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Tobi Amusan, World Athletics Champion Unveiled As Glo Ambassador


Nigerian multinational telecommunications company and total communications solutions provider, Globacom has announced the appointment of Tobi Amusan, World and Commonwealth 100 metres hurdles champion as its brand ambassador.

The appointment was made at a ceremony attended by sports personalities, media, and Glo officials on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Tobi Amusan was the first Nigerian world champion in an athletic event where she won a gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

She set a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal and followed this up with another world record,12.06 seconds in the final to take the gold medal.

Speaking at the event, Globacom’s representative at event and Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Mr. Lawrence Odediran, said the company decided to make Amusan its brand ambassador to reward her for her outstanding achievements, promote Nigerian sports, and encourage the younger generation to pursue their dreams no matter the odds against them.

He noted “At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work, and enterprise which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success. These are qualities that Globacom identifies with,”

According to him, Amusan symbolizes the lesson in the famous quote by Malcolm X, “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, adding that “she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her.”

“Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today. We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realise their dreams,” Mr. Odediran stated.

In her remarks, Amusan thanked Globacom for finding her worthy to fly the company’s flag as an ambassador.

She pledged to be a good representative of the brand at all times across the world.

She said, “I am proud to be associated with Glo as its brand ambassador. It is a proudly Nigerian company doing great things and empowering Nigerians. I am grateful to the Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for giving me this amazing opportunity.”

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