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Folorunso Alakija opens Up to Hello! Mag about Being the Richest Black Woman



Hello Nigeria - Folorunso Alakija - Dec 2014 - 01
For its December 2014 issue of Hello! Nigeria Magazine, business woman and billionaire Folorunso Alakija graces the cover.

Striking a pose in pink dress, Alakija opens up in an exclusive interview with the publication. She narrates her quest for a stake in the oil business, and how she was turned down several times while trying to acquire an oil license.

“It was a matter of taking on a challenge and I had to ensure that it worked because there was no going back,” she tells the publication.
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Also featured in the issue are modelling agency entrepreneur Elohor Aisien and designer Lanre Da Silva Ajayi of LDA. They both share their success stories.

This edition also has an international coverage on George Clooney and Amal’s grand wedding ceremony, the inside scoop on Star actor, Jamie Foxx’s daughter Corrine, and lifestyle.

Cover Story Photos: Kelechi Amadi Obi
Make Up: Mary-Jayne for Zaron Cosmetics
Cover Story Attires: All from Folorunso Alakija’s Wardrobe
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Lagos


  1. Mo

    December 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Beautiful woman. I admire the fact that she’s not all up in our faces in the media, but still stays relevant – she just keeps herself to herself. You’ll never hear her name being spoken of in a negative way, this is a role model. Will definitely be reading this issue of Hello!

    • Vidavi

      December 29, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Not all up in our faces in the media because she did not work hard for her money. She used to see clothes for Babangida’s wife, and he gifted her an oil block. I would stay out of the media too if I were her, less questions that way.

  2. TONY

    December 24, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Where and how did she make all this money if not from our niger delta oil. the noise makers ( yorubas ) are not shouting . Thank God the think tanks from South East and South south are brain storming on how to put an end to this blatant theft of our God-given resources by the parasitic yorubas and hausas.

    • Anon

      December 25, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Wow, such dross. Thank God we don’t all think like you.

    • Ann

      December 25, 2014 at 7:03 am

      When did it become YOUR NIger Delta??!! I thought the Niger Delta, oil & all, belonged to Nigeria! And last time I checked, Yorubas & Hausas were a part of Nigeria!

    • Word

      December 29, 2014 at 12:33 am

      No my dear, the oil belongs to Niger Delta. We are the ones suffering from the pollution from the oil not the yorubas or hausas!

    • Warere

      December 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      You are nothing but a pathetic minority!

  3. Sunbo

    December 25, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Oprah is the richest black woman. I don’t know where ok magazine is getting their information from. But congratulations to her.

    • MC

      December 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

      No love, you are the one with wrong information

    • Mo

      December 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      No YOUR information is wrong, she’s actually the richest black woman – Oprah is the second richest black woman.

  4. Viviana

    December 25, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Ok talk true madam, everyone know say de dash you the oil block…cough Babangida cough

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