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This profile was last updated on 6/24/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Email: n***@***.com
Local Address: Lagos, Nigeria
Company Description: Bestman Games creates and develops customized editions of Monopoly in Africa, excluding South Africa. Customized editions include the following: Country...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelors Degree
    The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MBA
    Lagos Business School
  • Piano Teaching Diploma
    The Royal College of Music , London
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by Nimi Akinkugbe on June ..., 24 June 2014 [cached]
by Nimi Akinkugbe on June 24, 2014
Nimi Akinkugbe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd. In December 2012, her company launched the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, the first African city edition of Hasbro's world famous board game.
Dec 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm ..., 30 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dec 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm in Featured, Featured Personal Finance, Investment and Money Management, Featured Shopping, Specials for LagosMums by YWee· Tags: bellanaija, bestman games, city of Lagos Monopoly, Nimi Akinkugbe
Monopoly comes to Lagos! The famous Monopoly game has a "City of Lagos" version! And LagosMums has a monopoly board game to give to a lucky LagosMums Member!
The Monopoly giveaway is courtsey of Mrs Nimi Akinkugbe of Bestman Games, who is also a Lagosmums money management and financial specialist writer.
"Lagos is special, it's a megacity, ..., 14 Dec 2012 [cached]
"Lagos is special, it's a megacity, one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa," says Nimi Akinkugbe, head of Bestman Games which is distributing the Lagos edition.
Akinkugbe explains that many lives have been lost as people tend to cross the express highway by running across the road. "By rewarding the person that uses the overhead bridge by moving forwards three spaces, slowly it begins to sink in," she says.
And there are also references to Nigeria's corruption problem: "For attempting to bribe a law enforcement agent, pay a fine," says another card
"This gives us an opportunity to educate the public about those things," says Akinkugbe. "[It's about] penalizing negative behavior and rewarding good behavior but in a fun and enjoyable way. We all know that learning through play is one of the most powerful forms of learning because it is not forced but is done in a relaxed, easy way."
Akinkugbe says that two other African countries -- South Africa and Morocco -- have a version of Monopoly, but Lagos is the only city in the continent to have its own edition. She says that the Lagos game was sold out within 24 hours of its release, as about 4,000 people got their hands on it.
"Thousands of Nigerian families they are going to be playing Monopoly over Christmas, having a good laugh and learning at the same time, and just appreciating the city," she says.
Africa Business Conference, 30 May 2013 [cached]
Nimi Akinkugbe, Founder, Bestman Games (Former General Manager at Stanbic, Regional Director at Barclays)
Nimi Akinkugbe is the founder of Bestman Games Limited, which has exclusive distribution rights for customised editions of Monopoly across Africa (excluding South Africa). Its flagship product is the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, which was launched in 2012, and is the first African city edition of the world famous board game.
Nimi also enjoyed a 20-year banking career first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she was General Manager and Head of Private Client Services and a director of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. In May 2010, she joined Barclays Bank as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth & Investment Management Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria. More recently she has taken on a consulting role to enable her to pursue other interests.
Nimi is passionate about encouraging financial independence. She is the personal finance columnist for Genevieve Magazine, a leading Nigerian womens lifestyle magazine, and contributes articles to Business Day and The Punch Newspaper, Nigerias most widely read newspaper.
Nimi holds a Bachelors Degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MBA from Lagos Business School. She also formalised her interest in music and obtained a Piano Teaching Diploma (ARCM) from The Royal College of Music, London and is a member of the Artistes Committee of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON). Her directorships include The Play Pen (Child Development Centre), The Daisy Management Centre and House of Tara. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ajumogobia Science Foundation, which seeks to support and encourage the teaching and learning of Science in Nigeria. She is also a member of the Executive Council of Women in Management & Business (WIMBIZ).
In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, writing, travel, boating and orchid gardening. She is married with 3 children.
Nimi ..., 18 Aug 2010 [cached]
Nimi Akinkugbe
Head, Private Client Services
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