Motivational Personality of the Week – Otunba Akin Alabi
PROFILE OF OTUNBA AKIN ALABI
Otunba Akin Alabi (OAA), is a Nigeria internet entrepreneur, author/publisher, direct marketing consultant, motivational speaker, philanthropist and founder of Nightlife.NG, NairaBET.com and Akin Alabi Foundation.
NairaBET.com is Nigeria’s first sports bookmaking company. He is also the author of the popular business and marketing book; “Small Business Big Money”. OAA loves writing books and is a believer of being s student of the market – research the market before going into a business.
- Born on 31st March in Ibadan, Oyo State to Chief and Chief (Mrs.) Adediran Alabi.
- Started his primary education at Command Children School, Ibadan and secondary education with Federal Government College, Enugu and first degree at the Polytechnic, Ibadan (Higher National Diploma in Business Administration).
- OAA holds a Master degree in Marketing from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and a certificate in Intellectual Property Strategy from Harvard University, United States.
- Otunba Akin Alabi started out as an Information Marketer in 2003 by writing (basically from his experiences) and selling books on various platforms. He also started a teaching and consulting company for young people wanting to start enterprises or businesses of their own.
- While on a visit to the United Kingdom, he was introduced to sports betting and subsequently created a handbook, which he sold online.
- This handbook was positively and widely received and following the success, he decided to start his own online betting portal / platform / website in Nigeria – thus the birth of NairaBET.com.
- NairaBET is registered and regulated by the Lagos State Lotteries Board, with the company name, Get Altitude Nigeria Limited which is headquartered in Lagos.
- NairaBET has over 1,000 outlets across Nigeria and its nationwide operations is regulated by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. NairaBET.com has been ranked as one of the most visited African sports booking making platform.
- Otunba Akin Alabi is a hands on entrepreneur and periodically interacts with his customers. Very recently, he decided to call some of the top winners (between NGN5m to NGN50M for the past three months), only to find out that one of the winners is even not aware that he has won.
- OAA is also involved in the entertainment industry, with record labels, recording and rehearsal studios and so on.
- As a philanthropist OAA founded the Akin Alabi Foundation. The Foundations main focus is improving lives and living conditions for people one at a time.
- The Foundation has been involved in building and donating classrooms to primary schools / secondary schools, erecting boreholes facilities for clean water to deserving neighbourhoods, empowering widows financially and setting up of a free business and career building event called Youth Enterprise Conference, held annually.
- Otunba Akin Alabi has received several recognitions, amongst which is the Chieftaincy title of Otunba Atunlushe of Igbole Ekiti.
- He is married with children and a stable home.