Jobberman Founders Named on the 40 African Innovators to Watch List
9th July 2015 | 2 min read
Ventures Africa recently released a list of 40 remarkable African innovators to celebrate idea creators and solution providers who have come out of Africa. This list comprises Africans from every part of the continent, across diverse fields who continue to play a huge role in transforming the continent.
Owing to their immense contributions to jobs and recruitment in Nigeria, the founders of Jobberman; Ope, Lekan and Deji also made the cut. Read excerpts from the Ventures Africa publication below…
Ayodeji Adewunmi,Opeyemi Awoyemi & Olalekan Olude Jobberman Nigeria / ICT / Employment
While many believe Nigeria’s high rate of unemployment is caused by a lack of jobs, there is another critical issue – closing the gap between talent and opportunity. This is what Ayodeji Adewunmi and his fellow co-founders are trying to accomplish through Jobberman, a Lagos-based, pan-African online job search engine. Jobberman was started by three entrepreneurs – Ayodeji Adewunmi, Opeyemi Awoyemi and Olalekan Olude – during their last year of university. The trio held a common interest in addressing Nigeria’s unemployment issues and quickly joined forces to develop the innovative platform. Today, backed by a powerful private equity firm, Jobberman has blossomed into West Africa’s most popular job site, with over one million jobseeking professionals and 23,000 employers as of June 2014. Get the full list here…