Rufai Oseni’s Biography provides all you need to know about him, his marriage, date of birth, parents, age, education, controversy, Net worth, honors, and awards.
Rufai Oseni Biography: Rufai Oseni, is a Nigerian Born Journalist, TV host, Co-anchor, Radio personality, public speaker, Author, Mentor, Writer, Trainer, CEO, Non-Executive Director, Technology Enthusiast, co-founder, and toastmaster. who is popularly known as the host of “Impact with Rufai” on Arise TV, a show that features prominent political figures and important personalities with a probing personality. He anchors some of the political programs on Arise TV.
He has a track record of experience having worked with several media houses in Nigeria such as radio stations. Rufai Oseni is regarded as a celebrity journalist and one of the most sought-after Global speakers and media personalities. Rufai Oseni is a well-accomplished author and writer, having published so many books.” Being a technology enthusiast he does advisory for various tech companies and has mentored a lot of business startups and entrepreneurs in Africa. Being a motivational speaker he has given a guest lecture at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School.
Rufai Oseni’s Early Life
Rufai Oseni is from Odogbolu a Local Government Area in Ogun State, Nigeria. He was born on June 11, 1980. Coming from a humble background, he attended the Federal Government College in Odogbolu, where he began to nurture his interest in writing and communication. He studied Animal physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a change management practitioner having attended the institute of change management Nigeria in 2017. Rufai Oseni obtained a certificate in entrepreneurship management having attended the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University.
As a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta he served as the vice president of ANUNSA UNAAB and Institution instinct poetry club. He was also the writing consultant for UNAAB community radio and a member of the Association of Nigeria, Ogun state chapter. During his stint as a student, he was a master of ceremonies SUG week and was a speaker at AISEC gatherings.
Rufai Oseni’s Career
Oseni kickstarted his career as an editor of a popular magazine and worked as a radio personality and presenter for radio stations like J.fm radio Warri, unique FM Ilesa, Gold FM Radio Ilesa, Ogun State Radio, Osun State Government, Inspiration FM, Advisory Eureka Kapital and more.
Oseni Rufai joined Arise TV station in 2019 as a broadcaster and host. He anchors the Morning Show which is a program on ARISE News Channel that covers issues on Nigerian politics, current affairs, business, politics, and culture. The show has featured very important personalities and political figures from Nigeria and is quite known as a platform for diverse perspectives.
Rufai Oseni is a huge technology enthusiast who believes technological advancement is the key for innovation and advancement. He is a partner at Pass. ng and Techpoint platforms that help students prepare for exams and cover the African tech scene. He is also a non-executive director at Loyalbonus a popular e-commerce platform. He also works with Government Idea Hub which helps startups and existing businesses access funding and mentorship.
Rufai Oseni is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Eureka Kapital which is an investment firm providing innovative finance products, cross-sectoral advisory from oil, gas, and energy, and negotiations to Aid various business owners and fund provision for refinery projects and various refinancing schemes
As an author, Rufai is a well-articulated writer who has authored some books and many publications. some of his books include; Veritas: The Tale of a Sleeping Giant, Nigerians: The Shelf of Organizing People, and Penkelemesi: The Nigerian Mess.
Rufai Oseni is an experienced global speaker and toastmaster who has hosted various panel sessions and led trainings for companies like the Leadership team of Microsoft Nigeria and Nielsen.
As a charitable and business person he has supported a large number of businesses in Africa and has donated money through the foundation to a number of people and organizations working in fields like youth empowerment, healthcare, and education. Rufai Oseni is a huge supporter of young entrepreneurship and empowerment and has delivered speeches at various summits. Rufai Oseni has mentored more than 5000 college students, who are dispersed around the nation’s educational institutions and have profited from Rufai’s supervision.
Rufai Oseni’s Marriage
Concerning Rufai Oseni’s Marriage: He is said to be a very private person although he is married images and details of his wife are not known to the public as he doesn’t share much on social media. He is known as a philanthropist who has supported various causes such as raising over 2 million naira with Sensor Foundation and donating 1000 clothing items to flood victims in Benue.
Rufai Oseni’s Honour and Awards
Rufai Oseni has received notable awards; In September 2017 he received an award for most innovative research on development from the Institute of Change Management, he also won an award for the best OAP from Teens time with Chichi and he also made the list of 100 powerful influencers of the Nigerian society.
Rufai Oseni’s Net Worth
Rufai Oseni is estimated to be worth around $700,000.
Rufai Oseni’s Controversy
In 2022, Rufai Oseni got into a fight with officers of the Nigerian police force for violating traffic rules by driving on the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT). The events shown in the viral video sparked a hot trending debate as regards the incidents.
In the aftermath of the incident Renowned journalist was fined by the Lagos state government for breaking traffic rules. Rufai Oseni has been under fire by a lot of critics who have criticized his method of asking guest questions and most of the opposing political figures do not seem to like him.
Arise TV have alleged they received secret calls from top members of the All Progressive congress campaign organization to sack Legendary presenter Rufai OSeni and massively mixed reactions have followed since that call.
In response, Arise TV stated they could not fire their journalist because of their views.