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Seun Osewa Biography (Founder of Nairaland)

Born on 17th December, 1982, Seun Osewa is a Nigerian-born Internet entrepreneur and the founder of Nairaland which has been described as Africa’s biggest online forum. 

Seun Osewa Wiki Profile


Full Name: Oluwaseun Temitope Osewa
Date of Birth: December 17, 1982 
Age: 39 Years Old
University: Obafemi Awolowo University
Occupation: Computer programmer, entrepreneur, Snake handler
Known for: Founder of Nairaland
Title: CEO of Nairaland and Snake Naija
Relationship: Married
Networth:  Over $5 Million

The 39-year-old founder of Nairaland, Oluwaseun Temitope Osewa was born in Western part of Nigeria, Sango Otta in Ogun state. 

Seun Osewa attended Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) formerly named University of Ile Ife to study electrical engineering but dropped out some years after to focus on internet business.

Seun Osewa is perceived to be overly intellectual and introverted.

It is popularly believed that Seun was born into a Christian family but now identifies himself as an Atheist.

Seun Osewa Career


Seun started his internet career in the year 2003 after going into the webhosting business.

Having failed to sustain his web hosting business as a result of inadequate capital, Seun had to resort to a regular job which he secured following the failure of his web hosting business. However, he soon left the job as he was not satisfied with the demanding nature of regular jobs; he had indeed had a nice feel of creative freedom through his earlier web hosting business and so, he preferred having a job that would guarantee him such freedom again. 

He started his experiment for Nairaland between 2003 and 2005 when he created three forums, one of them was meant for students of higher educational institutions, the second one was for IT discussions, and the third one, Mobile Nigeria, was meant to cover the GSM industry that was emerging in Nigeria then. The latter turned out to be Nairaland the biggest forum in Africa.

The forum currently has almost 2million registered members and still counting.

In the year 2013 Seun Osewa entered the Forbes list of best African successful entrepreneurs under 30. Which got him more huge reputation amidst other co-webmasters in Africa.

How much is Nairaland Worth? 

Nairaland was estimated by a site ranker for the year 2011 and it was worth 512million naira making it the most expensive Nigerian site.

Seun Osewa was listed by the organizers of The Future Awards in the controversial “Nigeria’s 100 Best” list.

Seun Osewa Networth.

Seun Osewa Networth is estimated to be over $5 Million.

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