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What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by drstan(m): 12:09am On Jun 08, 2016
INTRODUCTION
Seun is an Ogun state born Programmer,Webmaster and business man, he’s the founder and owner of Nigeria and Africa’s largest online Forum NAIRALAND the website was the
most visited Nigerian and African Site untill 2015 according to Alexa ranking. Seun is a very successful online entrepreneur and a very private person.

EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Seun Osewa was born and raised in Sango Ota Ogun State Nigeria. He grew up learning
and knowing the technological part of life.
Seun osewa has been interested in the internet business since he has known what internet
is and how to use it.
Seun enrolled as a student in the University Of Ile Ife to study electrical engineering in 1998 but he did not finish. No, he wasn’t rusticated. Too brilliant to be. Looks like he dropped out of the school to pursue his programming dream and here he is today.

CAREER AND LIFE
Seun started his internet career in the year 2003 after going into the web hosting business.
He had attempted to start a web hosting business, but after 3 months he could only boast of one customer, so he ran out of capital and the business died..after several ideas and other trials he decided to start a web forum, because it was the only idea that required no additional capital. He created 3 forums in November 2003 (one for higher institution students, one for IT discussions, and one to cover the emerging GSM industry; the Mobile Nigeria Forum at MobileNigeria.com).

The Mobile Nigeria Forum took off, so he relaunched it in February 2005 with the assistance of Mr. John Sagai Adams, who posted a link to the forum on his mailing list
and participated enthusiastically in those early days. In a month or so, the forum had about 300 members, but the growth potential didn’t satisfy him.

He decided to start Nairaland when he noticed two odd things about MobileNigeria:

(1) Despite its narrow focus, it was the only Nigerian community that gave a voice to Nigerians at home. Most other Nigerian sites were owned and dominated by Nigerians in the US or UK. They covered only issues of interests to Nigerianst abroad.

(2) The off topic section of the forum, covering topics outside telecoms, like romance and jokes, was becoming more vibrant than the Mobile Nigeria Forum itself, suggesting the need for a more general-purpose Nigerian forum. This gave him the confidence to take forums like Naijaryders and Talknaija head on by starting a general purpose discussion forum with a strong bias towards issues of interest to Nigerians at home. He felt that such a site could attract enough traffic to make enough money.
Nairaland got much higher traffic than expected making his income on Nairaland much more than expected.

DO YOU KNOW WHY WE STARTED HAVING MODERATORS?

As Nairaland grows seun had problems with spammers flooding the forum so he started getting helps from moderators he selected. Seun got help in updating the forum’s frontpage and keeping it clean by moderators like
Mukina2 a female mod who has been working with seun since 2007 and others.

In 2011 seun was approached by a group of company who wants to buy nairaland for 1million dollars which is 155million naira but he rejected the approach, and even nairaland’s estimated worth by a site ranker for the year 2011 was 512million naira making it the most expensive nigerian site. Despite all these money seun whom is expected to be leaving in one huge mansion in estates like Banana island lagos only lives in his hometown sango ota ogun state a very close little city to lagos state.
Fame power, money we all love and seek to have. But as someone that knows Seun quite well -even if not physically yet, and may never – the guy just doesn’t appear to like the celebrity status. Some people use money to buy fame, Seun uses money to run away from
it! There are people that will pay to meet Seun Osewa in person, but he has refused to show himself. With the largest African online forum under his control, more than half a million people that depend on his online website to make their day, Seun can easily wield power. But all those appear not to be his style.

A case in point: when he was listed by the organizers of The Future Awards in the controversial “Nigeria’s 100 Best” list, which presented him with an opportunity to dine with the celebrities in Aso Rock (what some people will pay millions to get), it didn’t even freak the Ota-based geek. Rather, he sarcastically commented on my Facebook wall when I raised a criticism of the TFA list that, “oh, it’s a good list because I saw my name there”. Oh, he only saw his name there, he didn’t partake in anything – a free ticket to visit Aso rock but he never went. Such is Seun’s abhorrence for fame. We shall conclude seun looks upto Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as they both have
same attribute of seriousness in their field, facebbook founder wore just one tie throughout a whole year to show a sign of seriousness in making facebook a real big thing and so seun also used just one profile picture in all his online accounts including nairaland for over 2years in which he is till using as at 2014 to show a sign of seriousness in making nairaland much more huge.
Seun once aspired to be a movie producer but never was, may be he is going start in future.

Some people do think seun is a (born again christian) because of some of his gentle gentle pretense but he is totally not. It looks like he is a great fan of actress Tonto Dikeh has he get involved with posts related to her often on Nairaland.
He is also a great fan of a popular TV series "GAME OF THRONES."

http://howng.com/nairaland-owner-seun-osewa-full-biographylife-and-net-worth/

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 12:20am On Jun 08, 2016
Mr. Seun Osewa is a great man

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by ever811(m): 12:57am On Jun 08, 2016
how old is he and who him don help? do he has tribal mark? no be to blow grammar full 80 leaves text book for one man biography..after all his biography won't cure ,buhari ear problem and cost of tomatoes still remain the same in the market,naira is 370 to a dollar..I beg..I beg,make I no use vex follow u this night,u know weda I don chop since moni? wey u carry this kind long news about sheun wey dey trowway amala and ewedu every moni come give me to read?

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 3:01am On Jun 08, 2016
ever811:
how old is he and who him don help? do he has tribal mark? no be to blow grammar full 80 leaves text book for one man biography..after all his biography won't cure ,buhari ear problem and cost of tomatoes still remain the same in the market,naira is 370 to a dollar..I beg..I beg,make I no use vex follow u this night,u know weda I don chop since moni? wey u carry this kind long news about sheun wey dey trowway amala and ewedu every moni come give me to read?


You're just a........... Clow...... N! grin

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 3:43am On Jun 08, 2016
This article again? Mscheew.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by agarawu23(m): 4:45am On Jun 08, 2016
HsLBroker:
Mr. Seun Osewa is a great man
but stingy angry

The bros stingy die grin

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by loomer: 7:14am On Jun 08, 2016
Who send you this work?
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by ultrazone(m): 12:43am On Jun 10, 2016
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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 7:45am On Oct 11, 2016
HsLBroker:
Mr. Seun Osewa is a great man
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by 4kings: 6:04pm On Oct 14, 2016
ultrazone:
Seun Osewa has a cool personality



HsLBroker:
Mr. Seun Osewa is a great man
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by LLKJSays(m): 6:33pm On Nov 01, 2016
@ drStan Good Biography on Mr Seun Osewa, a younger fellow,
Great ife alumnus, Seun and mods keep up the good work.

Best Wishes:

LLKJ Esq.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by DangotePikin: 1:15pm On Nov 18, 2016
Interesting. Never knew he dropped out from OAU.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Rockyrascal(m): 2:37pm On Nov 18, 2016
drstan:

INTRODUCTION
Seun is an Ogun state born Programmer,Webmaster and business man, he’s the founder and owner of Nigeria and Africa’s largest online Forum NAIRALAND the website was the
most visited Nigerian and African Site untill 2015 according to Alexa ranking. Seun is a very successful online entrepreneur and a very private person.

EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Seun Osewa was born and raised in Sango Ota Ogun State Nigeria. He grew up learning
and knowing the technological part of life.
Seun osewa has been interested in the internet business since he has known what internet
is and how to use it.
Seun enrolled as a student in the University Of Ile Ife to study electrical engineering in 1998 but he did not finish. No, he wasn’t rusticated. Too brilliant to be. Looks like he dropped out of the school to pursue his programming dream and here he is today.

CAREER AND LIFE
Seun started his internet career in the year 2003 after going into the web hosting business.
He had attempted to start a web hosting business, but after 3 months he could only boast of one customer, so he ran out of capital and the business died..after several ideas and other trials he decided to start a web forum, because it was the only idea that required no additional capital. He created 3 forums in November 2003 (one for higher institution students, one for IT discussions, and one to cover the emerging GSM industry; the Mobile Nigeria Forum at MobileNigeria.com).

The Mobile Nigeria Forum took off, so he relaunched it in February 2005 with the assistance of Mr. John Sagai Adams, who posted a link to the forum on his mailing list
and participated enthusiastically in those early days. In a month or so, the forum had about 300 members, but the growth potential didn’t satisfy him.

He decided to start Nairaland when he noticed two odd things about MobileNigeria:

(1) Despite its narrow focus, it was the only Nigerian community that gave a voice to Nigerians at home. Most other Nigerian sites were owned and dominated by Nigerians in the US or UK. They covered only issues of interests to Nigerianst abroad.

(2) The off topic section of the forum, covering topics outside telecoms, like romance and jokes, was becoming more vibrant than the Mobile Nigeria Forum itself, suggesting the need for a more general-purpose Nigerian forum. This gave him the confidence to take forums like Naijaryders and Talknaija head on by starting a general purpose discussion forum with a strong bias towards issues of interest to Nigerians at home. He felt that such a site could attract enough traffic to make enough money.
Nairaland got much higher traffic than expected making his income on Nairaland much more than expected.

DO YOU KNOW WHY WE STARTED HAVING MODERATORS?

As Nairaland grows seun had problems with spammers flooding the forum so he started getting helps from moderators he selected. Seun got help in updating the forum’s frontpage and keeping it clean by moderators like
Mukina2 a female mod who has been working with seun since 2007 and others.

In 2011 seun was approached by a group of company who wants to buy nairaland for 1million dollars which is 155million naira but he rejected the approach, and even nairaland’s estimated worth by a site ranker for the year 2011 was 512million naira making it the most expensive nigerian site. Despite all these money seun whom is expected to be leaving in one huge mansion in estates like Banana island lagos only lives in his hometown sango ota ogun state a very close little city to lagos state.
Fame power, money we all love and seek to have. But as someone that knows Seun quite well -even if not physically yet, and may never – the guy just doesn’t appear to like the celebrity status. Some people use money to buy fame, Seun uses money to run away from
it! There are people that will pay to meet Seun Osewa in person, but he has refused to show himself. With the largest African online forum under his control, more than half a million people that depend on his online website to make their day, Seun can easily wield power. But all those appear not to be his style.

A case in point: when he was listed by the organizers of The Future Awards in the controversial “Nigeria’s 100 Best” list, which presented him with an opportunity to dine with the celebrities in Aso Rock (what some people will pay millions to get), it didn’t even freak the Ota-based geek. Rather, he sarcastically commented on my Facebook wall when I raised a criticism of the TFA list that, “oh, it’s a good list because I saw my name there”. Oh, he only saw his name there, he didn’t partake in anything – a free ticket to visit Aso rock but he never went. Such is Seun’s abhorrence for fame. We shall conclude seun looks upto Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as they both have
same attribute of seriousness in their field, facebbook founder wore just one tie throughout a whole year to show a sign of seriousness in making facebook a real big thing and so seun also used just one profile picture in all his online accounts including nairaland for over 2years in which he is till using as at 2014 to show a sign of seriousness in making nairaland much more huge.
Seun once aspired to be a movie producer but never was, may be he is going start in future.

Some people do think seun is a (born again christian) because of some of his gentle gentle pretense but he is totally not. It looks like he is a great fan of actress Tonto Dikeh has he get involved with posts related to her often on Nairaland.
He is also a great fan of a popular TV series "GAME OF THRONES."

http://howng.com/nairaland-owner-seun-osewa-full-biographylife-and-net-worth/
mr seun is a great man and also an atheist.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by awais1997: 5:35pm On Nov 19, 2016
game of thrones is a sign of love does not mean its romantic but i love it and i often watch it at Movie Plus
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by dauddy97(m): 12:27pm On Nov 20, 2016
I wish to see him
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by adex301(m): 10:21pm On Jan 17, 2017
dauddy97:
I wish to see him
go to sango ota
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Canme4u(m): 9:25am On Jan 18, 2017
Just passing through.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 12:17pm On Jan 21, 2017
Do you know he also identifies himself as an atheist according to wikipedia.

I am shocked and disappointed that the God that made him who he is today is thesame God he is denying. Money and fame is not everything.

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Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Dareomo(m): 9:14pm On Feb 06, 2017
Well, some are just born great.
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Nobody: 8:32am On Mar 11, 2017
Philpham:
Do you know he also identifies himself as an atheist according to wikipedia.

I am shocked and disappointed that the God that made him who he is today is thesame God he is denying. Money and fame is not everything.
Cow.

undecided
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Vaabra01(f): 8:18pm On Mar 17, 2017
saw his pics for d first time, wow God will continue to uphold you SEUN osewa..Amen
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Obaf1(m): 8:49pm On Jul 26, 2017
God will continue to bless mr seun osewa,,,,
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by Ronpet777(m): 10:44am On Feb 06, 2018
Really touched by his modesty. 'God' bless u sir. Well, I don't knw how else to pray for u. smiley
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by wait: 10:10pm On Feb 22, 2018
Interesting
Re: What You Don't Know About Seun Osewa (founder Of Nairaland. by okwabayi(m): 7:34am On Aug 20, 2018
Na copy and paste of this article una dey use?
Since 2011 it’s the same old s-hit.

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