The Executive Chairman of Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports, Pastor (Dr.) Emmanuel Sunny Ojeagbase and former Nigeria international, Chief Segun Odegbami (MON), were among the top Nigerian sports personalities honoured during the 2022 Sportsville Special Recognition Awards on Sunday, February 13 2022.
Pastor (Dr.) Ojeagbase, according to the awards organisers, received an ‘Icon Award’ in recognition of his pioneer role in sports newspaper publication in Nigeria.
The sports media mogul’s sons, Mr. Solomon Ojeagbase and Mr. Samson Ojeagbase [pictured above] received the prestigious award on his behalf during the colourful award ceremony at the Radisson Hotel Ikeja, Lagos.
Pastor (Dr.) Ojeagbase was a standout professional as Sports Editor of Sunday Concord and Sports Editor of The Guardian newspapers in the early 80s. He then became an astute entrepreneur in the industry with Sports Souvenir weekly newspaper, Complete Football magazine, Complete Sports daily newspaper and online Completesports.com.
‘Mathematical’ Odegbami received Sportsville award, in ‘recognition of his dexterity in Media Marketing and Sports Administration in Nigeria.’
The Sportsville Special Recognition Awards organised by Sportsville Communication Services Limited founded by veteran journalist, Frank Ilaboya, also gave out nine other categories of awards to the deserving Nigerians who have contributed well to the development of country’s sports, including the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare.
The other awardees are ; Hon. Ayo Omidiran, Hon. Daniel Igali, Mr John Momoh, Mr. Mike Itemuagbor, Hon. Tony Okowa, , Barr. Seyi Akinwumi, Dr. Danladi Bako and Mr. Ugo Udezue.