OkayAfrica CEO Abiola Oke resigns after multiple allegations of misconduct

Abiola Oke who was formerly the CEO of OkayAfrica has resigned from the establishment after being accused of unethical conduct by multiple female employees.

Okayplayer and OkayAfrica has released a statement today confirming Abiola Oke’s resignation from the company.

The organizations went on to add that they have “severed all ties” with Abiola Oke.

Part of a public statement released by OkayAfrica reads:

“We take the allegations that have surfaced very seriously, and we stand with the brave women who came forward.”

The company’s statement claims that an external advisor will “review and investigate our current and past policies and practices” and that “further action will be announced.”

News of Abiola Oke’s resignation came after several women who worked for Okayplayer and OkayAfrica signed an open letter last night about their experiences at the company over the past five years.

In the letter, the employees laid out a number misbehavior they have suffered while working under Abiola Oke.

“From 2015 to 2020, several Black Women working across Okayplayer and OkayAfrica were subject to a lack of support and resources, below-market salaries, inadequate leadership, targeting and sabotage, slander, verbal abuse, inappropriate behaviour, gaslighting, lack of empathy, manipulation, rationalizing poor or unethical conduct and wrongful termination,” the letter reads.

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