African Act at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards.
Renowned, on-the-rise comedian, Akpororo, is
regarded as someone with very strong work ethic
and his passion for comedy has earned him so
many accolades. He also sponsors a football
competition as a way of supporting talented youths
in his community.
The fifth ambassador, Phyno, the Enugu-born
indigenous rapper is famous for his songs and has
also earned several awards including the Headies
Award for Best Collaboration in 2013 and best Rap
Single in 2014.
Airtel Nigeria has been a prominent
contributor to entertainment and Arts, and over the
past few months have extended their sponsored
assets in this sector to inclu