Blessing Oladoye

  • Name: Blessing Oladoye
  • Date of Birth: 9th April, 2000
  • State of Origin: Ondo
  • Secondary School: St Stephen’s Anglican Grammar School, Ondo
  • Current University: TBD
  • Course & Year: TBD
  • Coached By: Deji Aliu
  • Personal Bests: 400m (54.03s), 200m (24.97s)
  • Sponsors: Reelfruit
  • IAAF Profile: Blessing Oladoye

Blessing ‘Adidas’ Oladoye, born 9 April 2000, is one of Nigeria’s most promising young Quarter-Milers. In 2016, the younger Oladoye started garnering attention when she came to the Top Sprinter Athletics Championships in Lagos and triumphed in the 400m Youth Girls final, clocking a Personal Best (PB) of 63.85s.

She went back to her base in Ondo State to complete her secondary school education and joined Making of Champions (MoC) Track Club in Lagos in November 2017, relocating from Ondo State, and has been under the tutelage of Olympic medalist Coach Deji Aliu since then.

Oladoye’s first outing as an MoC athlete was at the 2018 National U-20 Champs in Ozoro where she raced to a time of 58.08s, going a step further at the 1st MoC Grand Prix & Relays where she lowered her PB to 57.80s in the heats, before storming to a new PB of 56.42s to win the B Final. She also raced to victory in the 200m B final where she clocked a PB to 24.97s.

Oladoye won the 400m at the Ondo State Trials for the Abuja 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF), where she broke 56s for the first time at the event, narrowly missing a place in the final after placing 4th in the Semi-Finals with a new PB of 55.78s to end her season on a high.

Oladoye’s rise to National limelight was meteoric in 2019, which the young Athlete representing Nigeria internationally on 3 separate occasions. Firstly, she races to a new PB of 55.75s at the National U20 Championships in Ilaro on her way to becoming the National U20 Silver Medallist to make her first Nigerian junior team to the CAA African U20 Championships in Abidjan!

Incredibly, not only did she win 4x400m Bronze at the CAA African U20 Champs in 2019, she went on to place 4th at the National Senior Championships with an incredible new PB of 54.03s, which qualified her for her first Senior team to the African Games in Rabat, where she ran the 3rd leg for Nigeria in claiming 4x400m Gold for the nation! She also competed in the 4x400m for Nigeria at the 2019 World Championships in Doha!

With the way she’s improving, Oladoye is steadily climbing the ladder to gain National recognition just like elder sister, Funke, who represented Nigeria at the 2015 IAAF World Champs in Beijing and 2015 African Games in Congo! When your older sister is an athlete, there is the tendency for it to rub off on you too!

Nicknamed Adidas by her teammates because one day she was kitted in all Adidas apparel, and because of her 3-striped tribal marks, she seems almost destined to one day be sponsored by the global shoe & apparel company on the world stage!

Note: 2 decimal places signify Electronic timing, 1 decimal place signifies Hand-timing

400 metres
2016Sept 30th63.85s1stFinalTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos
Sept 29th62.18s1stHeatsTop Sprinter Athletics ChampionshipsLagos

200 metres
2017Sept 13th26.82s7thSemisNational Youth GamesIlorin
Sept 12th26.93s3rdHeatsNational Youth GamesIlorin


  • National U20 Championships 400m Silver Medallist
  • 2016

  • Top Sprinter 400m Youth Champion

2019 National U20 Trials

Charity Agofure wins women’s 400m final at the 2019 National U20 Championships

2018 National Sports Festival

Glory Nyenke wins the women’s 400m Heat 3 at the 19th National Sports Festival

Yinka Ajayi wins Heat 1 of the women’s 400m semis at the 19th National Sports Festival

2018 MoC Grand Prix

Rita Ossai wins Heat 1 of the women’s 400m at the 1st MoC Grand Prix & Relays 2018

Blessing Oladoye wins women’s 400m Final B at 1st MoC Grand Prix & Relays 2018

2018 Ozoro Golden League

Blessing Ovwighodjebre wins Heat 2 of the women’s 400m at AFN Golden League Ozoro

Praise Idamadudu wins women’s 400m final at AFN Golden League Ozoro

2018 National U-20 Championships

Blessing Ovwighoadjebre wins heat 1 of women’s 400m at National U20 Trials

2016 Top Sprinter Athletics Championships

Top Sprinter 2016 400m Youth Girls Final