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See the 6 Young Successful Nigerian Tech Millionaire Under 40: Forbes List


Nigeria has one of the fastest growing techological industry in Africa. Most successful tech entrepreneurs are from Nigeria. From startup owner like Andela, paystack, nairaland and so on.


Here's A List Of 6 Young Nigerian Tech Millionaire: Forbes Under 40 List


1: Mark Essien


Mike is a humble startup owner, techprenuer and software developer. He's the founder of hotels.ng. Nigeria first online hotel booking website.

He built a file sharing software called "Gnumm" which he later sold to Snoopstar.com, followed by a language learning startup which he called "Ingolingo".In 2013, after he founded hotels.ng. An incubator company, called "spark.ng" invested a total sum of $225,000 to the company growth.

Two years later, another international investor, called "EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund" gave a feed fund investment of $1.2m.


2: Iyinoluwa Aboyeji



Samuel Aboyeji is a co-founder of Andela, and was the former managing director of Flutterwave. At age 19, Aboyeji started his first online company with his friend which he called Bookneto.com 

The company is an online social sharing platform. In 2013, Bookneto was acquired by a Canadian Innovation Center. That same year he started "Fora" a distance learning platform for African universities which he cofounded with Ian Carnevale, Nadayar, and Brice.

2014, was a big break through for Iyinoluwa Aboyeji when he co-founded Andela. Two years later, he co-founder another called Flutterwave. Samuel is not just an investor, he's a man of big dreams.


3: Piggybank


Piggyvest is an online saving platform. Founder by [F] Odunayo Eweniyi, [M] Joshua Chibueze and [F] Somtochukwu Ifezue. The company started officially, in 2016 as a mean to help Nigerians save money.

The teams at Piggyvest has securely, saved over ₦1,000,000,000 [ 1 Billion naira] 

Piggyvest came online when 25 year old [F] Odunayo Eweniyi and her team found a post of a lady on Twitter. On that post the lady showed off how she saved a huge sum of money using her piggy box popularly, known as "KOLO" that brought the idea to start an online saving platform for Nigeria. It been 4 years now. And the company is moving ahead and going strong.


4: Flutterwave


 Olugbenga Agboola is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst, and Microsoft Certified System Engineer. He co-founder Flutterwave with Iyinoluwa Aboyeji. Before started his own company he has previously, worked for PayPal, Google [product manager], GTBank, Access bank, Standard /Stanbic IBTC Bank.

In 2019, the company was able to facilitate 107 million payment transactions worth $5.4 billion.


5: Paystack



Paystack is founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, both are good friends and software developers. In December 2013, Paystack successfully raised $1.3 million from local and international investors, such as Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Ventures Platform.

Paystack is every merchant choice. Over $27,500,000 has been processed and paid with Paystack.


6: Nairaland



Nairaland is own by Seun Osewa a university dropout. Seun dropped out from University Of Ife to focus on his internet business. Today nairaland is the sixth most visited website in Nigeria.