Shola Akinlade, a Nigerian entrepreneur and tech innovator, has made significant waves in the fintech industry with his visionary leadership and groundbreaking contributions. As the co-founder and CEO of Paystack, a leading online payment platform in Africa, Akinlade has revolutionized the way businesses accept customer payments. This blog post delves into Akinlade’s inspiring journey, his accomplishments, and the impact he has made on the Nigerian fintech landscape.
Early Life and Education:
Born on November 12, 1986, in Lagos, Nigeria, Shola Akinlade developed a keen interest in technology during his time at Federal Government College, Odogbolu. This passion led him to pursue a degree in Computer Science at Babcock University, where he graduated in 2007.
Career and Entrepreneurship:
After completing his studies, Akinlade gained valuable experience working as a software developer for prominent companies like Parkway Projects and Heineken. However, he soon realized his entrepreneurial aspirations and, in 2015, co-founded Paystack alongside Ezra Olubi, his childhood friend and fellow tech enthusiast.