In this article are stories and short biographies of some of the people that make Nigeria proud. I decided to do this write-up to inspire and motivate young people that want to become successful in business especially as internet entrepreneurs. Pay attention as you read, you might get a word or contact that will change your life forever. Prepared to get INSPIRED as you read about my top ten internet entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Akin Alabi of Nairabet
Popularly known as Otunba, Akin Alabi has personally mentored at least 10 Nigerians that now make well over three million Naira on the internet every year. He owns Nairabet which is widely known as the No. 1 sports betting organization in Nigeria and one of the best in the world. He also has a personal website, akinalabi.com where he gives out cash prizes almost every week. Akin started from a very humble beginning and with great determination and hard work, made his way to the top. He started his journey as an internet entrepreneur selling information products. If Akin can do it, you too can. Otunba has been interviewed severally on popular TV stations and blogs. He was recently interviewed on CNBC. If you need any advice at all on how to succeed doing business whether online or offline, make sure you talk to Otunba Akin Alabi. Connect with him on Facebook.
Bamidele Onibalusi of WritersInCharge
Bamidele Onibalusi is a freelance writer from Nigeria who has been writing for a living since 2010. Bamidele is a friend and a mentor. He’s one of the people that inspired me into writing great contents. He is a true inspiration to the youths and teenagers as he started blogging at the tender age of 18 and was globally recognized at 19. He has been featured in Forbes, interviewed in Digital Journal, been featured in Millionaire Magazine in Italy and on several popular blogs online. You can see all his media features here. Bamidele has helped thousands of freelance writers upgrade their writing and income and he has made millions doing it. Connect with Bamidele on Facebook
Linda Ikeji of Lindaikeji
If you have not heard of Linda Ikeji, it’s either you live in the remotest part of Nigeria or you reside in space. In terms of traffic and general rating, LindaIkeji is undoubtedly the best blog in Nigeria and one of the best in the world. Her blog has a daily viewership of about 1.1 million which is equivalent to 30 million page views every month, talk about incredible. Lindaikeji makes millions every month from advertisement alone, so if your dream is to have a successful, income generating blog, Linda is who you should talk to. She will teach you the Blog Magic. Follow Linda @lindaikeji
Seun Osewa of Nairaland
I’m sure you have heard of Nairaland even if you have not heard of Seun. Seun has a very great personality but doesn’t really like media attention. He started Nairaland in 2005. Nairaland has gone to become the best online forum in Nigeria and No. 2 in Africa. Seun was named as one of the 30 under 30 by Forbes. His story is one of courage and determination, he faced many oppositions and experienced many setbacks in his struggle to succeed but he didn’t allow any of these unfavourable situations to weigh him down. You can read more about Seun’s journey on CP-Africa. Follow Seun @seunosewa
Uche Pedro of BellaNaija
Some people say that there is no such thing as true genius but if there ever is, I believe Uche is one. Uche started BellaNaija at a very tender age of 25 and she has been able to achieve great things with her incredible leadership and commitment. BellaNaija.com is Nigeria’s premier lifestyle, entertainment and fashion website, and garners an average of 10 million page views every month. Uche was featured on Oprah Winfrey show, Beauty Around the World, in February 2010 and was interviewed by Isha Sesay for CNN i-list in September, 2010. Winner of the International Young Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013 and she has most recently been named as one of the ’30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2014′ by Forbes. Connect with Uche on Linkedin.
Onome Maureen of IncomeByCommand
I’m happy to see Onome on my list because she has been my personal coach for about a year now but believe me, there is no bias in this. Onome is an inspiration to women all over the world. She has the best affiliate system (Hobby Income Formula) in Nigeria. She sells as an affiliate, she trains affiliates to sell and she also teaches people how to start their own affiliate system or business from the scratch. Onome’s humility and willingness to help as many people as she can succeed is what strikes me the most. She’s a very patient and transparent boss and I will advise that you contact her if you ever want to learn the act of being an affiliate marketer. Connect with Onome on Facebook
Toyin Omotosho of 7StarCourses
I’ve known Toyin for a long time but he just recently became my mentor and coach. When I first heard his name, I thought to myself, chei! This must be one hot chick although he turned out to be a man and one of the greatest men I’ve ever met and here’s why, Toyin makes everything simple so that even a dummy can understand. Toyin also sells information products but his focus is on short reports but even in his short reports, he gives you everything he knows without withholding information. He is widely known by his fans as the Quick Crazy Cash Master. If you want to own your personal internet money making empire, Mr. Toyin Omotosho is your man. Like his page on Facebook.
Tunde Kehinde of NewCo
Popularly known as the co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Tunde Kehinde is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and has been involved in three start-ups including Diageo, Jumia and NewCo, a new organization that he started after recently leaving Jumia. The thing I really like about Tunde is his good leadership and teamwork. We can see how well he did at Jumia leveraging the power of partnership and technology. I also admire Tunde because he is a risk taker, never afraid to start new things, never hesitant to go where no man has been before. Connect with Tunde on LinkedIn.
Oyedepo John of NaijaLearn
We call him Sir Jay. I believe he is the most dynamic personality in Nigeria as far as internet business is concerned. The reason is that he is involved in so many aspects of internet business including web hosting, information marketing, importation business and blogging to mention a few and he makes money from all of them. His relatively new blog, NaijaLearn is one to watch out for and if you are a writer, you should consider writing for them as they pay people to write. He’s a good teacher if you want to learn and he is always looking to impact knowledge. Connect with Sir Jay on Facebook
Gbolagbade Adetunji of NaijaWealthCoach
*I was really amazed the day I came across Tunji’s site. It’s not the site itself or the design that amazed me. It was Tunji’s unusual ability to understand Fiverr in a country like Nigeria. Tunji has a huge wealth of experience and knowledge about operating and running a Fiverr account, he knows so much about Fiverr that he’s been nicknamed Prof. Fiverr. Tunji does not only make money on Fiverr, he has taught hundreds of people how to do the same. If you want to learn all that is to know about Fiverr, make sure you connect with TJ on Facebook
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