From Energy to Real Estate…Folorunsho Alakija Spreads Wings to Property Sector


Folorunsho Alakija
has expanded the frontiers of success by constantly challenging herself and beating her own records. Proceeding on the principle that only those who defy the odds can achieve the impossible, Alakija has pushed herself to the point of becoming one of Africa’s richest women.

What many do not know about Alakija is that she is a big player in the property and real estate sector in Nigeria. Having hit it big in the oil sector, she has invested a lot of her wealth in real estate in Nigeria and London. She also has investments in the Middle East. Right now, this pretty billionaire has built her dream home in Ikoyi, Lagos. The street was formerly called Ikoyi Crescent. The dream house is being built by Julius Berger.

So huge is the project that Julius Berger had to first build a mini-construction site before commencing work. The project is being handled by her property company, Dayspring Property Development, a construction company co-owned by her husband, Modupe Alakija. The construction is a three-floor residential building with a 16-floor tower beside it.

The greatest love stories show a strain of madness and chaos. The pain, the mechanical beating of the heart; even the vast emptiness that besiege the parties’ souls are part of the process. Had anyone bothered to inquire from her, the world would know that when Tunji Balogun a.k.a TeeBillz, married Tiwa Savage, all was far from peaceful with their union.

Beneath the glamour of their fairy tale wedding, chaos abounded in their romance. Findings revealed that TeeBillz, the estranged husband and former manager of music diva, Tiwa, did not tell her that he had a lovechild with plastic surgeon, Dr. Vivian Oputa, until the musician was head over heels in love with him. The disclosure about the love child, a daughter named Onah, only came when Tiwa was neck deep in their relationship as both prepared for their nuptials which eventually held in Lagos in November 2013 and Dubai in April 2014.

But rather than back out of the union, Tiwa, 35, chose to keep faith in their love – sources close to her revealed that she was also wary of causing a public scandal by pulling out of the marriage at the 11th hour. Thus even though she was completely weighed down by extreme anxiety and sadness, she married her 37-year old lover, TeeBillz hoping things would miraculously change in their best interests. But things only worsened between the duo as they have gone their separate ways following a very scandalous spat that played out on the social media.

TeeBillz who is now the father of four children ( two – Olabisi and Gaetano – from his dalliance with his United Kingdom based lover, Onah with Dr. Vivian Oputa and Jamil with Tiwa) faces the burden of either reconciling with his wife, Tiwa, or reconnecting with the mother of his lovechild, Dr. Vivian. Some days ago, the blogosphere was on fire as Tunji added another year to his age and Tiwa didn’t dignify him with birthday wishes.

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