Happy 37th Birthday Philip Obaji

Philip Obaji Jr. was born August 8, 1985. He is a Nigerian journalist, activist, and founder of 1 GAME: Football without Violence Initiative. He also a correspondent at The Daily Beast.

 

He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Cross River State Football Association. He got elected into the committee in January 2011 and later appointed Chairman of the Association’s Media and Marketing Committee.

 

On March 30, 2011, He was commended by the President of the Nigeria Football Federation in a letter he received from him on March 30, 2011 for his efforts to combat violence in football through his 1 GAME initiative.

 

The initiative is believed to have recorded more than 100,000 sign-ups on its website with endorsements from celebrities such as, Jamaica’s reggae musician Shaggy, twin hip-hop star P-Square, former Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) President Aminu Maigari and   Nigeria senior national football team coach Samson Siasia.

 

At TFFAAfrica in 2014, Philip won a Prize in Education. In 2015, Philip won the Future Awards Africa Prize for Young Person of the Year. He also ranked 100 Most Influential Nigerian in 2016.

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