Born April 23, 1997, Amusan, an indigene of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State is the first Nigerian champion in a world athletic event to win the gold medal in the100 meters hurdles event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships setting a new world record of 12.12 seconds in the semifinal. She also finished with 12.06 seconds in the final to take the gold medal.
She is a double winner in the African Games championship in the event, winning back-to-back African and Commonwealth titles in 2018 and 2022 in the 100m hurdles event. Amusan topped her laurels with a 12.29-second win in the 100m hurdles at the Zurich Diamond League event.
She was introduced as a new brand ambassador for the mobile network operator at an impressive ceremony on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at the Mike Adenuga Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos, and with sports aficionados, orthodox and new media practitioners as well as Glo officials in attendance.
Globacom said in a speech delivered by the Regional Manager, Sales, Lagos, Mr. Lawrence Odediran at the event that Amusan’s enlistment was to recognize and reward her for her outstanding accomplishments.
The move, he added, will also promote Nigerian sports while encouraging the future generation to be fastidious in their dreams regardless of the challenges that may confront them, saying, “We, therefore, urge them not to be discouraged by present challenges, but to continue to strive to realize their dreams”.
According to him, “At Globacom, we are very proud of what Tobi Amusan has achieved in her athletics career. She is an embodiment of the Nigerian spirit of resilience, hard work, and enterprise which enabled her to excel irrespective of the enormity of the challenges she encountered in her quest for success. These are qualities that Globacom identifies with”.
Quoting a Malcom X dictum, Odediran posited that “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today”, adding that “she prepared very hard in the previous years and today belongs to her” and that “Tomorrow is also waiting for other determined Nigerian and African youths who begin their preparations today.”
In her appreciation address, the new ambassador gave kudos to Globacom for giving her the privilege of becoming an ambassador. While promising to be a good representative of the brand at all times across the globe, she enthused, “I am proud to be associated with Glo as its brand ambassador. It is a proudly Nigerian company doing great things and empowering Nigerians. I am grateful to the Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., for giving me this amazing opportunity.”