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Aliko Dangote Named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014



Aliko Dangote - Bloomberg Billionaires  Index - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Nigerian billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, has been named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014.

The announcement was made at the unveiling ceremony, which took place in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, CNBC Africa reports.

Speaking on the award, a panel of judges at the event said:

“Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa in terms of business. He is second to none when it comes to investing in Africa, not just Nigeria. He is also a capitalist with a big heart. He puts his money where his mouth is and his foundation is a step forward for a man who wants to make a difference on the continent.”


  1. Gistyinka Blog

    December 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Congrats to him.

  2. Coin

    December 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Why can’t he contest to be President, I’ll definitely vote for you Sir.

    Such a shame, the blind seems to govern us here, While we have a man of your PRESTIGE. They can all but dream(Night mare tho) to learn from you. Can never say same for Oga Jona! *Angry face*


  3. tinardashian

    December 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    well deserved

  4. Tony

    December 6, 2014 at 6:58 am

    Is this supposed to be news. I am African and sure should clap for this. However isn’t all these wealth a result of monopoly? Many people if given exclusive rights on production of basics would plummet to same or higher levels. Not to deviate from the topic but I just feel like this naming is stating the obvious.

    • NaijaPikin

      December 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you o jare. If you cannot be successful from a monopoly of basic commodities, then ur village pple must have stolen your destiny.

      I just can’t get into this guys hype.

    • laria

      December 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      I agree with you. he ‘steamrolls’ any perceived competition. By the way, whatever happened to liberty merchant bank that he owned or co-owned?

  5. Tonia

    December 6, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Nice one, its good to dream big, aim big and work to achieve them. The fruit of hard work is always great to behold. Congatulations Mr Aliko, by Gods grace I will be heard all over the world for good.

  6. nono blessed

    December 7, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Good for him

  7. Halia

    December 8, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I admire this mans hustle and business sense. Not to mention he carries his wealth well with tact and generosity . #goals #naijarepinagain

  8. Tee

    December 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Yaay to Dangote!!!

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