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Top 15 Successful Nigerian Internet Entrepreneurs

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We are living in what I call the internet age - An age in which with a click of the mouse, we get the latest news seconds after it breaks, download the latest music hour after it release and shop from the comfort of our homes and have it shipped to our doorsteps. Gone are the days we wait for the evening news, buy CD or tapes nor do we go shopping in malls, all we need is just a click away.

While many are busy enjoying the trend, some are busy adapting themselves and by so doing identifying and leveraging on the great opportunity the internet world offers. Today, this few have dominate one sector or the other and have become millionaire and are the new face of entrepreneurs ( interprenuers ).

  Below is a list of the top 15 internet enterprenuer in Nigeria that have shaped the way we use the internet in Nigeria. As far as youth entrepreneurship in Nigeria is concerned, this individuals has carved a niche for themselves.

  Please note that this list is not a rank nor are they numbered in any particular order, position or number doesn't matter as long as this list is concerned - position 1 is as equal as position 15.

1. Seun Osewa - Founder of Nairaland.com

Seun osewa is the founder of nairaland forum, the most visited online forum in Nigeria with over 1 million members. Seun started nairaland forum back in 2005 and have grown to be number 1 forum in Nigeria and number 2 in Africa.
Seun Osewa is one of the youth that is unlikely to succeed as he faced many oppositions and set back in his struggle to success but just like every successful individual, he possessed the unusual ability that made him determined and never to give up. He has been named among under 30 entrepreneur by Forbes -

Related: how to make money from Nairaland.

2. Akin Alabi - Founder of nairabet.com

Akin alabi aside being a seasoned entrepreneurs, have mentored at least 20 Nigerians who are successful and making millions from the internet. Akin Alabi is the founder of Nairabet which is widely known as Nigeria's number 1 sports betting company and one of the best in the world. Akin alabi popularly known as otumba, started from scratch with determination, courage and hardwork, he started as an information marketer and today he is celebrated. If he can do it then you too can do it. He has been interviewed on several top station, blogs and recently on CNBC.

3. Sim Shagaya - Founder/C.E.O Konga.com

When it comes to online shopping, Konga is among the leading company. Founder by sim shagaya in 2012 with 20 staffs.
he also been attributed to have founded Dealday- another top online shopping company.

4. Jason Njoku - C.E.O of IrokoTv.com
Jason Njoku is an internet entrepreneur and founder of irokoTv.com, the largest digital distribution of Nigerian movies and African music.

5. Linda ikeji - owner of lindaikejiblog.com

Linda ikeji is the name that comes to mind when we talk about blogging in Nigeria and Africa. She started blogging in 2007 and have grown to become one of the most visited blogs in Nigeria and Africa, a source for entertainment, news, celebrity gist and gossip. This blog has gained her recognition, both local and international, she is named the most influential female under 40 in 2015 not considering other titles it have gained her such as queen of blogging.

6. Henry Okpolokpo - Founder of IREPORTERSTV.com

Henry okpolokpo founded the largest platform in the world for African videos - IREPORTERSTV.com founded in 2012 is one of the top source of income for bloggers and internet uses across Africa. IREPORTERSTV.com is a platform meant for individuals to upload videos and share them to earn money. IREPORTERS have been acclaimed to create employment for over 10,000 Nigerians.

7. Opeyi Awoyemi, Ayodeji Adewunmi and Olalekanolude -Founders of jobberman.com

Jobberman was co - founded by opeyi, Ayodeji and OLALEKAN on August 2009 and have enjoyed world recognition. Jobberman is presently named number 8 by Forbes magazine top 20 tech startups in Africa, featured in McKinsey internet report on aspiring countries as one of the best innovative companies and most popular job search engine and aggregator in Africa.

8. Jide Ogunsanya -founder of Ogbongeblog

Ogbongeblog is one of the best tech blogs in Nigeria founded by Jide Ogunsanya in 2008. The site is popularly known in Nigeria for its tech business and social media services it offers to userers. Ogbongeblog is one of the best blog for internet know-how especially on how to make money online via blogging via videos, and tutorials. The blog has won him many awards and many other nominations.

9. Uche Pedro - Founder of BellaNaija.com

Bellanaija was founded by Uche Pedro at the age of 25 and have grown to be Nigeria's premiere fashion, Entertainment and lifestyle website with over 10 million page views every month.
Uche Pedro has through bellanaija been featured on different popular shows both locally and internationally, e.g - Oprah Winfrey show, Beauty around the world, named young media entrepreneur in 2013 and one of the most promising young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2014 by Forbes. She currently have workers thereby reducing the unemployment rate in Nigeria.

10. Bamide Onibalsui - founder writersInCharge

Another entrepreneur that have made mark in Nigeria is Bamide, a freelance writer. Bamide has great writing skill, started blogging at the age of 18 and has been globally recognised. He has been featured in forbes, millionaira magazine in italy and interviewed in digital journal among other popular blogs. He founded writers in charge from which he has helped and still helping many upgrade their writting skills and income.

11. Onome maureen - of incomebycommand

Onome Onome is personally a mentor though we havent meet but through her email newletter, i have been greatly influenced. She is one of the expert in affiliate marketing in Nigeria, she have helped many Nigerian start and earn money through afiliate marketing. A model to women all over, a mentor and an enterprenuer onome maureen remains a leading figure in nigeria internet enterpreneurship.

12. Gbolagbade Adetunji of NaijawealthCoach 

Have you heard of fiverr? If yes, then you must have heard of prof fiverr! That's Gbolagbade Adetunji, the online entrepreneur that have empowered many Nigeria to make money online. If you ever want to earn money from fiverr then you should consider talking to Adetunji or buying one of his ebooks.

13. Tunde Kehinde of Newco 

Tunde Kehinde is a cofounder of Jumia, he is an alumnus of Harvard business school. He has been involved in three successful business startups.
- Diagoe, jumia and recently NewCo. He is a persistent entrepreneur with great leadership skill.

14. Toyin omotosho - of  7startcourses.
Toyin is an entrepreneur with expertise in information marketing especially short report through which he communicates best to his customers.

15. Oyedepo john of Naijalearn

Oyedepo is one of the dynamic entrepreneurs in Nigeria's involved in so many aspect of online business including blogging, web hosting, information, etc is the founder of Naijalearn.