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Olabisi Akanbi

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Olabisi Akanbi
BornOlabisi Sulaimon Akanbi
(1984-03-15) 15 March 1984 (age 36)
Lagos State, Nigeria
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationCavendish College London
St Patrick's College, London
💼 Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Real Estate Expert
  • CEO of Labo Group
📆 Years active  2004–present
👩 Spouse(s)Faith Akanbi

Olabisi Akanbi (born 15 March 1984) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, real estate expert and the CEO of Labo Group, a firm with multiple interests in real estate, automobiles and entertainment.[1][2][3][4][5] He is also the founder of Labo Foundation, a non-governmental organization.[6][7][8]

Early life and education[edit]

Olabisi was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, He attended Africa Church Primary School and Pre-Campus College in Ifako-Ijaiye both in Lagos state, before traveling to the UK where he studied International Business Management at Cavendish College, London and then proceeded to further his studies at St’ Patrick’s College, London.[1][3][4][9]

Career[edit]

Olabisi Akanbi started his music label Labo Entertainment in 2004, it was officially registered in 2008. The label had Konga, Sideone, Ecoman and Smapee in its management.[1][3][10]

Olabisi took a break from music to expand his business interests in real estate and automobile dealership and went on to start Labo Autos Limited, Lafaith Property Limited, Labo Group of Companies Limited and Facebuk Magazine Limited.[11][3][12]

In May 2019, Olabisi was arraigned before a federal high court in Lagos, on a four-count charge bordering on money laundering and obtaining under false pretense, he pleaded not guilty, further investigation revealed the alleged charge to be a case of a business transaction.[11][13][14][15][16][17][18]

In April 2020, Labo Entertainment announced it has signed music artist Dotman to its label.[1][2][3][4][19][20]

Recognition[edit]

In 2018, Olabisi's Labo Entertainment was among recipients of the City People Music Special Recognition Award for 2018.[21]

In August 2020, Olabisi Akanbi was honoured for his support for youth development and talents in Nigeria. The honour came from separate youth organisations which include the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Congress of Nigerian Youth (CONYO) and the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS).[22][23][24][25][26][27]

Personal life[edit]

Olabisi Akanbi is married to Faith Akanbi. They have 3 children.[28][29]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Labo Entertainment signs popular singer Dotman". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-04-13. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I'm ready to invest in entertainment big time, says LABO Group CEO". Vanguard News. 2020-04-16. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Labo Group Boss, Olabisi Akanbi Set To Change The Game". Independent Newspapers. 2020-04-25. Retrieved 2020-05-14. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 editor (2020-05-01). "Olabisi Akanbi's Labo Group Goes for Music Talents". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  5. "Labo Group Raises Hope For Nigerian Music Star". P.M.EXPRESS. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  6. siteadmin (2020-06-21). "COVID-19: Groups Canvass Support For Slum Dwellers, Distribute Free Food To 20,000 Persons In Lagos". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  7. . (2020-06-12). "Labo Group, Hapas Dev draw attention to plight of slum dwellers". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  8. "Labo Group, NGO draw attention to plight of slum dwellers". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  9. "Olabisi Akanbi's Labo Group Goes for Music Talents". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  10. "Labo Group roll-out intervention plan for music artists". Businessday NG. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  11. 11.0 11.1 siteadmin (2019-05-28). "Court Remands Man Over N492.5m Money Laundering Charge". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  12. Grace, oladipo (2020-05-22). "Lagos-based real estate practitioner drums support for creative industry". NNN NEWS NIGERIA. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  13. "EFCC docks businessman for alleged N151.5m fraud - P.M. News". www.pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  14. "Court remands man over alleged N492.5m fraud - Premium Times Nigeria". 2019-05-28. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  15. "Economic and Financial Crimes Commission - EFCC - EFCC Docks Businessman for Alleged N151.5m Fraud". efccnigeria.org. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  16. Adewale, Bankole (2019-05-28). "Court remands man over alleged N492.5 million fraud". TODAY. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  17. "EFCC docks businessman for alleged N151.5m fraud - P.M. News". www.pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  18. Bamgboye, Adelanwa; Lagos (2019-05-30). "Court remands suspect over alleged N492.5m fraud". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  19. "Dotman joins Labo Entertainment - The Nation Nigeria News". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2020-04-23. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
  20. guardian.ng https://guardian.ng/saturday-magazine/labo-entertainment-boosts-afrobeats-music-supports-dotman-on-debut-album/. Retrieved 2020-05-27. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. Reporter (2018-11-03). "Winners Emerge @ 2018 City People Music Awards". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  22. "Dotman's label boss, Akanbi bags multiple youth awards". Tribune Online. 2020-09-06. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  23. "Labo Group Boss, Olabisi Akanbi Bags NANS Award". P.M.EXPRESS. 2020-09-05. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  24. "NANS, NAPS, CONYO awards Labo Group boss, Olabisi Akanbi". Vanguard News. 2020-09-04. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  25. "Olabisi Akanbi calls for more investment in creative industry calls for more investment in creative industry". Pulse Nigeria. 2020-09-03. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  26. Reporter (2020-09-03). "Labo Group C E O, Olabisi Akanbi receives NANS award". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  27. "Labo Entertainment Boss, Olabisi Akanbi Bags Youth Awards". Independent Newspapers Nigeria. Retrieved 2020-09-08. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  28. "Labo Group roll-out intervention plan for music artists". Businessday NG. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-06-28.
  29. "Labo Group Raises Hope For Nigerian Music Star". P.M.EXPRESS. 2020-05-21. Retrieved 2020-06-28.


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