Thursday, 23 February 2012

Nairaland; Largest Forum In Africa - Worth Over N200m

N/L Boss Goes From Broke In 2005 To Multi-millionaire In 2012
Nairaland founder, Seun Osewa
To the over 800,000 members of his forum, the smart and hard working founder of Nairaland is simply known as Seun. But to the search engines and online community at large, he is a global force to reckon with. As a result of a project he started in 2005 because in his own words "it was the cheapest project i could afford" Nairaland has since grown beyond the subsistence expectations of its humble founder and is now by far the most successful online forum to come out of Nigerian soil and by implication African soil. Currently Nairaland boasts an alexa traffic rating of 1,885 with its closest rival - Naijapals, coming a distant 7,134.

To think that as at 2005 Seun Osewa's dream was to have an online business that could pay him at least N65,000 a month and to compare that expectation with his current reality, is to bear testimony to the growing power of the internet. The amount of power and possibility Seun wields right now can only be imagined. The young man has indeed become an institution. 

Thousands of persons and businesses within and outside Nigeria wake up to do business each day on the platform of Naira Land. Not to talk of the countless number of blogs and sites that rely on nairaland for content and traffic. Even though Nairaland is the second most visited site in Nigeria after Vangaurd News site, it unarguably wields far much more influence on no less an audience than the youths who will grow up relying on Nairaland.

Except he does a st**pid thing like dating Cossy Ejiorkor, Seun Osewa will certainly become a phenomenon to reckon with in Nigeria, and a voice for Africa in the global Arena.

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