Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time! Cool Runnings – Sanka Coffie in Cool Running
The Nigerian Bobsled & Skeleton teams inspiring story is a real-life scenario of the characterisation of the 1993 film Cool running. The movie depicts the longshot journey of four Jamaican bobsledders that dream of competing in the Winter Olympics 1988, despite never having seen snow and yet made it to glory. Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere, and Simi Adeagbo has put this fiction into reality by putting aside their white-collar careers on hold to slide around icy curves at 80 miles per hour. This is a feat that no Africa nation has ever achieved ever since the creation of Winter Olympic 1924.
We Meet! We Greet!
A Meet and Greet party in partnership with KLM Dutch Airlines was held at the Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, where we invited some of our top affiliates and customers with the goal of not only to meet the amazing Nigeria women but to show our full support as they depart to Pyeongchang for the gold medal.
Travelstart and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
The guests were welcomed by the charming smile of our Travelstart team at the venue before enjoying sandwich, juice or a cup of coffee. The warm welcome set the tone for a fun chit-chat before the arrival of the Bobsled and Skeleton Team. When they finally arrived, our guests exchange pleasantries with them, before proceeding to the official stand to get their autographs and few selfies.
The arrival of our guests
Our country manager, Philip Akesson and the Naijanomad, Tvpadventures and Travelwithapen
Kids at the event
Nigeria Bobsled and Skeleton Team with the Naijanomads
The Nigeria Bobsled and Skeleton Team signing autographs for the guests
Nigeria Bobsled and Skeleton Team with the guests
Travelstart Team at the Meet and Greet Party
Nigeria Bobsled Team and the Kids at the Event
A guest at the party
The Nigeria Bobsled and Skeleton Team withTravelstart Team
A Story to Tell the World
After we wrapped up the Meet and Greet party at the luxurious Wheatbaker Hotel, we head to the Bobsled and Skeleton Team press conference holding at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja. Well-wishers, families and dignitaries such as President of the Nigeria Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (BSFN), Chief Solomon Ogba, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Secretary-General, Chief Tunde Popoola and Senior Special Assistant to the President of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (who represented the president) was at the conference to receive the shining stars of Nigeria.
At the conference in Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja
Seun Adigun (The Nigeria Bobsled Team Driver with Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa (who represented the President of Nigeria – Mohammed Buhari)
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa during her speech assured the ladies of the president backing in their quest to do the nation proud at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Later, the Bobsled team leader, Seun Adigun took to the stage to appreciate the support received so far from few corporate companies, and selected individuals, promising that they would be good ambassadors of the nation in spite of the challenges.
Mr. Adigun (Seun Adigun’s Dad) and Mr. Adeagbo (Simi Adeagbo’s Dad)
“There is no reason why people should feel like there’s only one lane they need to stay in,” she says. “Diversity explains to people that there are no limits in this life. We are from two different ethnic groups in Nigeria, yet we are standing as one to represent not only Nigeria but also Africa!”
The team immediately depart the country to catch their flight for South Korea in preparation for the Winter Games which starts on Friday, 9 February 2018.
Through this event, we have shown our continuing support and hope for the success of Nigeria at the Winter Olympics. Travelstart says “Go for it”, and more events of this nature are intended for the future to inspire people to take opportunities whenever they come along.