Talent management consulting and booking agency, Avianna & Harvey Entertainments, has announced the signing of former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi.
The Chelsea legend becomes the latest addition to the list of celebrities being managed by Avianna & Harvey Entertainments that includes Tania Omotayo, Titilope Kuti (Ade Tiger) and Swanky Jerry, among others. While confirming the new working relationship with Mikel, Fadekemi Ahmed, CEO and Founder, Avianna & Harvey Entertainments, described it as a union of like minds.
She said, “We are very delighted with the addition of Mikel Obi to the ever-expanding Avianna & Harvey Entertainment family. For us, this is another testimony that we are doing great work and we will continue to do more to protect our clients in the best light.”
Mikel is one of Africa’s most decorated and highly respected players, with a long list of accomplishments for both club and country.
Since starting his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn Oslo at 17 in 2004, Mikel developed to become one of the country’s best players of his era. In 2006, he signed with English giants Chelsea and has since gone on to play for Tianjin TEDA, Trabzonspor, and Stoke City.
In 2006, he made a controversial transfer to English club Chelsea after Manchester United claimed they had already signed him. He stayed with Chelsea for 11 years before moving to China with Tianjin TEDA in 2017.
After two years in China, he returned to England on a short-term deal with Middlesbrough before joining Trabzonspor on a free transfer in July 2019. Mikel moved back to England in August 2020 after striking a deal with Stoke City.
In a 14-year international career between 2005 and 2019, the midfielder played 91 times for Nigeria, scoring six goals.
Mikel represented the Nigeria under-20 team at the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and won the Silver Ball for the second-best player in the tournament (behind Lionel Messi) as Nigeria finished runner-up to Argentina.
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