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Okpekpe race organisers to unveil theme song


Organisers of the sixth IAAF Okpekpe International 10km Road Race are set to unveil the theme song for this year’s race.
The theme song, according to the spokesman for the race, Dare Esan was composed by the beautiful and multi-talented Sefiya Ibrahim, an Abia State-born singer-cum-songwriter, who is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Lagos. She is also a certified graduate of the prestigious Nigerian Muson School of Music, where she majored in music dynamics and vocal training hence her vocal prowess.

“Last year, we tested the waters with the introduction of a theme song for the race and we saw how the people, especially those at the race venue embraced it. This time and with the elevation of the race to a silver label status, we felt the need to improve on what we had last year and make it available for people outside those that will be at the race course to listen to.

“It will also accompany the live coverage of the race such that those watching anywhere around the world will not only be watching the best of African and world long distance runners in action at the hilly and rustic Okpekpe town, but also savour the experience with a song that is original and made for the race,” said Esan.


Esan explained that research has shown that music that is upbeat in tempo and stimulating enhances exercise performance and is also found to lower feelings of sluggishness and fatigue.

“Athletes often use motivational music to increase their level of arousal before a race or competition, getting their body moving and the blood flowing,” he said.

The race, which will hold on May 12, 2018 in Okpekpe, Etsako East Local Council of Edo State, is organised by Pamodzi Sports Marketing, leaders in sports marketing and hospitality business in Nigeria.

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