Gaming Intelligence Hot 50
Oloye Akin Alabi
A seasoned entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist, Oloye Akin Alabi is the founder of NairaBet, the foremost online and offline indigenous sportsbook in Nigeria. The idea for the business was born during his trip to the UK after visiting a betting shop. He returned to Nigeria and published a guide about sports betting, with the publication’s success paving the way for the first sports betting company in Nigeria in 2008.
Meanwhile, as a politician Oloye has been serving as a representative in Nigeria’s National Assembly. His achievements can be categorised under three segments: Lawmaking (Bills and Motions), Oversight of the Executive, and Constituency outreach. Among other records, he has proposed several bills and moved over twenty motions, including the “Urgent need to mediate the ongoing rift between the operators of Premier Lotto and Western Lotto.”
Oloye is the author of the best-selling business and marketing books, Small Business Big Money and How To Sell To Nigerians. While all this is impressive, he wins this Hot 50 award for developing NairaBet into one of Africa’s biggest sportsbooks.