Abiola Oke is a media executive and entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Publisher of Okayplayer, a 19 year old media and creative services company with a focus on progressive urban culture and OkayAfrica, founded in 2011, the leading media company of its kind connecting a global audience to Africa.
As CEO, Abiola has shepherded the company’s rapid audience growth and business. The media brand now boasts offices in New York, Lagos, Johannesburg and London. Abiola began his career in the financial services industry holding various senior-level positions at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Barclays.
As a passionate activist and humanitarian, Abiola serves on the board of NABU.org, MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary Diaspora Arts), FACE Africa, and ambassador of the Monrovia Football Academy. He mentors students for the Student Sponsor Partners.
He is a noted speaker on topics related to media, technology, music, culture and social justice. He has given Keynotes at Stanford Graduate School of Business, spoken at the Oxford Africa Conference, Haiti TECH Conference, World Bank IFC Sustainability Exchange, and UNICEF’s inaugural Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit in Helsinki, Finland to name a few.