Ben Onuorah

Computer Scientist (Programmer) and Fine Artist (Painter)

Lagos, Nigeria.
(+234) 08037490533

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Benjamin Onuorah is a Nigerian Computer Scientist (Programmer) with 13 years of experience in developing software and website. He is also a talented Fine Art (a talent he started nurturing from a very young age) from drawing to painting, and graphics to art history.



Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho
Master in Information Technology, 2016-2018

University of Nigeria, Nsukka
B.A. in Education/Fine and Applied Art, Second class honour (upper division) 2013-2016

Yaba College of Technology, Lagos
ND in General Arts, Upper Credit. 2008-2011

Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja
HND in Computer Science, Distinction. 2013-2015

Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu
ND in Computer Science, Distinction. 2009-2011



- Member; Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA)

- Member, Information Technology Professional Association (ITPA), Australia.

- Merit Award; overall best pupil in Art competition organized by Ikeja Local government education board, 1997.

- Stewardship Award 2017 winner by Society of Nigerian Artists



- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) .NET, 2008–2011

- Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD) .NET Web Developer, 2011

- Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer (OCPJP), 2011


Ota Art Fair
Ota Art Fair aim to celebrate and project the positive image, culture and tradition of the Ota people and to bring artists, art lovers, curators, collectors, art patrons and other creative professionals to the town of Ota to share ideas, learn and enjoy the best of Art and thereby making Ota an Artistic place of preference. Website:

Bengallery Info. Tech. registered in 2008 and incorporated as Bengallery Integrated Company Ltd in 2014. Currently run a subsidiary called Artech
Director: 2008-present
This is a software engineering consulting company which specializes in developing web-based applications and website., 2016-present
This is a Nigerian Art portal that allows Artist to upload their Artworks and Art lovers to enjoy and connect with beautiful Nigerian Artworks/Artists

NEMS Software Academy, 2014-present
I.T (Programming and Web Development) Learning Website
Development of E-learning software such as: School Management System, Computer Based Test and Result Checker.

Daleware Institute of Technology, Palmgroove, Lagos, 2016 - 2017
I lecture ND1 and ND2 (100 and 200 Level) Software Engineering students on Programming (C++ and Java), Web Development (HTML, PHP/MySQL)

Soft Solutions Ltd, Lagos Island, 2015 - present
Software Engineering Consultant on SSL Cloud HR system.
- Redesign the Access right function
- Redesign the Appraisal module
- Redesign the Leave module
- Redesign the Payrolls module
- Design some of new Appraisal Reports
- Work on some of the email notification functions.
- Help to redeploy and setup the local version of the software
- Fix bugs in the entire module such as HR, Payroll, Leave and Appraisal Management System
- Currently designing the responsive version of the software (to render on mobile devices and PC)

Reconnect Art Gallery (Studio), Ebute-meta, Yaba. 2017
I teach drawing and painting on part-time bases.

GARP Apex Financial Services Lagos, 2016 – present

360 Business Intelligent, Ikeja, Lagos, 2013-2016
Software Engineer, in charge of the re-engineering and development on Fleets management system, for Etisalat Nigeria. Development of Appointment management software.

Scopekey MFBank Ltd., 2011- 2015
IT and Software Engineering Consultant; develop, deployment and manages the company Microfinance banking software and website.

Product Barcode Nigeria Ltd., 2010 – present
Software Developer and Web designer; handles development of several enterprise software project for company as well as website projects.

Holardeb Global Ltd., 2008- present
Web Consultant; I handles several web design and development project for this company.

Vizon Computer Institute. 2005-2008
IT Instructor, teaching basic computer skills in desktop publishing, data processing, web design and programing. I also handle web development projects

CodesPro Solution Ltd., 2003-2005
Graphic designer for web designs project and well as have my first taste for programing using BASIC programming language then later web programming.


File Management System and Automated Employee Staff Strength Monitoring Software.
Built for Nigerian Air Force (NAF), 051 Personnel Management Group, Ikeja.

BIT Microfinance Banking Software
This project is built with 3 different user categories, the agent or marketer, the operation that enters day to day banking transaction and the admin who handle a more sensitive activities like the creation of a new customer account among other. Currently in used by Scopekey investment company Ltd. Microfinance bank Lagos, GARP Appex Ltd. and Dual Duality Cooperative Multipurpose Society.

BIT Business Software
Built with PHP and MySQL, this is a flexible business solution built to help organization to keep track and manage their business activities, with its rich web-based interface and functionalities. It enables organizations to process and manager client's orders, setup account and manage budgeting, setup your staff records, assign duty and login privileges and monitor performances.
This software includes:
• BIT Inventory software
• BIT SME Business App solutions

Web-Based Store Manager
Built for the National Industrial Court (NIC), Lagos. Pharmacy department, although not implemented. The application has the ability to monitor drug order and dispersion, as well as report expiry date of drug 3 month before expiration.

Web-Based Picture Album Manager
One of my favorite solutions; it is actually a picture album manager, which enables users to register and create a picture album, hide or open it for other visitors to see and comment on the picture in it, with every album having a unique web address that the user or owner can share with friends or clients, in person or through the systems share link, and makes you to email the album web link to their email. It is currently powering NEMS Software Academy Online Art Gallery

Mobile Business Manager
Built with Java J2ME, this is an application developed for mobile phones or similar devices to enable business owner or manager to store and manage vital business records such as customers' data, employee and transactions records, using their mobile phones or similar devices.

Shopping Cart
Built with ASP.NET and C#, this is a research project developed with / for an undergraduate student project, built with very simple features to allow easy usage and integration with any payment system.

Network Marketing Systems, Web-Portal
Built three types of this project, for different hierarchy of down line.

Student Data Mining System
This is a research project developed with an undergraduate, using Java EE (JSP) and MySQL to help monitor the performance of students in some subject, with a clear chart presentation to help describe the data result for easy understanding.

Integrated Discussion Portal
Built using PHP and MySQL this is one project that consists of a dynamic and flexible web forum and blog together, with the admin having a backend management system. This have been deployed for



- 2018 October Rain Art Exhibition, by SNA Lagos, at Thought Pyramid Lagos.

- 2018 Guide of Nigeria Fine Artist 10th anniversary exhibition

- 2018, Uplifting Spirits, by Arts in Medicine, at Terra kulture

- 2018, Ota Art Fair

- 2017, Sublime Conversations, an exhibition at IICD Artist in Residence

- 2017, Group Exhibition. Anastasis, Visual Arts Exhibition, organised by RCCG Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island Lagos.

- 2017, Union Bank at 100 Centenary Art Challenge; one of the best 100 Qualified Artists

- 2017, Artwork qualified for inclusion at the Ake Review (Arts and Book festival) magazine


- 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Towards Visual Strength, ( online exhibition)

- 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Scenes and Places, ( online exhibition)

- 2017, Solo Art Exhibition. Lines in between the Motives, ( online exhibition)

- 2003, Solo Art Exhibition, at St. Lukes Anglican church Amje, Lagos.



2017 Artist in Residency at IICD Center, Abuja, Nigeria



- "Web Design and Programming" by Ben Onuorah, 2015-2017

- "Ben Onuorah (Art book)", 2014

- Change in ICT usage for Educational Development in Nigeria. Ben O., 2nd National Conference, School of Technical Education, Yaba College of Technology in affiliation with University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2015

- Series of articles on NEMS Software Academy and



2019 Africalocals

2018 Umthatha Word Festival #UWF2018


- 2018, Arts in Medicine Workshop
- 2018, Kolade Oshinowo @ 70 workshop, Organized by Women and Youth Art Foundations, Surulere, Lagos. - 2017 Google IO Conference. Covenant University, Ota.
- Google Development Group (GDG), Bells University of Technology, Ota.
- 2017, Facebook F8 Developer Conference. Co-creation hub, Sabo Yaba, Lagos.
- 2015, 2nd National Conference, School of Technical Education, Yaba College of Technology in affiliation with University of Nigeria, Nsukka.






Last Updated on the 3rd June 2019