Michael Ede is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author, football agent, keynote speaker, project manager, mentor, and investor

Working diligently to provide a platform to individuals who want to showcase their skills in the sports world.


Michael Maigeri Ede is the son of Honourable John Ede, a senator with the Second Nigerian Republic House of Assembly and Awidi Ede his mum. He was raised in Nigeria before moving to the United Kingdom to complete his studies and raise a family in the UK. Ede is the founder and CEO of Uplift11 Sports and  Maigmike Consulting an IT consulting and management firm built for the modern day. Michael Ede was named “Top CEO and Sports Agent of the Year” for 2023 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the industry. Michael has also been awarded “Men Leaders to look up to in 2022” by the Passion Vista Magazine for being a global dynamo in business and sports and “Players’ Agent of the Year” for 2019 by the Nigeria Pitch Awards. He’s the author of his debut book – ONE SHOT (Business Case for Success) released on 03.03.2023 at an exclusive book launch. In 2020, Michael finally laid the foundations of Uplift11 Sports – a sports-leveraging company and platform that became the incubator hub for sporting athletes.  He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Jos, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS), UK.

With experience, knowledge, and expertise in strategy, entrepreneurship and international business, project management, analytical and revolutionary business re-stratification, and content business strategy, Michael has worked for some of the world’s best financial institutions, consulting firms and bio-pharma giants.

He’s a member of the prestigious Forbes Business Council – exceptional community of business leaders collaborating and networking across the globe, International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), Professional Football Agents Association (ProFAA), Diamond member of Hilton Honors and member of Association of MBAs (AMBA). He’s a member of the Conservative Party and a supporter of Rishi Sunak for the next PM of the United Kingdom. He’s been featured on Forbes, BBC Business News Radio, Hauteliving, Flaunt, JPost, TechTimes amongst others. Ede is an ardent supporter of Arsenal F.C. He currently resides in London, UK with his family.

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