EXCLUSIVE: Nairaland Is Launching Its New Offices In Ota Soon [PHOTO]
About a month ago, Seun Osewa, founder of Nairaland said in a Facebook update that, “if you’re a programmer who loves to be pampered, you should start updating your CV because something is happening in Sango Ota!”
My first thought was that Osewa was about to set up a tech hub or developer’s space in that city for programmers to work out of just like several hubs being created in Lagos and elsewhere, and so I asked him to fill me in with any information regarding such, although he’s not responded yet.
Today, Techloy learnt that Osewa is finally setting up a — long overdue — large office space in Ota, Ogun State, after managing the largest online forum in Africa for eight years with over one million registered users, attracting zero external funding, and raking in millions of naira in revenues.
We couldn’t wait to be invited to the new Nairaland offices, so we’ve got a sneak peek for you to see that it offers a great working space for programmers, each with an ergonomic executive chair, a huge desk with ample legroom, and a lounge to nap or just chill out with all-day air conditioning, thanks to a 24-hour power generating set.
Osewa is now looking to hire about five brilliant programmers this year to help develop and maintain Nairaland’s current and future websites, who would likely be working out of that space in Ota.
Nairaland’s revenues have reportedly grown exponentially over the past year following a new ad revenue strategy for direct advertisers introduced in October 2012 which has enabled the online forum regarded as the number one website in Africa by Alexa (in terms of traffic) to monetise hugely from its content and audience.
With over 4 million unique visitors and over 35 million page views monthly, as at November 2012, Nairaland founded in March 2005, has become the leading source of information and entertainment, featuring news, sports, technology, culture, politics, religion, career, business, education and much more.
It is expected that the launch of its new offices would create meaningful employment for the unemployed youth and further contribute to the country’s economic growth.