Econet Media’s pan-African broadcast network, Kwesé has signed John Obi Mikel as the first official brand ambassador for the brand.
Mikel will represent the dynamic broadcaster’s services and initiatives across the continent starting with the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
Mikel, considered as one of Nigeria’s most accomplished players, will feature in Kwesé’s upcoming advertising campaigns which will encompass print, television and radio.
Having first launched its service in 2016, Kwesé is the continent’s fastest growing media business with a diversified offering that includes Africa’s largest free-to-air channel, Kwesé Free Sports, a pay TV satellite network, Kwesé TV, mobile services and digital all under one roof. With a strong presence across sub-Saharan Africa through its various platforms, Kwesé is arguably Africa’s most exciting and innovative broadcaster.
Joseph Hundah, President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media said, “In choosing the right personality to partner with our brands we wanted someone who embodies what we stand for as an African broadcaster. Mikel represents exceptional sporting talent and is loved by fans across the continent. His commitment to excellence and his work to improve the sporting talent of the next generation of athletes made him the perfect choice for us,”.
As part of the partnership with Mikel, Kwesé will join the impressive list of international bodies and associations investing in growing the network of Mikel Obi Africa Children’s Sports Foundation academies across Africa.
Commenting on his association with Kwesé, John Mikel Obi said, “It’s a pleasure and honour to be asked and today become the official ambassador of Kwesé TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media. I am proud to become a member of the Econet Media family and the face of Kwesé TV globally. I am excited to work with a media network that is redefining broadcasting in Africa, bringing pay as you watch TV, Free to air TV and digital programming.
As in my football career, it was important to me to represent an organisation that puts fans and/customers first, power, pride, strength and most importantly, a consistent winner”
Kwesé viewers can look forward to seeing one of their favourite African footballer on Kwesé’s screens in due course, starting with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia campaign.