Olympic 800m silver medallist, Nijel Amos from Botswana, celebrated his 21st birthday in an all-white glitz and glamour gig on Saturday March 14.
According to the Botswana’s Daily News, Amos celebrated not only his transition from a youngster to a man but his achievements as well as a professional athlete, entertainer and upcoming entrepreneur.
The birthday boy dazzled in a white straight cut suit accessorized with a touch of GOLD to the collar and buttons, whilst rocking a Nike boot.
Attendees included former world 800m champions Amantle Montsho - Botswana and Caster Semenya (South Africa), South African athlete Jerry Motsau and Diphetogo ‘Dipsy’ Selolwane. The celebrity pack was symbolic of the people who had influence on him personally and professionally.
Nijel Amos, who’s also the 2013 Universiade and 2014 Commonwealth Games 800m champion, is also a music DJ, so naturally guests included Botswana music star Crispin the drummer, also known as Kemo Masoko.
Crispin, who was the main organiser of the event, said he appreciated Amos’ achievements as an athlete, friend, and fellow Dj. He said they became friends because of their love for music.
Amos stated that as he grows up, there would be more goals and ambitions to achieve. Therefore, he wanted to balance his professional work as an athlete and his love for music as Dj Zoro.