Trillbjm bags ‘Most Innovative CTO’ award from UK-based International Finance
Nigerian tech wiz, Oyemonlan Benjamin Oseoje, fondly referred to as Trillbjm, has added a feather to his cap as he has been named the ‘Most Innovative Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of 2022 by United Kingdom-based International Finance.
This is contained in a letter by Marlin Cruz, Manager, Production and Coordination of International Finance Publication Limited, addressed to Nigeria’s leading fintech company, Patricia Technology, recognising Trillbjm as its CTO and for the award.
The letter reads: “Award confirmation – IFM 2022. We are pleased to inform you that Patricia Technologies – Nigeria has emerged as an award winner for Most Innovative CTO Blockchain Technology – Mr Benjamin Oyemonlan – Nigeria 2022. IFM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Team Patricia Technologies – Nigeria for winning the award! The award ceremony is scheduled on 19th January 2023 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai.”
The latest international recognition for phenomenal Trillbjm is a credence to the class of intellectuals he belongs. The award by IFM comes just as he received his UK Global Talent Visa.
Confirming the Global Talent Visa, UK Citizenship – ukcitizenship.org wrote: “Congratulations to Benjamin Oyemonlan (@Trillbjm) on receiving his Global Talent Visa with the help of @uk_citizenship. The CTO/CIO of @PatriciaSwitch will be arriving in the UK soon.”
The University of Lagos alumin and one of the brightest minds in technology to have come out of Afrfica, is the co-founder of ‘BillerPay Africa’, a fast, seamless and convenient crypto payment platform that automates money transfers and bill payments with bitcoin, as well as Nigeria Fashionnova and other enterprises.
Trillbjm, who was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, is the second of five children. The fintech entrepreneur has established his footprint in the continent and globally, deepening blockchain penetration.
“Some African countries are increasingly looking in the direction of blockchain, especially in the banking and finance sector. That’s because the value of the blockchain technology stems from its ability to share data in a fast, secure way among entities. We are already developing native blockchain infrastructure that is tailored to suit the African market”, Oyemonlan Benjamin Oseoje said in an interview.
Trillbjm made history when he became Africa’s youngest ‘Chief Technology Officer’ (CTO), serving in the capacity in several digital organisations, including Gloverapp, Hankdevice, Rooomxix, and Patricia Technology; an alternative payment solutions company that facilitates the easy use of cryptocurrencies for everyday transactions. The tech progidy has also made significant contributions to reputable private and public establishments and multinationals, such as the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Glover Technologies, Skylar Business Solutions, Microsoft and MTN.
From childhood, the software engineer had shown signs that he was not a regular child. During his formative years, the genius was completely lost in his daydreams about inventions that his parents noticed something was unusual about him.
Speaking on his unprecedented creative ability and intelligence, he stated: “I first identify a problem I may have at a particular time, I then think of a viable solution. If I can solve that problem, I try to amplify it enough to reach other people who like myself require the solution. This is my secret tool.”
The international award winner has never played down the importance of qualitative education in all he has achieved. Trillbjm studied computer science at the University of Lagos and later obtained a degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the People in the United States; both between 2018 and 2020.
In 2021, Trillbjm was honoured with the Nelson Leadership Award of Excellence and Integrity by ECOWAS, a recognition given to inspiring leaders who are doing extraordinary things in the sub-continent. The regional body also named him as Ambassador of West Africa Youth Council.