Dupe Abiola

Dupsy Abiola making a presentation
Dupsy Abiola. Photo: Vodafone Institute DE

Dupe Abiola is a Nigerian-born British CEO of Intern Avenue, an online internship website for would-be interns who want placement and employers who need them. Dupe attracted investment for her innovative idea after successfully pitching at the tenth series of the BBC television show, Dragon’s Den.

Dupe is daughter to MKO Abiola, business tycoon, philanthropist and politician whose family became prominent prior to and especially after his political martyrdom in 1998, an aftermath of the struggle to preserve the June 12 1993 presidential election, which is popularly believed to have been won by him. Dupe was sixteen when MKO died and she was in North London where she lived with her mother and five siblings. She studied Law at the Oxford University and commenced her law career in 2006 after training at the Inns of Court School of Law. Four years later, after a few successful stints as a lawyer, she had decided to devote herself to the online portal business, which she founded.

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer