How Hanu Aigbodje started multi-billion naira company at 22
Fejiro Hanu Aigbodje, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Patricia Technologies Limited is only 24 years of age. He formed the E-commerce/Fintech company simply known as Patricia when he was only 22 years of age in 2017.
Barely two years into the business, the young man has built the company into a multi-billion naira venture and a leader in its right in the industry it operates.
Unlike many young CEOs who inherited wealth and businesses from their parents, Hanu has only his uncle to thank, but not by being blessed by a huge sum of money.
“I had an uncle who visited Nigeria, who used to give me an iTunes gift card. I didn’t own an iPhone, so I literally had no use for it, so I tried to find where I could exchange this for real money. I couldn’t find any local company doing that and I ended up getting scammed of the card. At that point, I realized I had stumbled on something. I figured if I had this problem, a fleet of other persons would most likely have the same problem and that was the birthplace for Patricia,” he had said in an interview.
Hanu Aigbodje was born in Warri, Delta State on November 16, 1995. He was raised in three different cities of Nigeria, namely; Warri, Lagos and Portharcourt.
He attended Prime International School for his nursery education between 1997 and 1999 before enrolling in Royal Heritage for his primary education between 1999 and 2005. Both schools are in Warri Delta State.
Later on, he moved to Prime International School, also in Warri but was only able to do his Junior Secondary School education between 2005 and 2008 before proceeding to Immanuel International School, Portharcourt, Rivers State, to complete his secondary education (2008-2011).
He did his basic studies between 2011and 2012 at the University of Portharcourt and studied mathematics and statistics at the same university (2013-2018). He is an Urhobo man from Udu local government area of Delta State.
While he was having his tertiary education Aigbodje had his eyes set on owning his own business. Even before his graduation, he had set up his company, Patricia which has become a big player in its sector.
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