I have used this page to share some of my interests. This include businesses and personal projects that I have been involved with and those that I will continue to be involved with in the coming years. I will keep updating this page as new things come up.
- Books: Yeah, I do write book also. I have written two books presently – one with a friend and the other one alone – and one is in print now. The one in print focuses on helping serving Youths Corps Members maximize their service year. The title is “Maximising Your Service Year“. If this interests you or you will like to be a distributor, get in touch. We will be able to arrange something :).
- My Life Goals: I started a new project some years back. I am really excited about this and it is about tasks I will be completing in my lifetime. These tasks are specific with a result that is clearly defined. This list will be a mish-mash of banal and overly ambitious tasks, but, hey, I have over 3 years to complete the project. So, you can join me!
- Mobile Monday Nigeria: I am always looking for ways to help develop the Nigeria tech. ecosystem. So, Mobile Monday Nigeria is the answer. I am working with great minds to achieve this. Interested in knowing what MoMo is up to at the moment? Visit Mobile Monday Nigeria’s website.
- People & Business Development: Are you a start-up and you need help in jump-starting your idea? Do you want to rise to the top of your career ladder? Drop me a line and I can revert back to you as soon as possible. I currently provide consulting services to start-ups and /or to people who want to take their careers to the next level. So, if you think you will need my service, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
- Business: I co-founded Nok360 which later became Tivas in 2016; I currently lead a team of passionate people focusing on connecting people at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid with services / solutions that improve their lives and livelihoods. We currently do this through – Jama, Nok360 and Tigali. Through Jama, we are trying to two problems – lack of access to relevant data for small businesses and unemployment. I also run Zefo Corp – a family investment vehicle.
- Business School Application Tips: In December 2003, I took the decision to go for an MBA. However, I didn’t take GMAT until October 2005. I scored a 650 (90th Percentile). This is not a bad score considering the fact that I studied for the GMAT without the assistance of an expensive test prep class over the course of 21 days. Moreover, I did not only submit my applications to 3 top schools in US without the help of any admission consultant, I also got admission to one of the top MBA schools. I, therefore, decided to share my business school application experience with future MBA applicants. Hence, the reason behind MBAXPLOIT . I do hope that this blog will serve as a study guide for future GMAT test takers, MBA applicants and MBAs. One thing I am sure of is the fact that you do not need to purchase expensive test prep services to do well on the GMAT nor do u need to secure the help of a MBA admission consultant to get admission to your DREAM school! So, if you are considering going for your MBA or you have started the process, then you need to bookmark mbaxploit.com. Update: This blog is currently offline and I am working at bringing it back up as soon as possible.
The Past Adventures:
I have been involved in some start-ups before I went back into corporate employment :). While some failed, I experienced some form of success in others.
- Secondary School Days: As most children do, I caught the entrepreneurship bug. I was selling groundnuts, bread, drinks and ice blocks to university students. It was an interesting adventure. And yes, I made some cool cash too.
- Got involved in setting up another startup in my 2nd year in the university – Obafemi Awolowo University. We were writing codes for fellow students. I still remember when I had to write different versions of a program that can aid in the posting of potential corps members to different states in Nigeria based on sex, state of origin and marital status. The codes were written in Fortran.
- Studio247: This was a business I started with 3 friends while on campus for the sole aim of delivering year books to final year students. We were able to deliver year books to 7 departments and fellowships. Did we make money? I think YES. I later went ahead to found e-nnova media with two of the friends immediately after school.
- Student Konsult: This was a business arm of my fellowship – Student Christian Movement – that I helped to run. We started the first home delivery photocopying business on campus and at cheaper rates. Students just needed to drop the documents they wanted to photocopy and we would handle the rest.
- In 2002, I started e-nnova media with two friends (Seun Olajide and Abimbola Fashua of blessed memory). We focused on delivering high quality web design services, value added services (mainly SMS-based services), flash animations, CD productions and even graphic works. Our clients were individuals, private and government institutions. Some of our clients were multi-nationals and government universities. I still believe this company would have gone ahead to deliver great services if Bimbo is still alive. I have vowed to revisit this dream one day.
- In 2004, I started Nairahost with a friend – Kayode Muyibi – that I met online. The interesting thing is that both of us are still yet to meet face-2-face till today. I later brought in Seun Olajide from e-nnova media on-board. This web hosting company being run by e-nnova media, started out of the need to provide affordable and reliable hosting solution for Nigerians, became the leading web hosting provider in Nigeria within 3 years. The company was eventually sold to Web4Africa.
- I was also involved in helping to setup Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PINigeria). See http://www.pin.itgo.com/Team.html
I will be adding some more projects shortly as I embark on them.