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Odunayo Eweniyi

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Odunayo Eweniyi
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Born (1993-12-23) 23 December 1993 (age 27)
Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🏫 EducationB.Eng. in Computer Engineering, Covenant University.
💼 Occupation
Technology Entrepreneur
📆 Years active  2013-present
Notable workCo-founding PushCV
Co-founding Wine&Whine Nigeria
TitleCoFounder & COO of PiggyVest

Odunayo Eunice Eweniyi (born 23 December 1993) is a cofounder of PiggyVest Nigeria[1] and serves as its Chief Operations Officer.[2][3]

She is the cofounder of PushCV, a job site in Africa.[4] On November 2018, She cofounded Wine & Whine Nigeria, a community for Women empowerment in Nigeria with Damilola Odufuwa.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Odunayo was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State. Odunayo graduated with a first-class honours in computer engineering from Covenant University.[6]

Career and entrepreneurship[edit]

Odunayo career began in 2014, she worked as an Operation Specialist with Parolz, a startup company in Lagos. [6] In 2014, Odunayo and her college friend, Somto Ifezue, cofounded PushCV shortly after they reconnected. In 2016, the duo together with Josh Chibueze and two others co-founded PiggyVest, an online savings and investment platform.[7][8] PiggyVest, which was formerly known as Piggybank,[9] raised $1.1m in seed investment in 2016. In 2019, the firm confirmed that over 250,000 people use the platform, saving a total of $20m in 3 years.[10][11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • OkayAfrica's 100 Women Honoree 2020[12]
  • Lord's Achievers Award Honoree 2020[13]
  • Most Influential Young Nigerian in Science and Technology 2019[14]
  • Her Network Technology Woman of the Year 2019[15]
  • Featured Speaker, World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2019
  • YTech100 2019 Honoree
  • Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2019[2]
  • Forbes Africa Top 20 New Wealth Creators 2019[9]
  • Wealth and Society Asian Banker Entrepreneur of the year 2019[11][16]
  • Quartz Africa 30 Innovators 2019
  • Leading ladies Africa 100 Most Inspiring Women 2019
  • BusinessDay’s Spark 2019
  • The Future Awards Africa Prize in Technology 2018[17]
  • YNaija Most Influential People in Technology 2017, 2018


  1. "Nigerian tech start-ups soar". Vanguard News. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "#30Under30: Technology Category 2019". Forbes Africa. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. "Meet Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder & COO of Piggybank.ng, Nigeria". Nessa Foundation. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  4. "Nigeria under 40 CEOs to look out for in 2019". Nairametrics. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. "In Conversation With Odunayo Eweniyi & Damilola Odufuwa, Founders of Wine & Whine". Konbini. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Brains, Focus And Grit: A Profile of Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-Founder, Piggybank.ng". TechCabal. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. "She Built A Million-Dollar Startup After Job Hunting & Business Failures". Weetracker. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  8. "How I work:Odunayo Eweniyi, PiggyVest Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "15 Minutes With Odunayo Eweniyi - Co-Founder PiggyVest". The Avalon Daily. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  10. "Odunayo Eweniyi: How we got the idea for Piggybank". The Cable Nigeria. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Odunayo Eweniyi Named Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society Awards". Technext. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  12. "Odunayo Eweniyi - OKAYAFRICA's 100 WOMEN". Okay Africa. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  13. "These 12 Remarkable Individuals are set to Receive the 2020 Lord's Dry Gin Achievers Award". Bellanaija. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  14. "Profiles: 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians". Avance Media. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  15. "Winners at Her Network Woman of the Year Awards 2019". The Guardian Nigeria News. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  16. "PiggyVest C.O.O Odunayo Eweniyi recognised as 2019 SME Entrepreneur of the Year at Wealth and Society West Africa". Ventures Africa. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  17. "The Future Awards Africa Prize In Technology". The Future Awards Africa. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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