Speaker Profile

Oke Abiola

Job TitleCEO

Company NameOkayAfrica (USA/Africa)


Abiola Oke is a media executive—he is the CEO and Publisher of Okayplayer, a 19-year-old media company defining and amplifying culture and OkayAfrica, founded in 2011, the leading media company of its kind connecting a global audience to African culture with operations in New York, Johannesburg, Lagos and London. 

Abiola began his career in the financial services industry holding various senior-level positions at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, and Barclays.

Abiola speaks on topics at the intersection of business, media, technology, music, culture, and Africa. He is also a writer and host, interviewing various notables like filmmaker Ryan Coogler, Actor David Oyelowo, Actress Adepero Oduye to name a few. 

As a noted speaker, Abiola has given keynotes at the Stanford University, spoken at the Oxford University Africa Business Conference, Haiti TECH Conference, AfroTech, World Bank IFC Sustainability Exchange, UNICEF's inaugural Global Innovations for Children and Youth Summit in Helsinki, Finland and the Africa-America Institute’s State of Education Forum in Abidjan.

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