One of the prominent monarchs in Lagos, Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate kingdom is to celebrate his birthday and 11th year anniversary of his coronation with two sporting events.
In a statement signed from the palace by the monarch’s special assistant on public affairs, Temitope Oyefeso, stated that a novelty football match, tagged ‘Elegushi Peace Cup’ will hold at the Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island and also the inaugural Oba Elegushi Golf Tournament is to tee off at the Ikoyi Golf course. The two-in-one event is scheduled take place on Friday 9th of April 2021.
Speaking on the Peace Cup, the monarch’s spokesman stated that the initiative is to provide a platform to preach the message of peace to Nigerians, at a time when there is so much tension and socio-economic challenges confronting the nation.
“We embraced the Peace Cup as put forward by the organizers. His royal majesty is an advocate of peace, he preaches peace at every opportunity, so he endorsed the peace cup and has donated a trophy to be presented to the winner”, Oyefeso stressed
Some of the ex internationals already on the team list include; Nwankwo Kanu, Tijani Babangida, Victor Ikpeba and Garba Lawal. The likes of Zlatan, Sexy Steel, Flavour, Patoranking are to represent Team Music while Nollywood Team will have the likes of Fred Amata. IK Ogboona, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ijebu, Osita Iheme. Top Nigerian Comedy stars like Ayo Makun, Seyi Law, Bovi, Akpororo and others have been listed for the novelty game.
In similar fashion, over 100 golfers from different golf clubs across the county have registered to participate at the maiden golf tournament. The golf tournament is personal to the celebrant, Oba Elegushi, who is also a golfer and an active member of the Ikoyi Golf Club. He also plays at different courses within and outside Nigeria.
Oba Saheed Elegushi, who is the 21st monarch of Ikate-Elegushi kingdom was born on the 10th of April 1976 and ascended the throne of his ancestors on the 27th of April 2010.