Deji Adewunmi

Deji Adewunmi
Deji Adewunmi. Photo: Linkedin

Deji Adewunmi;  businessman on the top rung of the ladder of successful home-grown entrepreneur. To him the idea of starting Jobberman, a job site, came while studying medicine in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. They were three founders:  Opeyemi Awoyemi, who was 24 years old; Olalekan Olude, 28; and Adewunmi, 28. They met as undergraduates and sustained a friendship in school, which has evolved into a profitable business relationship. While Opeyemi and Olalekan studied Computer Engineering, Ayodeji studied Medicine. Adewunmi was passionate about building, monetising and engaging online content, users and platforms.

Jobberman’s success was soaring. Launched in August 2009, the firm catered for fresh graduates, mid-career opportunities, and top executive positions. Trading as, the firm in the first year of its establishment had a team of 40 with some 500 advertisers and affiliations with other companies. At every point, the site commanded an average of 1,000 job openings and up to 200,000 unique visits monthly. But aside from advertising for vacancies, Jobberman has a unique approach to helping people get their dream jobs by asking them to submit their Curriculum Vitae (CVs) to link them up with prospective employers[i]. In 2019, Adewunmi joined the Lagos based on-demand motorcycle taxi hailing app, Gokada as a co-CEO.

[i] The NATION December 10, 2014

Tope Apoola
Profession: Writer