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The “Slick Oil Baroness” Folorunsho Alakija covers Forbes Woman Africa Magazine’s December 2013/January 2014 Issue



Folorunsho Alakija - December 2013 - Forbes Africa - BellaNaija

Africa’s self made billionaire Folorunsho Alakija covers Forbes Africa Woman Magazine‘s December 2013/January 2014 issue.

The Nigerian oil mogul who is reportedly the richest black woman in the world, is all smiles on the cover in a sequined multi-coloured Ankara dress.

Forbes Woman Africa spotlights the philanthropist, the entrepreneur, the mother, the wife and the woman who takes the crown as an undeniable force to be reckoned with in Africa’s economy.

According to Forbes, Alakija is profoundly uncomfortable with the “super-rich” tag. She believes that she is far more than just her fabulous wealth.


  1. Great Portland Street

    December 4, 2013 at 11:07 am

    According to Forbes, Alakija is profoundly uncomfortable with the “super-rich” tag. AKIKO! Lol

  2. natty

    December 4, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Self made billionaire ?, I thought IBB gave her an oil well.

  3. Jo!

    December 4, 2013 at 11:21 am

    That pancake ehn, no be here o

  4. nina

    December 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

    she is actually an unassuming lady and a philanthropist too. Donated #25,000,000.00 to my church last year in respect of our new church building.

    • viva

      December 5, 2013 at 10:43 am

      she donated our money back to us…………and so what? why she no commot when wringida still dey alive? mscheww

  5. Fashionista

    December 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

    She is NOT uncomfortable with her wealth oh, she basks in it. No need for coyness biko, shebi it is yours, enjoy it na.

  6. omomamaolowo

    December 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Maami, I’m still hoping that very soon you will decide to adopt me. I promise you will never regret that decision. I will forever remain loyal and provide my professional services for free. Awaiting ur email ma, remain blessed.

  7. Madman

    December 4, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    IBB and oil wells…. Pls don’t use the term “self-made.”

  8. Haha

    December 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Abeg, this woman and her kids carry go. Self made waitin? U neva self made.

  9. Pynk

    December 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Nigeria sha! The controversies surrounding this woman and her ibb oil wells

  10. afolabi bashir

    December 4, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    God has made her for what she should be, my prayer for her is long life with good health in the land of living

  11. Baba Olowo

    December 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    God bless you real good Mrs. A!!!!!!

  12. Baba Olowo

    December 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    God bless you real good Mrs. A!!!!!!

  13. chichi

    December 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    SELF MADE???? no she’s not! she was given an oil well, oil = money? where’s self. if she was given a water well and worked hard to turn that into billions then ok, but oil now. so the saudi arabians are self made. no now! God bless her all the same.

    • nimat

      December 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm


  14. TimTim

    December 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Let them give me oil well and see if I won’t be self made.

  15. lee

    December 4, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    @ Tim Tim, as if u just know, i shall so be self made ehn…lwmfa
    @Omoma, i tell u.. iyam so up for adoption…

  16. frances

    December 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Love,love her… Oil well or water well,it must take a good
    head + hardwork to turn it into money. She inspires me.

    • brum

      December 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      No frances, it does not take goodhead + hardwork to turn an oil well into money. oil well IS money. instantaneous Billionaire. Love her too because whatever she did to IBB, she did it really well to get an oil well! kai!!!

    • Secret

      December 6, 2013 at 7:55 am

      No no she’s right…it does take a good head to get far these days in Nigeria. A good blowjob…aka “head ” can do wonders. Smh lmaooooo.

  17. Okechukwu Ofili

    December 4, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    The only thing self-made is that make-up she did herself…horrible.

    • Madman

      December 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

      My brother……. LooooooooL

    • Tim

      February 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      You are wicked o…

  18. nino

    December 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Celebrating corruption….uncomfortable with her wealth yet has done more covers in the last year than any other billionaire? I don’t think…

    • Fashionista

      December 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you oh! They think we’re stupid.

  19. Iseme

    December 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    i always wondered how she made soo much money, because i just couldnt visibly lay my hands on wot she did. now i know #ibb

  20. cosmos

    December 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    It’s a Machiavellian’s world we live in.. the end simply justify the means. The self-made tag is so much an insult to the collective intelligence and sensibilities of every impoverished Nigerian youths and unborn generations who are the ultimate victims of these celebrated products of official corruption and warped values. Unfortunately it’s a global phenomenon with more dangerous consequences for the future of developing nations like our dear Nigeria.

  21. Bibigirl

    December 6, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I saw the self-made thing and clicked on the story just so I could point out the apparently unobvious obvious but I see my work has been done for me. moving on…

  22. Bibigirl

    December 6, 2013 at 5:02 am

    oh and before I move on, Frances please even a foolish, brainless, blind, deaf, dumb and lame man can become instantly rich if you give him an oil well. Heck its like winning the lottery!!!

  23. babylove

    December 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    while we admit the truth must be said only say what you can confirm about someone….i do not think she flaunts her self around like a billionaire who is ruled by money…..she is hard working, a christian and a philantrophist….she got an oil well which she and her boys have done well with…truth be said some people do benefit more than others when people they know come into government and for some women the connection is not always mistress or girlfriend wise…we know how the media just overflog certain individuals when they are in the news….alot more should be directed at the media at how they present people and their wealth cos we know the kind of wealth that have put her on forbes is not self made. that aside she is absolutely more than the wealth the media is hyping in their typical fashion…..

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