Bet9ja is a name that needs no introduction to online sports betting in Nigeria. With its wide range of sports markets, attractive odds, and user-friendly interface, Bet9ja has become the go-to platform for millions of Nigerian bettors.
But have you ever wondered who is the mastermind behind this successful betting platform?
The owner of Bet9ja is Kunle Soname, a Nigerian businessman and politician. Born on February 2, 1964, in Sagamu, Ogun State, Soname has made a name for himself in the world of sports and entrepreneurship.
He is happily married to Mrs. Kemi Soname, and together they have a beautiful daughter named Erioluwa Soname.
With an estimated net worth of $100 million, Kunle Soname has achieved great success in various fields. He attributes his wealth to his abilities in football administration, marketing, personal development, event planning, money management, and social networking.
One of Kunle Soname’s notable ventures is Bet9ja, a popular sportsbook in Nigeria. Although it may not be as big as some other bookies, Bet9ja offers a range of features and services that have made it a favourite among gamblers. With a current worth of approximately $10 million, Bet9ja has become Nigeria’s third most-visited website, following Google and YouTube.
Prior to his foray into the betting industry, Soname had a successful career as a sports enthusiast and administrator. He was the chairman of the Nigerian National League (NNL) from 2010 to 2013, where he played a crucial role in the development and growth of Nigerian football.
In 2012, Soname acquired a majority stake in KC Gaming Networks Limited, the parent company of Bet9ja. Under his leadership, Bet9ja has experienced tremendous growth and has become one of the leading online betting platforms in Nigeria.
Aside from his involvement in the betting industry, Soname is also a successful businessman with interests in various sectors. He is the founder and CEO of Bet9ja, as well as the chairman of Remo Stars Football Club, a Nigerian football club based in Sagamu.
Furthermore, Soname is actively involved in politics and has held several political positions. He served as a member of the House of Representatives in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019, representing the Ikenne/Sagamu/Remo North Federal Constituency.
With his extensive experience in sports administration, business, and politics, Kunle Soname has established himself as a prominent figure in Nigeria. His vision and leadership have played a significant role in the success of Bet9ja, making it the preferred choice for sports betting enthusiasts across the country.
This article was updated 1 month ago