Family, friends and colleagues of Martin Mabutho, will gather in Lagos, on Saturday, September 25, 2021, to celebrate the life of the former Chief Customer Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, at a special tribute event.

The evening of tributes, memories, and reflection, is in celebration of the life of Mabutho and his posthumous 48th birthday.

Mabutho, who would have clocked 48 on Saturday 25, 2021, died on August 24, 2021, just a month before his 48th birthday. 

“It is our wish to honour his life and memories the way he would have wanted,” organisers said.

The tribute event which will be held at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be live-streamed on Mabutho’s website Netng will also provide live updates from the event.

The Botswana High Commissioner to Nigeria, Pule Mphothwe, CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, Mabutho’s wife Thato and children will speak at the tribute event.

Patoranking, Praiz, Basketmouth, MC Abbey, DJ Sose and DJ Joenel, have been confirmed as headline acts to perform live at the event, while Nigerian poet, Wana ‘Wanawana’ Udobang will deliver spoken words.

In a career that spanned more than 20 years, Mabutho who said his dream was to become a diplomat, became one of the most influential sales, marketing and customer service executives to come out of Africa.

At MultiChoice where he worked for more than two decades since joining after leaving the university, Mabutho used his experience to educate, drive sales, inspire sales teams, and open new markets across Sub-Saharan Africa, and left footprints in 28 of the 54 African countries.