Olakila started its activities in 2010 under the name Oladix, a limited liability company based in Cotonou, Benin, which was founded by Mr. Ghislain Christel Sedaminou Zanfongnon. The main objective of the company was to buy cashew nuts in shell from northern villages in Benin and supply Indian export companies in Cotonou.
After one year experience of local trade, the company decided to explore export opportunities . The first export operation took place in 2011 in Cotonou, Benin. An initial volume of 300 ton was exported to India under the Oladix brand name in small partial shipments of 34, 50 and 100 ton throughout the season.
The following year 2012 another 300 ton was exported from Benin during the period March to May. At the end of May the good quality nuts were no longer available in Benin and Mr. Ghislain Christel Sedaminou Zanfongnon decided to go to Guinea Bissau to explore the export opportunities to be able to meet customers demand. In this country the harvest and export season starts later then Benin; the export period goes from May to September which make it two complementary origins.