Bet9ja is an online bookmaker company that offers betting on major sporting events operating in Nigeria.[2] Traded under KC Gaming Networks Limited and run by a series of shareholders of multiple nationalities, the website is licensed by the Lagos State Lotteries Board (LSLB) with permission to operate in other parts of Nigeria.[3][4]

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Type of businessLimited liability company
Type of site
Online gambling
Area servedInternational
Founder(s)Ayo Ojuroye and Kunle Soname
Key peopleAyo Ojuroye (CEO)[1] Kunle Soname (Chairman)
ParentKC Gaming Networks Limited
Launched10 September 2013 (2013-09-10)
Current statusOnline
Written inaspx is the third most-visited website in Nigeria after and in late April 2020, according to Alexa – a global internet traffic ranking firm. It is also the first most-visited local site in Nigeria and the only Nigerian website in the top 500 most-visited websites globally as of April 2020, according to a recent listing by IABC Africa.[5][6]

Bet9ja was co-founded by Ayo Ojuroye and Kunle Soname who are its CEO and chairman respectively.[7]


On 10 September 2013, Bet9ja signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Remo Stars F.C. during the official unveiling of Bet9ja.[8] Bet9ja is also the official sponsor of the Nigeria Women's Football League after a memorandum was signed between the two parties in June 2015.[9]

In 2017, Bet9ja signed a 200 Million Naira sponsorship agreement with Nigeria's penultimate men's football league, the Nigeria National League[10][11]

In March 2019, the Nigeria National League (NNL) announced the loss of title sponsors Bet9ja in Abuja two years into the multiyear sponsorship deal.[12]

The maiden edition of the National Anti-corruption marathon was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in partnership with Bet9ja in December 2018.[13]

Bet9ja was announced as headline sponsor of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija.[14]

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  1. ^ Babatunde, Jeremiah (10 September 2013). "Bet9ja set to spread tentacles across Nigeria". The Nation (Nigeria). Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ Gambari, Afolabi (11 September 2015). "Ikpeba bags Bet9ja Ambassador". National Mirror. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  3. ^ Akinsanmi, Gboyega (10 November 2015). "Lagos Prosecutes 50 Illegal Lottery Operators". ThisDay Live. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Online Live Football". Saturday, 22 May 2021
  5. ^ Obi, Gospel O. (2 May 2020). "Top 20 Local Websites in Nigeria in 2020". IABC Africa. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Top sites in Nigeria", Alexa Page Rank, 12 September 2018, retrieved 12 September 2018
  7. ^ John, John (1 October 2016). "Who Is The Owner Of Bet9ja : Founder Of". NewtoBetting. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Ikpeba Throws Weight behind Bet9ja". ThisDay Live. 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Bet9ja to sponsor Nigeria women football league". New Telegraph. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Bet9ja Sponsors NNL".
  11. ^ "Bet9ja NNL Deal".
  12. ^ Umeh, Azu (21 March 2019). "NNL Lose Title Sponsors As New Season Draws Become Inconclusive". Busy Buddies Nigeria.
  13. ^ "Stakeholders Applaud Bet9ja/EFCC National Anti-corruption Marathon Initiative". This Day. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  14. ^ Onikoyi, Ayo (10 September 2013). "Bet9ja takes over Big Brother Naija from Payporte as auditions begin february 1". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 25 January 2019.

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