On Sunday, May 17 2015, Nimi Akinkugbe will be at Joshua Ville to talk about Budgets and Investments.

Nimi Akinkugbe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd, the African distributor of the City of Lagos Edition of Monopoly, the first African city edition of Monopoly launched in December 2012.

Prior to this, Nimi enjoyed a successful banking career spanning 23 years, first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she rose to the position of General Manager and Head, Private Banking and Director of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited. She subsequently spent two years at Barclays Bank Plc as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth & Investment Management Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria.

Nimi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MBA from Lagos Business School. She also holds a Piano Teaching Diploma (ARCM) from the Royal College of Music, London.

She is a director in The Play Pen (Child Development Centre), The Daisy Management Centre, House of Tara, Financial Derivatives, and Promo Print Ventures. She is also a member of several boards and committees which include; the Ajumogobia Science Foundation, the Artistes Committee of the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) and the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service. (WIMBIZ).

She frequently contributes articles that are featured in Genevieve Magazine, Business Day, The Punch Newspapers, and Forbes Africa. Her articles have also appeared on websites and blogs including Bella Naija, Lagos Mums, Eden Lifestyle and The Edition, a Kenyan publication.

Nimi hosts a weekly radio show on Smooth FM where she gives simple straight forward financial solutions. She has also been a guest on CNBC Africa, Ebonylife TV, Studio 53 Mnet Africa, Classic FM 97.3 and Inspiration FM 92.3 Radio.

She is popularly referred to as the friendly face of finance. She inspires other women to attain financial security and independence, and to remain focused on what really matters. She recently launched a book titled A-Z of Personal Finance.


Nimi is married and blessed with 3 lovely children. Her hobbies and pastimes, which include orchid gardening, boating, writing, playing the piano and travel, play an important role in her life.

You don’t want to miss this service; it will change your life!