She’s got a head for business and fists for a fight!
Folorunsho Alakija is on the cover of the August 2016 edition of Forbes Africa Magazine.
With an estimated net worth of $1.73 billion, Folorunsho Alakija’s rise to becoming the second richest woman of African descent 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, Africa’s second richest woman 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.
She says “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”.
Watch the exciting behind the scenes footage below.