Who Owns Opay? ( Everything You Need To Know )

OPay is a banking app owned by the developers of Opera mini web browser. This app allows its users to perform funds transactions like sending and receiving of money. The app also allows its user to fund various bet wallets, pay for airtime and data subscription, electricity payment, cable subscriptions and other funds transactions. The app is easy to operate and also free to get. If you are in need of the app,all you have to do is go to play store or Apple store to download it.

This app is widely used among Nigerians for different funds transactions. They also offers cashbacks bonuses for its users. To transfer funds or Make payments on OPay without having to open the app, you can simply use their USSD code. Now for some of our readers that are here seeking information about who owns opay, everything you need to know is available in the next paragraph. 

Who Is The Founder of Opay?(Age, Net worth And Biography)


Zhou Yahuiis the owner of OPay, he was born in February 1997. The 46 year old Chinese man founded one of the largest game developing companies in China Kunlun Tech Co Ltd. He served as their COE till 2020. He is now the CEO of Opera web browser and now has a total sum of US$2.2 billion as his net worth. 

He went to Tsinghua University in Beijing where he bagged two degrees. In 1999, He received bachelor degree in mechanical engineering and in 2006, he received a master’s degree in optical engineering.

Who Owns Opay Company?


Olu Akanmu is the current CEO of OPay,he studied Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University. He first worked as a manager for Glaxo Nigeria where he gathered experiences as a manager. 

What Can You Do On Opay App


Opay offers services like transferring of funds, Data Subscriptions, electricity Bills Payment, buying of airtime, funding of betting wallets and other services. See below to see how you can enjoy these services. 

How To Buy Airtime On Opay


The steps is quite easy, if you are buying the airtime yourself, you can use the *955*3*amount# USSD code or open the Opay app and tap on the “Airtime” option, Input your phone number or the third party phone number and select the network.  And if you are buying for a third party using USSD code, dial 955*3*amount*phone number#.

How To Buy Data On OPay


You can simply pay for data subscription using the *955*4*mobile number#, or using the Opay mobile app. Login to your account and select the “Data” option and proceed to selecting the data amount of your choice, and don’t forget to choose the correct network.

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Pay for Cable Subscriptions 


To enjoy these services, all you have to do is login into your Opay Account and select the “TV” option. Select the provider whether it’s DStv, Gotv, Startimes, Startimes On or Showmax. Enter your smart card number and select your payment option.

Pay For Electricity Bills


Select the “Electricity”  option on the app or use the *955*6# USSD code. Choose your service provider whether it’s IBTC, AEDC, EEDC or any of your local provider and input your meter number. Proceed by selecting the amount you are purchasing. 

There are other stuff you can do on the app, and trust me the steps are quite easy. Open the app and select any of their service you will like to be using. Now before we roundup this article, let’s quickly give hints on how to become an Opay agent for some of our readers looking to work for Opay.

How To Be An OPay Agent


  1. Download the OPay Business app
  2. Register using your mobile number and Gmail 
  3. Send a message to the Opay support team requesting for a form
  4. Fill the form with a valid information, submit and await for their response. 

To become and opay agent, you need to meet up with all the requirements been laid down by them. You must posses a BVN, your recent passport and a valid ID.