Tope Esan is the Chief Executive Officer of Raging Bull Entertainment, a global Event, Content and Talent management company with offices in New York and Nigeria. Raging Bull Entertainment has managed several multi million dollar talents and events across nine countries in three continents and has built a robust client portfolio in the Entertainment and production sectors including formats like the Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) and Africa’s Next Top Model.
As the Executive Producer the NEA Awards and Africa’s Next Top Model, Tope is responsible for producing, marketing, licensing and distributing the shows locally and globally. In 2009, Tope’s company acquired franchise format of Africa’s Next Top Model, the African version of popular US model reality show, America’s Next Top Model created by Ken Mok and Tyra Banks. Lulu Productions and Never Machine Productions later produced the show in 2013.
Before going into Entertainment and Production, Tope was a Marketing Executive with over 15 years experience in Fortune 500 companies including Citibank, Advanta, Barclays Bank, TD Bank amongst others. Tope’s many years of experiences in banking has helped him carve out a niche in the Entertainment marketing sector primarily in the African marketplace.
Tope also serves as a President of the Nigeria Professional Organization (NiPRO), a progressive global network of young African Professionals dedicated to educating and empowering African professionals through networking.