Oye Akideinde


Nigerian by nationality, African in perspective and Global by experience, Oye Akideinde’s 19years+ experience has been primarily in entertainment, consumer goods, e-Business, financial, media and digital sectors. With demonstrated initiative & innovation, he has been successful in technology, project management, strategy, marketing, product & business development, giving him a vast set of skills.

Awarded Marketing Edge's 2018 ‘Digital Entertainment Innovator’, listed as 2016's Avance Media's ‘100 Most Influential Young Nigerians’, MeetsMedia ‘Media Personality of September 2016’ & a nominee in 2010’s Future Awards ‘Professional of the year’, Oye also known as Oye A.K.D holds an MSc in Business Information Systems from the University of Hertfordshire, UK & a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He also led Boomplay Music to win the coveted 'Best African App' Award at the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards in 2017.

Mr Akideinde is the GM Music Services, EMEA for the MTN Group and has been appointed as the CEO for Music Time, Simfy Africa - a company MTN acquired. He is responsible for strategically developing and managing key relationships to fulfill its vision of becoming Africa’s largest sustainable music ecosystem.
He also is a co-founder of 360nobs Limited, a technology driven marketing & entertainment services firm which owns one of Africa’s biggest entertainment & lifestyle websites that caters to millions of unique visitors monthly - 360nobs.com and sits on the board of 2 start-ups - MerryGo Kids, Africa’s 1st edutainment content community for babies, toddlers, children, parents, guardians and teachers; and Continued Entertainment, which handles ContEnt (advisory, creation & management) and business management for award-winning talents such as Chioma Akpotha & Immaculate Dache.

Oye is a member of The Headies Academy for The Headies awards who reward outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry, he also likes to be involved in global workshops to contribute to discussions on various trends in Africa and its impacts and possibilities. Oye is a collector by heart – from Comic books to Original DVDs to vinyls.

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