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Chidi Nwaogu Biography

Chidi Nwaogu is a twin serial Internet entrepreneur, public speaker, computer programmer, business writer, startup advisor and volunteer mentor. He is the co-founder of a social networking site, LAGbook as well as Publiseer.

Chidi Nwaogu

Chidi Nwaogu

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Chidi Nwaogu Profile

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Full Names: Chidi Nwaogu
Date of birth: 20th May, 1990
Nationality: Nigerian, Ghanaian
Education: Imo State University
Sibling: St. Chika
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Organizations founded: LAGbook, Publiseer
Nominations: DAAYTA awards

Chidi Nwaogu Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Entrepreneurship Career

Born on the 20th of May, 1990, Chidi Nwaogu is a Nigerian twin serial Internet entrepreneur, public speaker, computer programmer, business writer, startup advisor and volunteer mentor.
He is twin to gospel singer, St. Chika who is the co-founder of Publiseer alongside Chidi.

Starting his internet entrepreneurship career early in life, Nwaogu has co-founded, grown, and sold two Internet companies, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over 1-million registered users within three years.

Chika is an IDEX Global Fellow 2020, Acumen West Africa Fellow 2020, Westerwelle Fellow 2019, Halcyon Incubator Fellow 2019, Yunus&Youth Global Fellow 2019, AyadaLab Fellow 2019, YALI West Africa Fellow 2019, African Young Leaders Fellow 2019, SensXFellow 2017 and he is a two-time recipient of OD Young Person of the Month.

He was also the winner of the Young Leaders Award 2019, Africa 35.35 Award 2019, Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020, Startup World Cup Nigeria Regionals 2019, OD Impact Challenge 2018/2019, The Bizz Business Excellence Award 2019 and  ITU Innovation Challenges 2019.

His startups have been featured on several media publications, Nigerian and foreign including Africa Business Review, TechCrunch, Konbini and ConnectNigeria.

Nwaogu started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 16 with the creation of 9ja Boi Interactive, a video game development company. Today, Nwaogu is Co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital publisher for African Creatives, described by Konbini as “one of the largest digital publishers in Africa”, identified by IFC as one of the startups “that could speed up innovation in Africa” and listed twice by ModernGhana as one of the “10 African Innovations” in 2019.

Since Nwaogu was 19, he has co-founded, grown and sold two Internet companies, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over 1-million registered users within three years. He has been described as one of the “Young innovators making Africa great in 2019”.

Nwaogu was selected by Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the 2019 MIT Venture Scaling Bootcamp, by the Better Together Challenge 2019 to present Publiseer on stage, by World Youth Forum for The Arab and African Youth Platform 2019 in Aswan, and by Mastercard Foundation for the Africa Youth Works Summit 2019 in Cape Town. His startups have been featured on several media publications, like Africa Business Review and TechCrunch, for their strides in the tech ecosystem.

Nwaogu began public speaking as a keynote speaker at IT Leaders West Africa Summit 2012, where he spoke on the role of social media and mobile in developing nations. Today, he speaks around the world.

Chidi Nwaogu Speaks Out
I co-founded Publiseer, described by Konbini as “one of the largest digital publishers in Africa”. For my contributions to Publiseer, I received the OD Young Person of the Month twice, won The Africa 35.35 Award 2019, won the OD Impact Challenge 2019, won The Bizz Business Excellence Award 2019, and was accepted into Westerwelle Young Founders Programme Spring 2019, Yunus&Youth Global Fellowship Program for Social Entrepreneurs (Class of 2019), and Halcyon Incubator’s Fall 2019 Fellowship.

Publiseer is a digital publisher that helps African writers and musicians from low-income communities to distribute and monetize their creative works across over 400 digital stores in 100 countries, with just a single click, and at no charge. Publiseer became profitable after eight months from inception.

The digital publisher has received so many awards and recognitions, including becoming the first and only African publisher to join the International Publishing Distribution Association in Madrid, getting nominated for the 4th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, receiving ‘The Most Needed in the Region’ award by African Entrepreneurship Award, emerging a finalist at a Harvard Business School New Venture Competition, and participating in the MIT Solve Global Challenges.

Publiseer won the Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition and represented Nigeria at the Grand Finale in Silicon Valley. Publiseer was listed in Modern Ghana’s “List Of 10 African Innovations For January 2019” and “List Of 10 African Innovations For Mid 2019”.

Publiseer has been accepted in several accelerators and incubators, such as Microsoft’s Accelerate Labs, University of Cape Town’s Venture Incubation Programme and Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.

The digital publisher has been extensively covered by hundreds of media houses around the world for its exceptional achievements in the world of digital publishing.

Some of Chidi Nwaogu’s publications include:

• Dear Entrepreneur: March
• Dear Entrepreneur: January
• Dear Entrepreneur: February
• Dear Entrepreneur: April

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Chidi Nwaogu on:

Facebook – Chidi Nwaogu

Instagram @iamChidiNwaogu
Twitter @ChidiNwaogu5
LinkedIn – Chidi Nwaogu


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