TECH TV takes a look at 20 of the country’s tech Big Thinkers who are at the top of their game and are making some serious waves in the tech space.

They have demonstrated effective management capabilities, defined the local ecosystem, set its pace, and have remained relevant in the fast evolving space.

In no particular order, they are:

Big Thinkers

Tayo is a Stanford-trained professional and former business development manager at CISCO. He is the founder of Paga, a Nigerian mobile money operator. Paga was founded

A vastly experienced IT professional, Valentine Obi is the founder and CEO of eTranzact, a local multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction switching and payment

Jason is the cofounder of iROKO Partners, an African focused media streaming platform known for its innovative thinking in exploiting a previously unexplored market. iROKO

Abasiama Idaresit is the founder of Wild Fusion, a digital marketing firm. Abasiama is a London School of Economics alumni. Wild Fusion, founded in 2008 with a $250 seed fund,

Nigeria’s e-commerce frontrunner, Konga is just one of the many startups Sim is involved with. Sim is a serial entrepreneur and a vastly experienced tech professional, with over 10 years experience in new media and investment banking. Sim has worked at Google, Microstrategy and RealNetworks. Sim’s Konga has a ~$90 million in funding’s South African-based Naspers and Kinnevik.

Funke is the CEO of the MainOne Cable Company. After a twenty-year career in the United States, where she was the Executive Director at Verizon Communications Wholesale

Florence Seriki went from being a computer tutor to selling computers to high-end clients 22 years ago. She had her BSc. in Chemical Engineering. Her company, Omatek is the first

Currently the second richest man in Africa, with  net worth of $4.6 billion, Mike Adenuga is the founder of Globacom. Globacom was registered as the fourth mobile operator in

Leo Stan Ekeh set up Zinox Technologies Limited in 2001 as a means to fill the gap of manufacturing computers locally. Zinox is Nigeria’s first internationally certified brand of locally

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