Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is one of the biggest, oldest, and most prestigious universities in Africa. It was founded in 1962, and is recognized globally as a respected institution. Wherever you hear ‘Great Ife’, just know that the students of OAU, whether past or present are proud of their school because it is a great place of learning.
We have a lot of successful people who have attended or graduated from this school. People like Femi Otedola, Oluremi Tinubu, Rotimi Akeredolu etc are all proud alumni of Obafemi Awolowo University. But we are going to be talking about people in Tech.
We have a good number of successful people working in the Tech sector today and they are Billionaires. Wonderful right? Yeah….I know it is.
Below Are Ten Tech Millionaires That Graduated From OAU:
1) Razaq Ahmed (Cowrywise)
Cowrywise is known to be a big competitor to Piggyvest as both are known in Africa to be a legit saving platform. The founder of cowrywise, Razaq Ahmed is an alumni of OAU, where he studied Economics. Cowrywise helps you to save and invest your money wisely. Cowrywise has gained a lot of visibility and trust which aided its growth and the app has been nothing but wonderful.
2) Kelvin Umechukwu (Bumpa)
Bumpa is founded by Kelvin Umechukwu who studied mechanical engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University. Bumpa platform is made for small business owners as it allows them to create an online store to receive orders and payment. Recently, it achieved a milestone by partnering with Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp) to make selling faster.
3) Seun Osewa (Nairaland)
Seun Osewa is one of the most influential people in Nigeria and is known to be one of The Godfather of Tech. His platform Nairaland is one of the top 10 most visited websites in Nigeria. Seun studied Electrical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University and Nairaland was launched in 2005. websites in Nigeria with over 1.9m registered members and over 7m topics created.
It will be difficult to see a Nigerian tech who doesn’t know a platform called Nairaland.
4) Opeyemi Awoyemi(Jobberman and Whogohost)
Opeawo, as he is famously known, co-founded Nigeria’s top job marketplace, Jobberman , and also a cloud hosting startup, Whogohost which is currently the best web hosting company in Nigeria.
Opeyemi Awoyemi is a software engineer who studied computer science and engineering at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University.
5) Sultan Akintunde(TalentQL and AltSchoolAfrica)
Sultan Akintunde is popularly known as HackSultan and he is known for his charity to people who are in tech or want to get into Tech,and people who are not even in tech.
He cofounded TalentQL, a talent marketplace, and AltSchoolAfrica, an ed-tech startup that recently raised $1m to support its mission.
HackSultan is also the founder of DevCareer, an NGO startup that helps people in tech.
Sultan Akintunde studied Geography at OAU .
6) Funke Opeke(MainOne)
The oldest and the only OAU alumnae on the list. Funke Opeke studied Electrical engineering at OAU, she founded MainOne, a provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for west African businesses.
The startup which has been acquired by Equinix for $320M according to Tech Crunchwas founded in 2010 by Opeke as a result of bad internet connectivity in Nigeria and she came up with an idea that turns out to be West Africa’s first privately owned.
7) Femi Akinde(Slim Trader)
SlimTrader is a technology enabler for African Businesses. Its hosted technology platform supports businesses in the travel and hospitality sector. Femi Akinde studied Electrical Electronic Engineering in OAU.
8) Tosin Eniolorunda(Team APT)
Tosin Eniolorunda studied Mechanical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University. He founded TeamApt in 2015 to “digitalize Africa’s economy”. So far, the startup, TeamApt is used by over 400,000 businesses and has processed over $100bn in transactions via its products; Moniepoint and Monnify.
The startup has raised over $50M, which is a great milestone in the history of startups in Africa. It’s headquarters is in Lagos, Nigeria.
9) Yinka Adewale(Kudi)
Kudi, now known as Nomba is one of the most successful startups in Nigeria that deals with financial technologies. It is co-founded by Yinka Adewale who studied Mechanical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University.
10) Fikayo Ogundipe(PropertyPro)
PropertyPro is one of the most searched industry when one wants to acquire property. It is one of the most reliable estate marketplace in Nigeria.
Fikayo Ogundipe studied Electrical and Electronic engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University and has raised over $1.4m to help people in Nigeria and other African countries find a better place to live from their smartphones.
It seems like I’ll change my department to go to this science department oo, see as science student just dey become billionaire LOL. I’m joking, you don’t need to be in a particular department because you can join Tech and become successful in it. I hope we are all able to know the founder of some very important platform incase we are asked later.