Mikel set to launch ‘The Mikel Obi Foundation’

Champions League winner and Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, will on Friday launch his Pet Project ‘The Mikel Obi Foundation’.

The event will take place at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, and will hold simultaneously with with a welcome party tagged ‘Welcome the Champion’ organised in Mikel’s honour by members of the Lagos Business Community led by Prince Donatus Okonkwo.

Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola is expected to grace the occasion as a special guest.

Mikel, who won the 2012 UEFA champions league with Chelsea FC, says the mission of his foundation is to bring succour to the homeless and displaced people across the nation especially the ‘alamajiris’, adding that the foundation would flag off in Jos.

“It was a dream for me when I was growing up. I know the way it feels, many are homeless and have  no food to eat and it has always been in my mind to do something in this direction. I intend to make this a lifetime thing if it achieves the purpose. I have been in talks with other NGOS’ and have approached a number of corporate organisations and they all have given their support to this project”, Mikel said.

Mikel joins the likes of Kanu Nwankwo, who set up ‘Kanu Heart Foundation’ to help underprevileged Nigerian children suffering from heart related problems.


  1. now u are talking., this is what a real celebrity should do. when u call ur self a celebrity yet u have done nothing in ur country then u are just an empty barrel.
    those i call superstars/celebrities are those that has made great impacts in people’s life.
    gud one bro. hope to see more of that.