The biggest celebrity football fan showdown lived up to its promise as some of the biggest names in the Nigerian entertainment industry treated fans to exciting football fan duels. 9ice, Reminisce, Timi Dakolo, Frank Edoho, Fred Amata, Illbliss, Segun Arinze and ID Cabasa locked horns in the name of their respective football clubs on an unforgettable night.
The stunning Blue Bar and Pool section of Fourpoints by Sheraton, Victoria Island Lagos hosted this unique sports and entertainment showpiece created by beautiful sports OAP- Kiibati Bankole.
Kiibati, kitted in a refereeing outfit (complete with her yellow, red cards and whistle) played the role of match referee.
The action kicked off with an exciting clash between Chelsea fan- 9ice and Arsenal fan- Illbliss. 9ice defeated Illbliss thanks to verdicts handed out by a panel of judges that included ex-footballer- Sam Sodje, sports OAPS Biola Kazeem and Mathew Edafe and comedians- Still Ringing.
9ice and Illbliss participated in tasks that included singing, dancing, match commentaries and exciting debates.
9ice shocked the audience and judges with his impressive and broad knowledge of football history and eventually bagged two awards- The Superfan award and the award for creativity, both powered by sponsors- Merrybet.
Timi Dakolo and Frank Edoho were next, in what was the tightest and most fiercely contested match. Frank Edoho, who is a Chelsea fan, gave Timi Dakolo- an Arsenal fan a run for his money, as they both showed depth in football knowledge and extreme passion. Timi Dakolo’s breathtaking rendition of the Arsenal club anthem however, gave him the edge as he defeated Frank.
Timi eventually also won the Backseat Manager award, powered by Merrybet, for his outstanding knowledge of football.
Nollywood stars Segun Arinze and Fred Amata locked horns next for Chelsea and Arsenal respectively, in another evenly matched duel.
Segun Arinze, not deterred by the defeat his club had suffered earlier in the day, was quite impressive in his play on words and overall creativity and defeated Fred Amata.
The final showdown of the night was between Reminisce and ID Cabasa for Manchester United and Chelsea respectively. Reminisce provided the moment of the night, when he sang the Manchester United anthem- ‘Glory Glory Man United’ in Yoruba language. The venue erupted in laughter and applause, in appreciation.
The winning celebrities were awarded match trophies and prizes from SLOT and Merrybet.
It was a night the fans and celebrities will not forget in a hurry, as they were treated to musical and comedy performances and great fun all round.
If you missed out on this, do not miss the next one in February next year, as it will be bigger and more exciting!
9ice Versus Illbliss – Watch 9ice do the monkey dance at Celebrity Fans Challenge. Hahahahahahttps://t.co/wGuJSuT93k
Timi Dakolo Versus Frank Edoho – Frank Edoho didn’t need to phone a friend for help in this incredible duel with Timi Dakolo http://t.co/e4GLgdY0js
Reminisce Versus ID Cabasa – Biko, what ojoro is ID Cabasa speaking of ooo?!!!!https://t.co/bXSrKg0C5F
FRED AMATA Versus SEGUN ARINZE – Nollywood giants lock horns for Arsenal and Chelsea respectively https://t.co/mx5BjxgNyS