Ezra Olubi Biography – Age, Career, Buhari reaction to his look And Net Worth


Ezra Olubi Biography – Age, Career, Buhari reaction to his look And Net Worth

Ezra Olubi is a Nigerian information technology expert, software engineer, mobile app developer, and entrepreneur. He is popularly known as a co-founder and CTO at Paystack.


He is 35 years old.


Before having any work experience, Ezra Olubi served as an IT Administrator for Business Management Consultants Limited. Here he supported a custom-built sales performance reconciliation and rewards software. He also performed some general IT services.

This was in 2006, the same year he graduated from Babcock University.

North Ocean Logistics and Solutions Limited

Between November 2006 to April 2007, Ezra Olubi worked for North Ocean Logistics. For 6 months, he worked as a Web Applications Developer and helped the company to create the now-defunct cars-ng.com.

Softcom Limited Nigeria

Between May 2007 to Aug 2010, Ezra Olubi worked for Softcom as a website and applications developer. In fact, he also led and supervised a team of five developers.

He helped the company to create reloadng.com, softpurse.com, and many other digital products.

He created Eyowo.com for the company. Eyowo is a unified payment system that aims to reduce the barrier of entry for prospective eCommerce players in Nigeria and also the rest of Africa.

Between December 2012 to June 2013, Ezra Olubi was the Chief Technology Officer at Jobberman. He was the one that undertook scaling operations for Jobberman in relocating from their initial server stack to a cloud-based architecture. It was as a result of this operation that Jobberman was able to process tens of millions of transactions daily.

Ezra Olubi also ensured that Jobberman was readily available and reachable. He ensured an uptime of 99.9% for their applications. He also directed the rewriting of problematic sections of the code base that had been written before Jobberman became a large website with lots of monthly visits.


This is the company where Ezra Olubi became popular.

In October 2015, he co-founded Paystack together with Shola Akinlade, the man behind the idea. Shola was one of his coursemates at Babcock University. Then, he was working on a payment project, a project that later became what people know as Paystack.

Having known Ezra Olubi all along, knowing his intelligence and working experience, Shola Akinlade requested his help.

Prior to this, Ezra Olubi has worked for a payment company, while he also received the “Programmer Of The Year” award two times at Babcock University. This led Shola Akinlade to believe that Ezra is the right man for the job. And alas, he was right!

The two computer science graduates and software engineers co-founded Paystack and gathered funding from several companies and individual investors. The biggest event happened in October 2020, when Stripe acquired Paystack for over $200 million.

Buhari reaction to his look

The president of the federal republic of Nigeria is one of the trending conversations on social media platforms following the way he looks after he presented a national award to Ezra Olubi, the co-founder of paystack.

Yesterday, October 11th, 2022 president Buhari conferred National Honours Awards on 447 recipients comprising Nigerians and non-Nigerians.

The award investiture ceremony was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Some of those that received the award include, Okonjo-Iweala, Femi Gbajabiamila, Tony Elumelu, K1 De-Ultimate, Babajide Raji Fashola, singer, Teniola Apata, Grammy award winner Burnaboy (represented by his dad), Ifeanyi Okowa among others.

The award falls into 8 categories that include, Grand Commander of the order of Niger (GCON), Commander of the order of the federal republic (CFR), Commander of the order of the Niger (CON), Officer of the order of the Federal Republic (OFR), Officer of the order of the Niger (OON), Member of the order of the federal republic (MFR), Member of the order of the Niger (MON), Federal Republic Medal 1 (FRM1), (FRM11).

Fortunately, Paystack co-founder, Ezra Olubi was one of the beneficiary of the National honor awards today as he was conferred with the award OON.

However, one of the moment that triggered reactions among netizens was the way president Buhari look on as Ezra Olubi, co-founder of paystack receives a national honor.

Although, Ezra Olubi has been linked to be LGBT advocate as many alleged that he has come out as a gay. Also, he is well known for painting his lips and wearing feminine attires.

Ezra Olubi received his OON award.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $150million dollars.