Leke Ojikutu

Programmer & Enterpreneur

About me

Leke Ojikutu

Welcome to my website. My name is Adeleke Ojikutu (as you’ve probably noticed from the name at the top of the site). I am a seasoned programmer/software developer with over 14 years experience (from the days of QBASIC and FORTRAN to PHP, JAVA, DOT.NET and others). My major strengths are in interactivity, web applications, mobile phone applications and desktop application software development.

I have been with organisations like Bluebox Macromedia West Africa LTD, Lumeworks Entertainment LTD, IT Unit of Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 360 Consult LTD, Gracesoft Nigeria, Afrisoft Interactive and few others.

In 2010, i decided to strike out on my own. Since then I’ve done contract programming, consultancy, taught classes on PHP/MySQL, served as Webmaster, developed software for federal government parastatals/agencies, developed software copy protection algorithms to prevent piracy, developed numerous free/opensource programs/scripts, helped to develop large complex systems for internet commerce and live video streaming and been involved in organizing and processing massively large amounts of data.
I also developed VoguePay.com (Nigeria best online payment processor 2014).
Recently, i have been involved in building robust ERPs (Enterprise Resource Packages) for Groups of Companies.

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My Birthday Poem


Times and seasons, heat and cold
I know not what my future holds
I have watched how time unfolds
And how the young slowly becomes old.

Fears and pressures, dreams and goals
Every stage comes with its own
Failure or success has its roles
The one I feed is the one that grows.

Battles and games, fight and play
I have learnt of pains and gains
Success is short-lived, failure is a phase
Nothing shapes my future than choices today.

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Why some companies perform better than others

I’ve continually asked the question of why some companies perform better than others; why a small company can outperform giants in the same market space and why some companies thrive in the same situation where others are failing.VoguePay

If VoguePay.com is where it is in Nigeria now because of its extensive features, it would be easy to compete with. It is also not due to the fast pace of innovation alone, neither is it simply about its ease of use and user friendliness.
Being an enterpreneur and the founder of VoguePay, more than any company I have started in the last 14 years, I have come to learn a very critical business lesson here:

You can predict a company’s future by evaluating its team!

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
–Babe Ruth

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PHP session variable being lost, not persistent on page reload

Today, I faced a challenge in a project where some session variables are being lost on page reload while some others are retained.
I tried google but none of the solutions I found was able to help since not all the variables were lost. I am not new to sessions so I had already done a lot of troubleshooting myself before I went online.
It took a couple of hour before I figured out what the problem was and I decided to share my findings.
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Life Is A Race


Life is a race
Run by the weak and the strong
Running side by side with others
but not against one another

The one that measures our progress
is the one we race against
the track we race upon
did set-up the race for us

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My Resume

I plan to update my online resume as frequently as possible. Please check the last modification date to know if its recent enough for you or you can request for the most recent version via my contact page.

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Get manufacturer’s serial number from hard disk in VB Script

Below is a VB Script to get the original Manufacturer serial number of hard drive that was set from the factory. This is different from the serial number set by windows during formatting.

I had to put this script here because i spent so much time online trying to find a vb script that can get this serial number and found none. I hope it will one day save someone the stress i went through to get the code to do this. This code is useful for programmers who are looking to secure their application from piracy by locking it to hardware.

strComputer = “.”
Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:” & “{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2″)
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(“SELECT * FROM Win32_PhysicalMedia”)
k = 0
serial = “”
For Each objItem in colItems
Wscript.Echo “Serial Number: ” & objItem.SerialNumber

Things to note before starting bulk SMS Business

Do you want to start an SMS business in Nigeria and make fortunes?
Industry expert reveals everything you need to get started…… the right way


One of the most lucrative online businesses you can do in Nigeria today is theBulk SMS business. With a little work on your part, you will realize that the sheer numbers of people who will require your services are many. This is because more and more SMS messages are sent as days pass by and in about a year, some SMS website owners have grown from about 20,000 monthly SMS volume to over 8 million monthly SMS volume. When you sell at N5 per SMS unit, you make an income of N10,000 to N1Million per month.

As easy as it may sound making money from the business, your success depends on a lot of factors which may be out of your control especially if you don’t know how to develop the application and manage a website of such technical complexity. The real cost of developing an application and managing a paymentgateway for SMS website is huge and is not affordable if you are a small business owner. That is the reason a lot of SMS business owners simply buy a reseller option as this is more pocket friendly.

A reseller option offers you a cheaper entry into the business, but your choice of Reseller platform is very important to your success. That is why I recommend that anyone starting bulk SMS business should make sure their SMS provider can provide satisfactory answers to help you make the right decision. I have put together the following tips to prevent you from falling into the wrong hands when starting bulk SMS business.
Here are a few questions to ask your would-be SMS provider:

1.      Will I have complete control over my website?
This is because you need to enjoy complete control of your website. A good reseller platform will provide you with access to your c-panel and database as well.

2.      Will my site look exactly like yours?
If yes, run! You should always strive to have a unique looking website. Nobody likes a photocopy of the original.

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VoguePay:Secure Payment Processor

I’ve been quite busy for sometime on this one
Voguepay is a unique online payment processor whose vision is to offer buyers and sellers a secure and easy-to-use means of transacting business online. VoguePay allows site owners to recieve payment for their goods and services on their website without any setup fee.

VoguePay distinguishes itself from other online payment processors with its array of features that are guided by its core values: – Security – User Friendliness – Reliability VoguePay aims at continous improvement of its services and consistent introduction of new value adding features and maintenance/upgrading of existing ones. We believe that recieving money on your website should be easy enough for anyone to implement, this explains why we have carefully created several tools to make integration of VoguePay into your site a snap.
Please visit www.voguepay.com for more and remember to like my facebook page:www.facebook.com/voguepay

Glad i married you!

Leke Ojikutu
The happiest moments i can remember
Are those I’ve spent with you.
I could never have had a better wife,
I thank God I found you.

Though you’re far away right now,
You are very close to my heart.
My Taiwo is such a bundle of joy
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