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A head for business & fists for a fight, Folorunsho Alakija covers the August edition of Forbes Africa Magazine


Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, executive vice chair of Famfa Oil
one of the largest deep water oil discoveries in Nigeria
with a joint partnership with international giants Chevron
and Petrobras covers the August 2016 edition of Forbes
Africa.

With an estimated net worth of $1.73 billion, Alakija’s
rise to becoming the second richest woman of African
decent behind Isabel dos Santos and the fourth richest
person in Nigeria has come at an extraordinary fight
against the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In her exclusive interview with Forbes Africa
correspondent, Peace Hyde, Alakija tells her amazing
journey from a company secretary to building one of the
most renowned fashion houses in Nigeria culminating in
the experience that led her to ultimately take on the
Nigerian government in an 11 year battle and win.
“There were a lot of sleepless nights and battles.
Suddenly we became the plague, friends stopped picking
up our calls and people were asking why we could not be
content with 10 percent”, says Alakija in the exclusive
interview.

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