Nigerian Entrepreneurs Who Are Making Nigeria And Africa Proud
The article was created to reinforce the TRUTH that for every Nigerian that puts the rest of us to shame, there are 100 other Nigrians who do are doing us PROUD. This is meant particularly for younger people who I admonish out of brotherly love, not to lose hope or become despondent or believe that crime is the only avenue to making money or living a comfortable life.
Do not judge your situation based on what other criminals and corrupt people are doing. Your time will come, God rewards honesty and hard work and the wealth you build up will never fly away or diminish, it will remain permanent. The list below is only but a few number of Nigerians amongst many more , who are doing us proud and nurturing and creating investment and opportunities.
Oluwaseun Temitope Osewa
Oluwaseun Temitope Osewa is a Nigerian internet entrepreneur. He is the founder of Nairaland, a popular internet forum launched in March 2005, which was projected as the biggest African forum by Forbes. YNaija listed him as one of the most innovative Nigerians in technology
Founder of Krystal Digital, a fast-growing educational technology company that specializes in the creation, development and deployment of customized and service oriented software applications for educational institutions in Nigeria.
Oluwatobi Ajayi FICA
Chairman/CEO at Nord Automobiles Limited Forbes 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs in Africa 2018.
Oluwatobi Ajayi, 31, is a co-founder and CEO of Jetvan Automobiles Limited, the largest authorized dealer of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in Nigeria. He started his career at Mercedes-Benz Nigeria where he became the Head of division (Commercial vans) at 24. In 2015, he pulled together a group of investors and founded Jetvan which sells more than 500 vehicles every year.
Cofounder & CEO at Fibre
Obinna Okwodu, a 28-year-old MIT grad and ex-Morgan Stanley Investment Bank analyst, is the founder of Fibre, a real estate booking start-up in Lagos that allows middle-income tenants the option to pay monthly. Renting residential real estate in Lagos, Nigeria could be a hassle. Not only are houses overpriced, Landlords typically demand potential tenants to pay up to 24 months years rent upfront. As a result, Fibre is growing fast and is gaining popularity with many middle-income earners in Lagos.
Since launching in June 2016, Fibre has guaranteed $1.5 million worth of rental payments to landlords. Fibre’s main product currently lists 200 rental units.
Etop Ikpe is the founder of Cars45, Nigeria's foremost auto auctioning and car buying service. In May last year, Cars45 raised a $5 million Series A round from the Frontier Cars Group. Ikpe is a veteran entrepreneur with experience in transport, automobiles, mobile communications technology, and marketing. Etop was previously the Commercial Director of Konga, one of Nigeria’s largest e-commerce platforms, and formerly the CEO and Co-MD of DealDey, West Africa’s answer to Groupon.
Etop is the CEO of Nigeria’s first and largest Auto Tech trading platform; CARS45.com . CARS45 is a technology company that has disrupted the used cars sales industry by offering people a fast and convenient way to sell their cars. Since it’s launch in July 2016 CARS45 has grown to have over 35 physical inspection centres and helped thousands of people sell their cars.
Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu
Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, 27, is the founder of Falgates, a company that farms and mills rice. Falgates owns a rice milling facility that has a capacity of 15 tons per day and has a rice farm that employs more 180 people in Kaduna state in northern Nigeria. The company had revenues of $400,000 in 2017.
Education entrepreneur, Gossy Ukanwoke, 30, is the founder of BAU Executive Education which provides Executive Education Programs to professionals, executives and graduates looking to develop business and leadership skills online and on-campus. His holding company, BAU R&D has completed investments in two Nigerian traditional Universities. He is also the President of EduTech Nigeria, an tech company that works with universities to automate the online student lifecycle from recruitment to graduation by helping African traditional universities take their on-campus degree programs online through the implementation of the best of technology, process management, recruitment, admissions and advisory.