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Bet9ja logo.jpeg
Bet9ja screenshot.jpg
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
Alexa rank218 (July 2019)[2]
LaunchedSeptember 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
Current statusOnline
Written inaspx

Bet9ja is an online bookmaker company that offers betting on major sporting events operating in Nigeria.[3] 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.[4]

According to, Bet9ja is the second most visited website in Nigeria, only next to, as at September 2018. [5]

Bet9ja was co-founded by Ayo Ojuroye and Kunle Soname who are its CEO and chairman respectively.[6]


On 10 September 2013, Bet9ja signed a shirt sponsorship deal with Remo Stars F.C. during the official unveiling of Bet9ja.[7] 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.[8]

In 2017, Bet9ja signed a 200 Million Naira sponsorship agreement with Nigeria's penultimate men's football league, the Nigeria National League[9][10]

In March, 2019, the Nigeria National League (NNL) announced the loss of title sponsors Bet9ja in Abuja two years into the multiyear sponsorship deal.[11]

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.[12]

Bet9ja was announced as headline sponsor of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija.[13]

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  1. ^ Babatunde, Jeremiah (2013-09-10). "Bet9ja set to spread tentacles across Nigeria". The Nation (Nigeria). Retrieved 2019-01-19.
  2. ^ " Traffic Statistics". Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  3. ^ Gambari, Afolabi (11 September 2015). "Ikpeba bags Bet9ja Ambassador". National Mirror. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Top sites in Nigeria", Alexa Page Rank, 2018-09-12, retrieved 2018-09-12
  6. ^ John, John (2016-10-01). "Who Is The Owner Of Bet9ja : Founder Of". NewtoBetting. Retrieved 2019-05-10.
  7. ^ "Ikpeba Throws Weight behind Bet9ja". ThisDay Live. 11 September 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Bet9ja to sponsor Nigeria women football league". New Telegraph. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Bet9ja Sponsors NNL".
  10. ^ "Bet9ja NNL Deal".
  11. ^ Umeh, Azu (March 21, 2019). "NNL Lose Title Sponsors As New Season Draws Become Inconclusive". Busy Buddies Nigeria.
  12. ^ "Stakeholders Applaud Bet9ja/EFCC National Anti-corruption Marathon Initiative". This Day. 2018-12-13. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  13. ^ Onikoyi, Ayo (2013-09-10). "Bet9ja takes over Big Brother Naija from Payporte as auditions begin february 1". Vanguard (Nigeria). Retrieved 2019-01-25.

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