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Sprite Triple Slam steals show at celebrity basketball face-off

Celebrities took to the basketball court during the Sprite Triple Slam held recently at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI.

Celebrities took to the basketball court during the Sprite Triple Slam held recently at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.<br />PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI.

Fans of basketball were left asking for more as the Sprite Triple Slam took over the sidelines of the Faceoff Celebrity event organised by Playcentre Nigeria at the Landmark Events Centre, Lagos.

The star-studded event featured A-list Nigerian musicians, including, Paul Okoye of P-square; Rhythm & Blues crooner, Darey Art-Alade; Mavin’s crew henchman, Dr. Sid and Afro Hip-hop star, Sound Sultan, who teamed up to compete against one of Nigeria’s leading basketball teams, the Lagos Islanders.

Other celebrities in attendance included Vector tha Viper, D’ Prince, Chidimma, Ikechukwu, Beat Fm’s Jimmie, N6 of Cool Fm, Praiz, Vixen, Ace, JJC, Saeon, Push X, Sarz, Flexx, Tee Billz, Sweet J of Harlem Globe trotters.

While celebrities turned up the court inside the Hall, Sprite was the headline celebrity off the court as it engaged attendees with its popular Sprite Triple Slam activation.

The engagement saw consumers showing off their skills in basketball, rap and dance moves before the main event officially kicked off. Dance moves from the Sprite cheerleaders was indeed a nice side attraction as event attendees sipped on ice-cold bottles of Sprite.

Speaking about the event, singer-song writer and recording artiste, Sound Sultan, who had participated in the first edition of the a Sprite Triple Slam event in 1998 said, “Through Sprite Triple Slam, Sprite is effectively propping up the local Basketball League by providing a platform for the discovery of new talents.

I am passionate about the game and it is gratifying to know that it is receiving the support of The Coca-Cola Company.”



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