|Wole Adeniyi, Holyfield and Ambode|
Lagos State Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other prominent Nigerians have commended the CEO of ACI Entertainment, Mr. Wole Adeniyi for bringing four time heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield to Lagos to be part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations.
Speaking during the recently concluded Evander Holyfield versus Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Charity bout which held on May 25th in Lagos, the governor affirmed that bringing Holyfield to Lagos to be part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations is historic. “I want to thank Wole Adeniyi of ACI Entertainment for bringing Holyfield to Lagos to celebrate with us. As far as am concerned, he is the greatest living world heavyweight champion of all time and we are very proud to have him in our midst. As a government, we have always wanted to use sports as a way of driving our economy and there is no way we can showcase sports as the catalyst for economic growth than bringing somebody who is a champion; a revered person and for him to use his God given talent and resources to promote sports in our State”.
|Wole adeniyi, Tinubu and Wale Edun|
The former governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was also very pleased to meet Evander Holyfied when he paid him a courtesy visit in his residence. He took time to dress him up like an Eyo Masquerade, a gesture Holyfield said he would cherish all his life.
An obviously elated Wole Adeniyi thanked Lagosians and Nigerians as a whole for the love showed to Holyfield during his stay in the country and also extended his gratitude to Lagos State Governor, H.E Akinwunmi Ambode, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Prof. Wole Soyinka for keying into the charity and youth empowerment initiatives which were the sole aim of the event. “The entire team of ACI Entertainment is grateful to the governor of Lagos State, H.E Akinwunmi Ambode, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Prof. Wole Soyinka and all Lagosians who appreciated the fact that we brought Holyfied to Lagos to be part of the Lagos at 50 celebrations. It doesn’t end there, our company, ACI Entertainment and Holyfield’s Real Deal Entertainment have partnered to host a boxing reality show in Nigeria and other youth empowerment initiatives that we will soon unveil. I must say that there are whole lot for our youths to benefit as we are about to reposition boxing entertainment in Nigeria just like the immediate post-WW11 era up until 1970’s.And we have started the process by bringing the five times heavy weight champion, Evander Holyfield on board as a partner”.