Nairalist.com a Nigerian classified ad platform launched by Seun Osewa, the founder of Nairaland, the second most visited Nigerian site. The site is more or less a pioneer as the number of classified ad website increased from almost nothing to hundred in space of 2 years. At a point, dealfish.com.ng, current leader in the space (with aggressive marketing) offered to acquire nairalist.com before the platform was launched but the offer was rejected.
The site continued its growth and became the leading classified site in Nigeria at a time, currently it’s the second most visited classified site and 26th most visited site in Nigeria.
Nairalist has now suspended new ads on the site, visitors to the site can ONLY see older ads and cannot post new ads.
I asked Seun about when he will unsuspend it, he said “if/when it becomes clear that the alternatives are not satisfying the needs of nairalist users.” And how will he get to know that…he said when the request to bring it back on increases.