FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Olakunle Oladehin has a rich research background that developed into a strong passion for data collection and analytics, through systems building and autonomation. He is a leader of high performing teams in various disciplines across Africa, and currently leads high performing professionals in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines.
Olakunle is also medical doctor, entrepreneur, systems advocate and prior to founding MePlaylist, he founded Africa’s First Self Service (Do-It-Yourself) Music Distribution Service, TuneAfrique.
He is responsible for guiding the vision and strategy of the Company and leading the management team.
PRESIDENT, GLOBAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Mathew Knowles is widely recognized in the entertainment industry for his effective approach in developing and promoting award-winning artists, and garnered countless awards for his achievements in business, the music industry, and community partnerships.
He has achieved record sales exceeding 450 million worldwide, with works featuring some of the biggest names in music including Chaka Khan, Earth Wind & Fire, The O’Jays, Destiny’s Child, Solange, and Beyoncé to name a few.
Mathew Knowles possesses an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture and a Ph.D in Business Administration from Cornerstone Christian Bible College, and has held professorships at Texas Southern University, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses on the entertainment industry and entrepreneurship as and currently Prairie View A & M University where he teaches in the School of Business.
HEAD OF ENGINEERING
Ayodeji Oyenekan is the head of engineering at MePlaylist. He achieved his BSc. Electronics in the United Kingdom and is also a seasoned IT professional with a comprehensive business/technical skill set.
He acquired his expertise in business process automation, requirements analysis, workflow design, project management and process modelling, while working in the IT industry in the UK and Nigeria.
Prior to working on MePlaylist, Ayodeji co-founded TuneAfrique, the first (Do-It-Yourself) Music Distributor in Africa, founded FARMYUMM (A web platform that aggregates & connects local farmers and organic food processors to buyers) and SENDPADII (A mobile app location based on-demand laundry service).
PRESIDENT, GLOBAL LICENSING & CONTENTS ACQUISITION
Michael Kay Kiladejo began his career in music as a teenage songwriter signed to Sony in the '90s.
He co-founded the label Sony Music Publishing (UK). Releases from his TRE Record label have recently included Afrobeats tracks with Demola and Davido, and has a catalogue of recordings and releases by rappers, Jim Jones, Tech 9, and Kismet Brown.
He played a major part in the writing, production and development of the girl group "Choice", whose lead singer is now better known to the world as Pink. The group signed to Laface records and Pink's debut album, Can't Take Me Home, went multi-platinum.
Michael also consulted on the early development of Amy Winehouse, and has worked with artists, including Jermaine Stewart, Narada Michael Walden, and Kool & the Gang.