OSG takes a look at 10 of the country’s tech entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game and are making some serious waves in the tech space. They have demonstrated effective management capabilities, defined the local ecosystem, set its pace, and have remained relevant in the fast evolving space.
In no particular order, they are:
- Ezra Olubi is a Nigerian information technology expert, software engineer, mobile app developer, and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CTO at Paystack.
- Iyinoluwa Aboyeji is the general partner and co-founder of Future Africa, a platform that provides capital, coaching and community for mission-driven innovators. He is a co-founder of Andela and was the former managing director of Flutterwave
- Funke Opeke is a Nigerian electrical engineer, founder of Main Street Technologies and chief executive officer of Main One Cable Company, a communications services company based in Lagos State. Her company, called MainOne, is West Africa’s leading communications services and network solutions provider.
- Olugbenga Agboola is the co-founder and CEO of Flutterwave, an organization committed to changing the landscape of payments on the African continent. Last year, Flutterwave became the fourth African startup to reach “unicorn” status as it reached a valuation of over $1bn after raising $170m in a Series C round.
- Richmond Bassey is the co-founder and CEO of Bamboo. Richmond, together with Yanmo Omorogbe founded the digital investment platform that gives Nigerians real-time access to buy, hold, or sell stocks listed on the U.S. stock market right from their mobile phones or computers.