Born in 1994 in Nigeria, Kevin Eze is an eccentric Nigerian entrepreneur, computer enthusiast, and veteran celebrity blogger due to his success with the defunct popular Nigerian entertainment website “NaijaXclusive.” He has worked with startups in the culinary, entertainment, and tech industries as a qualified digital marketer, web/app developer, and brand strategist. . He had his secondary education at Nigerian Navy School located in Ojo and proceeded to have his university education at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and bagging a B.tech in project management and a diploma in strategic management from IBMI Berlin. With clients in over 12 countries who patronize his art, which he now pushes ahead under his Digital Agency “Beta Digitals,” he has positively contributed to the success of many brands across the world. Kevin enjoys seeing his buddies succeed, as he has made significant contributions to their businesses, and they all appear to be powerhouses in practically every field in which they founded a company.
Growing up, he had always been a passionate fan of technology as a child, and he would usually find his interests in computers and the internet as early as learning to code at the age of 12, even though children did not have free access to mobile phones and gadgets.
Kevin has experienced many seasons in his life, including highs and lows, but they’ve all become a part of his journey. Kevin began making websites and apps at the age of 14 despite having no formal computer training and relying on information he found online. In 2010, his original site failed due to the activity and traffic on it. This incident compelled him to start afresh, as their relevance and recognition were fading.
Kevin began making websites and apps at the age of 14 despite having no formal computer training and relying on information he found online. His initial site failed in 2010 owing to high traffic, but he rebuilt it from the ground up, distraught by the amount of time and resources he had invested in it and the loss of the relevance and renown he had gained.
He went on to co-own the now-defunct leading Nigerian entertainment website “Naijaxclusive” with a longtime buddy, with a stronger determination and lessons learned from the initial disaster. Within three (3) years, this site had gained a reputation for making news go viral, bringing him to the attention of the entertainment world, with millions of people visiting his site. Kevin had already obtained several accolades at the age of 16, including the “Gurus-lodge young Java genius of the year (2010)”. In 2013, he was named one of the top three Igbo male bloggers and was nominated for the under-30s achievements award.
Managing a website and employees looked overwhelming and time-consuming, and it was affecting their studies, so they reluctantly and regretfully had to shut down the site in 2015.
With his technological experience and digital marketing background, he spotted a gold mine in digital advertising, as most individuals, including businesses, find it difficult to promote their brands. This venture cemented and strengthened his position as a tech entrepreneur. While working as a freelancer and web designer, he began coaching and assisting brands in their digital growth. Because his skills were somewhat distinctive, he began working in-house with a few labels with top Afrobeat singers, and entertainment industry creatives are among his primary clients.
He currently runs a series of other online startups such as Beta Socials (a digital marketing agency), Xclusive Weddings (wedding mag), Myafrowaka (travel app), Cal corporation (India based music PR agency), and partners with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Accra, New Delhi and in the UK. As a social media guru with a huge interest in automation Kevin has been associated with growing and managing over 200 pages of top brands and celebrities worldwide. Because of his extensive experience as an entertainment blogger and music critic, he also works as a music consultant. He has a diverse portfolio, having worked with some of Africa’s top music acts.