Kola Oyeneyin

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Born (1980-10-24) October 24, 1980 (age 43)
  • Bsc in Computer Science
  • MA in Public Administration
Alma materUniversity of Nottingham
  • Entrepreneur
  • Activist
Years active2010–present
OrganizationVenia Group
  • Founder
  • CEO
Spouse(s)Eyitope St. Matthew Daniel

Kola Oyeneyin is a Nigerian Entrepreneur[1] and Activist.[2] He is the =founder and CEO of Venia Group,[3] a venture creation and development company, recognised by the London Stock Exchange.[4][5]

Career and business

Kola was a Business Analyst at Hewlett-Packard for 3 years in the United Kingdom before joining Lekki British School as the Business Manager.[6] In January 2011, Kola founded Venia Group, a venture creation and development company,[1] whose subsidiaries; Venia Business Hub, provides serviced offices and co-working spaces for Startups and SMEs in Nigeria,[7][8][9] and AutoGenius, is Nigeria's first digital insurance platform.[10]


The Vice President of Nigeria appointed Kola Oyeneyin a member of the Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity in 2018.[11][3] The Future Awards Africa nominated Kola Oyeneyin as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.[12]

Political interest and advocacy

Kola is the Founder and Convener of GenVoices, a non-partisan group launched in January 2012 via a telethon to prepare youth for political engagement.[13][14] Kola mobilised and led a section of the Occupy Nigeria movement in Lagos.[15] In 2010, Kola founded Sleeves Up, a youth empowerment foundation, through which he led Nigeria's first Youth-Led Presidential Debate (2011) and Register/Vote Campaigns.[16][17]

Personal life

On the 30th of May, 2015, Kola Oyeneyin got married to Eyitope St. Matthew Daniel.[18][19]

In the media



  1. 1.0 1.1 "An Entrepreneur's Solution To Nigeria's Infrastructure Problem". Ventures Africa. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  2. "Finalist: Nosarieme Garrick". Global Citizen. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Here are 28 tech entrepreneurs that made the presidential advisory group". Techpoint Africa. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. "97 Nigeria firms listed among companies to inspire Africa". Punch Nigeria. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  5. "9 Nigerian Companies Make Companies to inspire Africa List for 2019". Tech Next. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  6. "Kola Oyeneyin Steps Down As GenVoices Convener To Drive #IHaveDecided Campaign for Buhari/Osinbajo". OMOJUWA.COM. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  7. "Nigerian entrepreneurs play the role of govt - Oyeneyin". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  8. "New Venia Business Hub opens in Lagos". Disrupt Africa. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  9. "The essence of co-working is to amplify creativity, connectivity and collaboration". The Guardian Nigeria News. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  10. "Kola Oyeneyin, The Genius Behind Autogenius Plans To Disrupt Nigerian Insurance". TechCabal. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
  11. "Kola Aina, Kola Oyeneyin, Mohammed Jega, Others appointed into Tech + creativity Advisory Group". Tech Economy Nigeria. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  12. "TFAA 2012 NOMINEES". The Future Awards Africa. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  13. "A new generation has spoken! Historic GenVoices telethon is broadcast to over 25 million people worldwide and inspires many to lead & serve". EbonyLife TV. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  14. "United Nations endorses GenVoices: This "has a possibility to have a positive and defining impact on the rest of Africa"". YNaija. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  15. "Social media widen scope of Nigeria fuel protests". NBC News. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  16. ""What About Us?": Nigerian Youth Organizations Ask Nigerian Presidential Candidates For A Debate". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  17. "Watch The "What About Us?" Youth-Focused Nigerian Presidential Debate". Bellanaija. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  18. "Enterprising Couple Eyitope St. Matthew Daniel weds Kola Oyeneyin". BellaNaija. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  19. "Activist Kola Oyeneyin weds heart throb, Eyitope St. Matthew". Kemi Filani News. Retrieved 4 March 2020.

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