OBI, Mitchell Okechukwu

Date of Birth: Tuesday, (Nkwo) 2'"' December 1958 State of Origin: Imo Local Government Area: Isiala Mbano Village/Town: Amauzari Contact Address: 16 Mortune Avenue Valley Estate New Abeokuta Road, Dopemu Ikeja Contact Telephones: 234-1-7740475, 01-7753187, 01 -7215899, 234-1 -8037216439 Email Address: mitchellobifrt life Mitchell Okeehukwu Obi is a veteran sports journalist and commentator. He has added life and enthusiasm to the sports in Nigeria through his stimulating commentaries and sharp write ups. Education • Presbyterian Boys School Victoria Southern Cameroon 1963 1970 • Worldwide Mission College Southern Cameroon 1970 1975 • University of Ife. Ile-lfe 1977 1982 B.A. (Hons) Modern Languages. • University of Abidjan. Cote d'lvoire 1981 and obtained Higher Diploma in French Teaching • Advanced Writing'1987 Membership of Professional Associations • Associate Member. Nigeria Institute of Marketing 2004 • Executive Chairman. Master Sports International Model Associate Ltd 1996 date • Executive Committee Member. International Sports Press Association ( AIPS) • Member. Nigerian Guild of Editors • Chairman. Publicity and Press Committee Nigeria Football Association 1990 1992 Board Member. Nigerian Football Association 1990 1992 • Member. Association of French Teachers • Board Member. Rowing & Yachting Federation of Nigeria 1996 2000 • Chairman. Publicity Committee FlFA'S President's Visit to Nigeria 1997 • Member. Pro-league Management Committee 1996 2000 • Member. Marketing Committee Nigerian Football Association • Member. Sports Policy Review Committee • Member. Task force on 2000 Africa Cup of Nations. • Member. 2003 All Africa Games Logo & Mascot Committee • Member. Management Committee ol" NFA Partnership Club • Member. National Sports Awards Merit Committee • Member. Sports Marketing Guild of Nigeria • Member. 2014 Commonwealth Bid Committee Nigeria Job Experience and Employment History • Claims/Information Officer. Continental Shipping Lines (Africa)Ltd 1975 September 1977 • Teacher. Army Command Secondary School Ibadan 1982 2983 N.Y.S.C. • Stall"Writer Sunday Stamp & Naked World Newspapers Ibadan Nov 1982 July 1983 • Sports Editor. The Guardian. 1983 2987 • Deputy Editor Guardian Express 1987 1988 • The Editor Guardian Express 1988 1999 • Ag. Editor of The Guardian on Sunday • TV Sports Presenter Channel 10 Elopee Hot-Stars Magazine 1989 1990 Special Assistant to Hon Minister of Transport 1991 1992 • Quintessential Anchorman for popular Sports Programme Mater Sports on NTA Channel 2 1992- 1994 Anchorman/Presenter AM Sports/ Sports Extra on African Independent Television (AIT) 1998 Date • General Team Manager for Nigerdock FC 1994 1995 • Co-ordinator Ghana/Nigeria TV/ Radio Local Organising Committee 2000 • First Syndicated sports columnist while at Guardian. Post Express and The Diet in 1999 Sports Marketing Consultant to DAAR Communications Ltd, • President, Africa Sports Journalists Union (ASJU) Programmes handled and Organised A Pepsi League Service and a Pepsi League Round-up (A syndicated Nation-wide Radio Peak Soccer Time (Syndicated Nationwide Radio) A Lifebuoy Sports Splash (Radio) Bournvita Soccer Special (Television ) Milo World of Football (Newspaper-Daily Champion) Gulder World of Football (Television) John Players Power- Boat Special (This Day , Guardian, Daily Times, Champion) Maltina Super-Bike Race (Newspapers) Gulder Tennis (Newspaper) Got Marketing and Broadcast Rights in the following events, Laurens Word Sports Awards 1999 Live Telecast, African Nations Cup Qualifier- Nigeria Vs Zambia (2000) live analysis, Lagos World Soccer Stars- Ronaldo, George Weah, Gbriel Btistuta, Diego Maradona,, A South African Highlights Football Salsa, A FIFA TV show A Countdown to Glory-Olympic Special ON Sydney Games, 2002 World Cup Qualifying Matches on AIT, A Real Madrids, Asia Tour with David Beckham Return TO Athnes-Builg up to the Olympic 2004 A Women World Championship - USA 2003 on AIT He has managed successfully consultancies which include Sports, Marketing Consultant to DAAR Communications (AIT & Ray Power) 2000 date Sports Business International's Representative in West Africa 999 date Authorized Partners in Nigeria of Sponsorship Communications Research UK Ltd Consultant to Breweries PLC on Gulder's Sponsorship and Partnership with 8 Premier and Professional Football League Clubs A short-term Consultant (Marketing and Media) to John Hopkins University/Population Commission Services for the "Play for Life' Project 2000 -2003. A sponsorship Adviser to Seven Up Pic and Insight Communications Ltd on the Acquisition on Pepsi Professional League 1996 1999 A Corporate Affairs Consultant to Nigerdock Pic 1992 1996 Consultant Gate Management of Julius Berger's Professional League matches 1997 1998 A Marketing Adviser to the Office of Chairman, NFA 2000 2001 Sports Marketing Consultant to Ondo State & Ogun State Sports Council/Commissioner Publications- A Creative Writer published works such as Funding of Nigerian Sports: Marketing and Commercialization, Winning, • The CAF Champions League: Role of Nigerian Embassies • A Review of Christian Chukwu's Biography: Field Marshall. Conferences and Seminars African Nations Cup Finals- 1984, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2004. African Athletics Championships (Cairo) 1990 World Cup Finals (Milan, Paris) World Youth Championship ( Moscow) Commonwealth Games Manchester , Wimbledon, Tennis CHAMPOINSHIPS 1985, Olympics 1988, 1992, 2000,2004 A World Railway Congress ( Washington ) African Transport Union Congress (Addis Ababa) FIFA Extraordinary Congress Buenos Aires. FIFA Special Meetings ZURICH,; Sports and Television Market( Monaco) Football Expo (Cannes) Sports Business Summit London. Contributions to Community Projects • Embarked on Community Projects for the people, e.g. Building of Community Hall at Umumuno-Amauzari • Electricity Project, sinking of boreholes, etc Hobbies: Writing, Reading, Auto-Biographies, Sailing Football, Motor Races, Power Boat, Cycling and Politics To the Igbo Youths he provided this piece of advice: "consistency, in our political posturing in the Nigerian Polity, demonstrating at all times a since unity of purpose. Indeed we should continue to uphold the spirit of enterprise and inventiveness which has stood out the Igbo Nation even in times of difficulty". To the Igbo Leadership, - "excellence is a habit and our leaders owe our youths the mission to cultivate it even at the risk of being marginalized, our leaders must always light their political path with excellence anchored on good faith ". Mitchell is happily married to Uche and they are both blessed with children.
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