Boluwaji Oyewumi

Head of Business Development


Boluwaji Oyewumi is a passionate and versatile entrepreneur involved in the Nigerian start-up scene in Lagos. With experience in a wide variety of sectors, including offline payment startup, he currently leads business development at WeCyclers Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based waste recycling social enterprise. Boluwaji was a recipient of the Total-NNPC Scholarship, and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.

Wecyclers gives low-income communities in Lagos, Nigeria a chance to capture value from waste and clean up their neighborhoods through incentive based recycling. Recyclable goods collected from households are converted into an SMS-based point system that can be redeemed for useful goods and services. The collection of waste from the subscribers is done using low-cost bicycle-powered vehicles called “wecycles”. These wecycles are manufactured locally and operated by youths from local communities. The waste collected is then taken to the Wecyclers’ collection centers where they are sorted and baled for recycling organizations.