Richest Woman in Nigeria: Meet Her Now

There are a lot of wealthy women in Nigeria but a certain woman stands out amongst them all. She is not only the richest woman in Nigeria but the richest woman in Africa and one of the richest black women in the world according to Forbes Magazine. She is worth over USD 2.5 billion dollars and she is Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija.

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Folorunsho Alakija was born in 1951 in Ikorodu, Lagos stateof Nigeria to the family of Chief L.A Ogbara.

She started her elementary education in the United Kingdom at Dinorben School for Girls, Hafodunos Hall, Llangernyw, Wales. Shortly after completingher elementary education, she returned to Nigeria where she completed her secondary School education at the Muslim High school, Sagamu, Ogun State.

She returned to the United Kingdom where she bagged a diploma in Secretarial Studies from Pittman’s Central College.

At some point in her life, she decided that she was interested in fashion business and this led her to study fashion design at the American College, London and the Central School of Fashion.

In 1974, Folorunsho returned to Nigeria to start her career as an Executive Secretary. She worked with Sijuade Enterprises, Lagos and First National Bank of Chicago also in Lagos.

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She quit her job at First National Bank of Chicago, Lagos to follow her dream of investing in the fashion industry. She established Supreme Stiches, a tailoring company which eventually became Rose of Sharon House of Fashion.

May 1993 was when fortune finally decided to smile on her for good. She was one of the few Nigerians who were lucky enough to win a bid for the allocation of Oil Prospecting Licenses (OPL). She won the bid for allocation of an OPL to her company, Famfa Limited.

In 1996, she appointed Star Deep Water Petroleum Limited to act as technical advisor for the exploration of the OPL and transferred 40% of her stake to Star Deep Limited.

In 2013, Folorunsho Alakija was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the National Heritage Council and Endowment for the Arts by the Federal Government of Nigeria. She and other appointees on the board which include several other wealthy Nigerians like Igho Sanomi are to oversee the protection and conservation of all places and objects of heritage significance in Nigerian.

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Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija is happily married to Mr. Modupe Alakija and the couple is happily blessed with four sons and two grandchildren including Ladi Alakija who got married to Lolade in August 2012 and Rotimi Alakija who also got married recently. Her sons assist her in managing her numerous businesses.

Mrs Alakija has an impressive portfolio of investments and assets, one that would make anyone green with envy. She has houses in some of the choicest areas in London, United States and in The Middle East.

She runs a charity foundation known as The Rose of Sharon Foundation with which she helps to take care of widows and orphans; empowering them through scholarships and business grants.

She is really one woman that can be said to have it all.

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  6. Corlss White

    I am an American my dream is to visit Nigeria among greatNess of you and see the culture

    1. Kelvin Egbele

      Hello White. My name is Kelvin, i am also sending messages to the woman we are all here for. I’m curious to get to know you and what you do for a living. Hopw we can meet each other if you are in Nigeria.

  7. Albert Jackson

    Pls ma, I am pleading for your help for sum of #50000 to startup a business ma. Pls ma this is my phone no.07087712343.

  8. Albert Jackson

    I will like the hand of God who blessed you, to be upon me mom

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    i need your help ma, this my nomba 09093249536, plz ma am
    begging you for God sake

  11. Funny You

    OMG!!, I think, the writer just mentioned the name and add the picture of this mama.

    Neither the message, nor the site belongs to Madam Alakija now.. But why do people referring their pleading to her?

  12. Oliver

    good morning mom, I will like the blessing of God that been showered on you to reach me true you!

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    Good evening mum,am Akinbobola Oluwole f.From ode IRELE in Ondo state Nigeria.I graduated from universities des science appliqué et management(USAM)Porto novo in republic of benin.After my degree program I search for job ma.And now mum I want to travel out to either Canada or united kingdom.pls mum I really need ur help ma and I believe with faith that u will render me the help.thanks mum.

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  15. Kunle

    Thank GOD great woman dat ure opportune.

  16. Fatuase Ademola

    Pls ma am begging u wit the name of ALLAH Pls I need u sponsorship to carry on,on my studies,bcos dere is nobody dere 2 help except ALLAH an you ma

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