Nnamdi Ezeigbo Biography, Career, and Net Worth.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo Biography, Career, and Net Worth…Nnamdi Ezeigbo is one of the well-known personalities in Nigeria. He is an entrepreneur per excellence, an industry magnate, who took bold steps to satisfy the needs of Nigerians as far as affordable mobile phones/gadgets are concerned in the country. He is the CEO of Slot Systems Limited and the brain behind the production and distribution of Techno and Infinix mobile phones, tablets, and gadgets in the country and across Africa.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo at a time was quoted to have said that the successes he records is as a result of careful ideals channeled at practically solving the technological problem of Nigerians. The essence of this article is to get you informed about Nnamdi Ezeigbo – his life, career, net worth and lastly, his business successes.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo Biography, Career, and Net Worth
Nnamdi Ezeigbo was born on the 4th day of August, 1996 in Delta State, Nigeria although he an indigene of Abia State, Nigeria. Both of his parents are from Nsukwe, Ubakala in Umuahia South local government of Abia state.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo did his primary school at Pamol, Sapele, Delta State where wrote and got his first school leaving certificate (FSLC). He did his secondary schooling at Ogini Grammar School between 1979 and 1981. He obtained his Secondary School Certificate in Education (SSCE) from this school. He then proceeded to Yaba College of Technology, Lagos state, (YABATECH) 1988 where he studied electronic engineering at the ND and HND levels before moving to Lagos (Guinness Nigeria Plc. to be specific) for his NYSC.
After his NYSC, he proceeded to study Computer and Electronic Engineering at the Lagos State University, Lagos where he successful completed his study in 2001 and obtained a degree in Computer Engineering. He finished with a Second Class Upper division result. He then proceeded to Ladoke Akintola University for his Masters’ degree in Information Technology between 2008 and 2009. He also took up an entrepreneurship program to complete his studies. It is also on record that presently, he is doing an entrepreneurship program at Harvard University.
After graduating from the university, Nnamdi Ezeigbo was also faced with the current situation of unemployment in Nigeria. But due to his advanced knowledge, he started his own business of repairing laptops and related devices. In an effort to stand on his own, he proceeded to get more practical skills on computer engineering repairs and installations.
Nnamdi’s stay with his boss was not altogether a palatable one for according to him; his boss was not a man of integrity and was ready to do anything for money. This made Nnamdi uncomfortable working with him and had to leave him and start his own business.
His Business Success Journeys
On a faithful day he met with one of the customers he established contact when he was start working with his former boss. The man help him by supplying him printers to be selling and improve his income.
He then took to the phone business which yielded more fruits than the computer repairs work he was doing. He then enrolled into the Lagos Business School (LBS) for a masters’ degree in management.
With much fast growing profit in recent years, he set up a team that worked as branders whose work is to be rebranding phones. That is how SLOT Systems was born.
Techno Mobile Brand
Putting his technical knowledge into use in an effort to meet the technological need of Nigerians, Nnamdi Ezeigbo went to Nokia to suggest to them to produce a phone that can accept more than one SIM but Nokia ignored his suggestions. After much effort, he traveled to China where he got his own branding of phones which was Techno, of which the pioneer phone was the techno T101.
Birth of Infinix
After the birth of techno, there arose the need for a more sophisticated device at a cheaper price tag thus leading to the production of Infinix mobile. Infinix phone have much the same features and functions as Techno phones only that they are a bit higher in capacity than Techno phones.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo’s Personal Awards
- In 2014, Nnamdi won the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award for Excellent and Business Innovation.
- He also won the 2017 entrepreneur award given by the Authority Newspaper
Nnamdi Ezeigbo’s Company (SLOT) Awards
Nnamdi Ezeigbo is the CEO of SLOT Systems which has won several notable awards such as:
- Nigerian Telecom Awards in 2014.
- Distinguished SME partner Award by Fidelity Bank in 2014.
- Nigeria Customer Service Award in 2015.
- Nigerian Telecom Awards & Mobile Phone Dealer of the year in 2009,
- Nigerian National Integrity Award and 2009.
- Nigerian Telecom Awards for mobile phone dealer of the year in 2016.
- Business Day Most Innovative SME Award in 2017.
Lessons from Nnamdi Ezeigbo and SLOT Systems in 20 Years
Nnamdi Ezeigbo the Chief Executive Officer of Slot Systems Limited said that doing business in Nigeria is highly risky and very tough. This can be found in a book launched by his company, SLOT systems, “Entrepreneurship the Slot Way: Succeeding in a Tough Business Environment” which details Slot’s 20years of operation in Nigeria.
According to Nnamdi Ezeigbo, to survive in Nigeria as a business on needs to have self-discipline, shrewdness, resilience, dedication to service, and lastly the grace of God. He clarifies that these qualities has been instrumental to his success throughout his career especially at SLOT systems which boast over 65 slot offices across Nigeria and employs over a thousand people in the past few years.
He maintains that even though he has many competitors in the industry, he has nothing to be afraid of because he makes sure that customers’ welfare comes first followed by his sales of genuine products. He listed the main reason why most businesses are not doing well in Nigeria to include poor and inadequate infrastructure, lack of the needed skills, inconsistency in government policies, economic breakdown, Forex instability, etc.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo Personal Life
On the 27th day of December 1998 Nnamdi got married to Nkechi Ezeigbo and the marriage is blessed with four children: three boys and a girl. He presently lives in Lagos.
Nnamdi Ezeigbo Net Worth 2018
Nnamdi Ezeigbo net worth is currently calculated to be over $34 million US dollars.
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