TWO award-winning artistes, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj and fast-rising Teniola Apata better known as Teni The Entertainer have vowed to thrill fans when they perform live at the 2019 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled to hold in Lagos on Saturday.
The two music stars, who will be performing at Eko Atlantic City, the finish point of the 42km marathon race, made the pledge at the world press conference heralding the event which took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja Lagos on Friday.
D’banj said, “For me, I’m an entertainer and I represent the entertainment industry. As you know, entertainment and sport are like brothers because even sport can be very entertaining. So I’m looking forward to see people run for the 50,000 dollars prize money tomorrow. I think it is going to be very entertaining. In entertainment industry, you have to be very fit, so we are both family.
“I love the fact that we are here today, because, above everything, we are all showing a great light on our country. There is nothing that will boost tourism than what we are doing right now because we have over 5,000 people participating. I’m actually glad and honoured to be part of this set up. I wish I will be running tomorrow, but thank you, I am going to show myself on the stage as you will be entertained after the race,” the Koko Master said.
In her reaction, Teni said, “I am really excited to be part of this event, this is good for Lagos State. I played basketball in school and I know the importance of sport, the exposure it is going to bring to Lagos State because there are lots of people outside the country coming into Lagos. It is good for us and I wish everyone success.”
D’banj and Teni were also named as ambassadors by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria at the event.