Saturday , 30 May 2020
Latest News
Home » Breaking News / Latest News » Nigerian-born British Billionaire Who Runs Cannabis Business With Mike Tyson Set To Buy Barcelona’s Nou Camp Naming Right
Nigerian-born British Billionaire Who Runs Cannabis Business With Mike Tyson Set To Buy Barcelona’s Nou Camp Naming Right

Nigerian-born British Billionaire Who Runs Cannabis Business With Mike Tyson Set To Buy Barcelona’s Nou Camp Naming Right

 

Nigerian-born British billionaire, Alki David is confident he will obtain the naming rights for Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium in a potentially record-breaking deal.

.

This is an opportunity that I am bullish about. It is an historic moment in the history of sport and it fits well with my current plans,’ said David, who was born in Nigeria but holds a British passport.

Contact was opened at the start of the week and I am quietly confident the deal will be secured.’

 

Barcelona have traditionally resisted outside corporate involvement in all aspects of the club. Unicef, the children’s charity, appeared on their shirts until 2010 when a controversial deal was signed with the Qatar Foundation.

Naming rights will come at a cost, and David said he could not disclose sums at this stage of talks but said he expected ‘records to be broken’.

 

‘Manchester City got just over £18million for their annual rights, Spurs are now seeking £25m, but Barcelona are on a different level,’ added David. ‘This deal with the Nou Camp is another way to help. It is full of all the energy that Barcelona stands for. My health company has been working hard with top virologists, including the UK’s Dr Dorothy Bray, to look at any way we can hit this virus.’

 

David said he would probably use the title of one of his two main businesses — FilmOn and Swissx — in the Nou Camp name.

He said: ‘Both of my companies make sense for the Nou Camp name because of our association with sports. FilmOn TV has a vast array of sports channels running 24/7 despite the sports lockdown, while Swissx, my health company, has already planned the Swissx Games in Gstaad — and now we’re set to announce the Swissx eFoil Cup in Malibu

Swissx Nou Camp has a nice ring to it. That is my preferred choice at the moment.’

David is a football fan and came close to buying Coventry City in 2007, before talks with club director Geoffrey Robinson stalled at the last minute.

 

The 51-year-old Nigerian whose father owns the famous Leventis Group also runs a CBD (cannabidiol) business with friend Mike Tyson, and recently flew a private jet to St Kitts with a £1.3million cargo of hemp plants.

 

Alkiviades “Alki” David, the Coca-Cola bottling billionaire and hologram concert producer for deceased stars, has found a new profession: walking cause célèbre for marijuana.

David was arrested on May 13th 2019, after bringing 5,000 cannabis plants on his private plane to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and Nevis. But the controversial magnate says he remains undeterred in his quest to find a foothold in the business as legalization spreads across the islands.

“Certain soil structures, like volcanic islands in the Caribbean, are the very best that nature can offer for a natural habitat [for growing cannabis],” David says. “In Switzerland, where my company is based, we grow indoors with heat and light and water, none of which is required in the Caribbean.”

On Tuesday two weeks after the initial arrest, he flew to Puerto Rico with $3 million worth of hemp seeds, a licensed grower and Denzil Douglas, the popular former prime minister of St. Kitts, to launch a farming cooperative he claims could make farmers rich (while not coincidentally helping him meet the increasing demand of his CBD company, Swissx, which sells flower and oil products in convenience stores on the U.S. mainland).

 

‘I have no criminal record, despite last year’s fun in St Kitts and various money-grabbing attempts in other meaningless civil claims,’ said David. ‘My record is as clean as it gets among the big hitters in the business world.

Barcelona and Alki David would be a beautiful partnership.’ he said.

About Femi Ige