For Africa’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, this is definitely a season of celebrations.
In the past one month, Alakija has been involved in the celebration of life at home and abroad.
A few months ago, the beautiful oil and gas guru literally broke the bank when she organised a superlative wedding for her son, Folarin, who married an Iranian lady, Nazanin Ghaissarifar, at the Blenheim Palace. The marriage was said to have cost her £5 million.
Then, on Sunday, July 16, a day after she marked her 62nd birthday, she invited some select guests for a thanksgiving service.
Some of the guests at the event included the Chairman Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu and billionaire oil mogul, Femi Otedola.
Think of one woman who was born under the proverbial lucky star and Alakija’s name will pop up.
As Africa’s richest woman, she is constantly in the limelight.Over the years, her success stories in the oil and gas industry as well as fashion business have earned her a pride of place not only in Nigeria but beyond.
Alakija, apart from being one of the the leading lights in oil and gas sector holds a pride of place in Nigeria’s fashion industry and inspires the womenfolk a great deal. Her story, irrespective of the angle one chooses to celebrate her, will make a compelling read any time, any day.