Have you ever wondered who owns Nairaland, a forum which was ranked by Forbes as the most visited website in Africa in Have you also seen the picture of the owner of Nairaland.
You will learn all that in this article. The full name of the founder and owner of Nairaland is Oluwaseun Osewa. Born 17th July, Growing up, he took keen interest in programming and the internet. He was a student of the prestigious University of Ile-Ife, where he enrolled to study electrical engineering in It was said that he dropped out and faced his programming dream which made him who he is today.
He was lucky to find a regular job but could not cope after tasting creative freedom. He kept on researching on the internet for two years until he decided to open an online web forum using python programming. Yomi Adegoye to make the mobile forum a success. When Seun noticed that mobilenigeria. During those days prior to when he started, most Nigerian sites were owned and dominated by Nigerians in the United States and United Kingdom. They only covered issues of interests to Nigerians abroad.
There was no much competition for Nairaland Forum as he surpassed the likes of other forums like Naijaryders and Talknaija. He felt that such a forum could attract enough traffic and make money from Google adverts. Oluwaseun Osewa plan was to make up to sixty thousand monthly but with the kind of traffic the site gathered, he made more than that.
As the site grew, Seun had to battle with spammers who were flooding the site. Google banned Nairaland from their ad network in due to the fact that it contained many sexual topics. This made Seun sell his own ads space on the forum. It is a known fact that Nairaland earns millions in a month than when it had Google adverts.
By , Forbes listed Seun among the best African successful entrepreneurs under When Nairaland used Google ads, Seun was said to be earning as much as N6 million per month but after , he started selling those ads space which fetched him about N4 to N5 million monthly. This is still unconfirmed. In , a company approached Seun to buy Nairaland. As rich as Seun is, one would expect he would dine with the likes of Linda Ikeji, another top blogger in Nigeria who lives in a huge mansion in Banana island Lagos.
He currently lives in his hometown in Ogun state. Most people ask whether Seun is a Christian due to his gentle look. According to Wikipedia, he was once a christian but now an Atheist. He is not married and has been nominated for series of awards. I am simply known as Ikenwa Chizoba. A Nigerian seasoned blogger and the Assistant admin of Nigerian Infopedia.
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