Keni Akintoye - Tobems Media
Insights - March 29, 2021

Keni Akintoye

Keni Akintoye

Keni Akintoye is a Digital Media and Communications strategist who has built ample experience working with different organisations across the public and private sector, ranging from telecom to construction, food and agriculture, tech, finance, entertainment, politics and more.

His media career started as a creative assistant in a Lagos-based advertising agency. After his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Lagos State University, a postgraduate study in Creative and Digital Media at the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria helped him to further explore the field of visual communication, content and marketing.

In 2012, he co-founded Concert Radio, a 24-hour online radio. From there, he joined Channels Television where he led the fast-paced Channels Digital in editorial decisions and managed content and internal communication with local and international correspondents and bureaus. With his joint leadership, the team won several local and international awards and grew the Channels TV web services into the most interactive and trusted in Nigeria’s broadcast media, including being Nigeria’s first news platform to acquire 100,000 subscribers and 1 million Ad impressions on YouTube and becoming Nigeria’s #3 ranked news App, only second to the BBC and CNN.

After this, he joined international media group, Naspers and was part of the team that launched Nigeria’s first indigenous digital content aggregator driven by artificial intelligence – Bounce News App.

As part of the business growth, he handled digital strategies, user acquisition, brand activations, B2B relations, content partnerships and productions. Bounce News achieved an unprecedented 1 million App installs in six months of launch and more awards followed him here as well.

Keni has a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies, majoring in PR and Advertising. He has also obtained professional certificates in Business Communications, Corporate Strategy and Project Management through the Harvard Business School’s ManageMentor Programme.

He is a Google trained Digital Business Manager backed with hands-on professional certifications that have helped him to achieve success, leading and supporting projects across different sectors, especially as a digital marketing strategist.

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