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Video: Paystack co-founder Ezra Olubi looks at the national honours that left Buhari shocked 



Paystack co-founder, Ezra Olubi left Nigeria’s president Buhari in shock and Nigerians on twitter are trending the videos – the visibly shocked President was presenting a award to honor prestigious Nigerians and Ezra is also a recipient.

Ezra Olubi also shared photos showing how he turned up to receive the national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

Ezra is trending on Twitter because of the look of shock Buhari gave him after conferring the honour on him.

As the Paystack co-founder walked off stage, Buhari’s eyes followed him and remained on him for an extended period. The president appeared dumbfounded as he stared at Ezra.

Nigerians took to Twitter to discuss the moment, and many questioned why Buhari was looking at him that way. The tech-preneur has now taken to Twitter to share what he wore to the event. Ezra wore a black top with frills and matching wide-legged black pants. He painted his fingernails and wore multiple rings on his fingers.

He also wore bright red lipstick. Sharing the photos, Ezra wrote: “ezra olubi, an officer of the order of the niger.”

According to its website, “Paystack is a technology company solving payments problems for ambitious businesses. Our mission is to help businesses in Africa become profitable, envied, and loved”.

In 2018, Paystack, a Nigerian startup that provides online payment solutions, raised $8 million from a consortium of investors led by the American firm Stripe.

Tencent Holdings, a Chinese firm offering data and mobile services, Visa, the American credit card service and Y Combinator which provides seed funding to startups also invested in the start-up.

The funds raised will help the startup founded in 2015 to extend its African markets, develop its infrastructure and increase the number of its engineering team.

Paystack looks to expand rapidly across the continent, we’re thrilled to have the benefit of the deep experience of Stripe, Visa, and Tencent”, Shola Akinlade, the startup’s CEO, said.

Paystack which claims to have been processing 15% of the online payments in Nigeria already raised $1.3 million in December 2016 from international investors.

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