June 21, 2024
Meet Nairaland CEO | Biography of SEUN OSEWA and Networth

Meet Nairaland CEO | Biography of SEUN OSEWA and Networth

Oluwaseun Temitope Osiwa is an internet entrepreneur from Nigeria. He also founded the popular internet forum Nairaland which started in March 2005.


Forbes estimates that it will be the largest African forum. He has been named one of the most innovative Nigerians in technology by YNaija. He was also among the 10 most influential Nigerian online entrepreneurs according to T.I.N Magazine in 2015.

The founder of Nairaland, Oluwaseun Temitope Osewa, was born in the western part of Nigeria, Sango Ota, Ogun State. He still lives in this area and will likely continue to live there for years to come. He is best known for founding Nairaland and decided to stay away from the cameras and limelight for years.


Seun Osewa attended Obafemi Awolowo University (OUA), formerly called the University of Ile Ife, to study electrical engineering, but dropped out after a few years to focus on online business at the time. It is not surprising that Zion dropped out of school, because great inventors like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates also left school.

Private life

With all his achievements in Nairaland, Seun Osewa can rightly be described as overly intellectual, obsessive or lacking in social skills (introvert), the exact opposite of Linda Ikeji.

Seun was born into a Christian family but now identifies as an atheist.

No one can confirm whether Seun Osewa is married or not, but according to information in the public domain, Seun has never been married and has no children.

Seun business interests

The founder of Nairaland began his Nairaland experiment between 2003 and 2005 when he created three forums, one dedicated to students of tertiary institutions, the second dedicated to IT discussions and the third, Mobile Nigeria, was dedicated to covering the emerging GSM industry. in Nigeria at that time. The latter happens to be the largest Nairaland forum in Africa. The forum currently has almost 2 million registered members and counting.

Meet Nairaland CEO

The success of Nairaland was not easy as Seun had to dodge spammers and forum trolls on a daily basis. Finally, in 2014, Nairaland was subject to an attack by malicious hackers that brought the site down for several days and deleted all data. In 2012, he also lost income from Google Adsense due to sexual topics discussed on Nairaland and has since sold advertising space on his forum.

According to our calculations based on Nairaland valuations and advertising space, Seun Osewa is worth $5 million.

Why Nairaland’s server was taken down

The Nairaland server was taken down because it ignored an abuse report initially filed on December 14, 2023, Nairaland Forum founder Seun Osewa said on Tuesday.

At the moment, no one can access the Nairaland forum as it is closed.

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