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The Most Influential Person On AIB This Week Is Odunayo Eweniyi


The Most Influential Person On AIB This Week Is Odunayo Eweniyi

Odunayo Eweniyi is a Nigerian business activist. She is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Piggyvest She is the first child of her parents, who are professors. She was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State on December 23rd, 1993. She hails from Oyo State.

After her elementary and secondary education, she proceeded to Covenant University to study Computer Engineering. In 2013, she graduated from Covenant University at the top of her class, with a first class. In 2020, she went to Oriental And African Studies (SOAS), London, for a two-year course in Finance (banking)

After graduating from the university, she joined her former schoolmate, present colleague, and co-founder, Somto Ifezue at Parolz. Parolz is a discount card start-up company. At the company, She handled operations, social media, and other things she could do. While at Parolz, she was also writing for Techcabal and doing interviews with Bankole Oluwafemi.

After a while, as Parolz was not working, Oduayo and Somtochukwu began PushCV, a company that helps individuals write professional CVs. The company specializes in sending to prospective employers, job recruiters and Hiring Managers pre-screened CVs.

In August 2014, Odunayo Eweniyi and her team applied for investment from Olumide Soyombo’s Leadpath Nigeria. They got the grant of $25,000 and office space in Yaba, after a meeting with Olumide Soyombo. PuchCV later became very successful.

In 2016, Oduayo, Somto, and Joshua Chibueze began Piggybank, which was later named PiggyVest, when an online platform was added. According to the team, in three years, 250,000 people have subscribed to the platform and saved $20 million.

She is also the Co-founder of Feminist Coalition, an association of Nigerian feminists who use their influence to promote gender equality and justice in Nigeria. She also founded a Tech startup, Firsttech Africa, A company that raises African female founders to raise money for their companies.

Odunayo has won several awards locally and globally of them are;

● Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 in the year 2019.
● Forbes Africa Top 20 New Wealth Creators for 2019.
● Wealth and Society Asian Banker Entrepreneur of the year 2019.
● Quartz Africa 30 Innovators for the year 2019.
● Leading ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women in the year 2019.
● BusinessDay’s Spark 2019.
● The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology for the year 2018.

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