Glusea brings to you the list of Richest women in Nigeria
Nigeria, a country with the largest economy in Africa has a lot of businessmen and women. Nigeria has a conducive environment that a business easily needs to thrive. It is no wonder the richest man in Africa hails from there. Folorunsho Alakija tops the list of richest women in Nigeria
Top 5 Richest Women in Nigeria
Folorunsho Alakija -$1.5 billion
Folorunsho Alakija is the vice-chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company with a stake in Agbami Oilfield, a prolific offshore asset.
Famfa Oil’s partners include Chevron and Petrobras.
Alakija’s first company was a fashion label whose customers included the wife of former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida.
She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
She also has a majority stake in DaySpring Property Development company.
Bola Shagaya -$ 1 billion
She is currently on the board of Unity Bank plc (formerly Intercity Bank) and has been for over eight years. She is also a member of the recently inaugurated Nepad Business Group – Nigeria.
Hajia Bola Shagaya is a patron of the Fashion Designers Association of Nigeria (FADAN), and a fashion and art enthusiast who supports and encourages the fashion and art industry. She is one of the richest women in Nigeria and Africa.
Fifi Ejindu -$900 million
Fifi Ekanem Ejindu is a Nigerian Architect, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, she is the great-granddaughter of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town in Calabar, Nigeria.
Ejindu started the Starcrest Group of companies. The company started in 1995, and comprises Starcrest Investment Ltd., Starcrest Associates Ltd., and Starcrest Industries Ltd, all involved in real estate, oil and gas, and building construction. She is one of the wealthiest women in Nigeria today
Dr. Stella Okoli -$800 million
She is the founder and current C.E.O of Emzor Pharmaceutical, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
Prior to the establishment of Emzor Pharmaceutical, Stella had worked in several pharmaceutical firms including Middlesex Hospital, London, Boots the Chemists Limited, and Pharma-Deko.
In January 1977, Stella started Emzor Pharmaceutical with the initial name “Emzor Chemists Limited” as a small pharmacy retail shop in Somolu, Lagos State. Emzor Pharmaceutical has since become one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Nigeria with over 50 products since its incorporation in 1984.
A current member of the Economic Summit of Nigeria and the Health Matters Advisory Board of Nigeria, Stella currently serves as the Vice President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture has served as Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
Richest Women in Nigeria
Bimbo Alase – $600 million
Bimbo Alase is a businesswoman worth $600. She made her fortune from furniture and is the CEO of Leatherworld.
She ventured into the business world by opening a small gift store in Lagos.
She also has her business in various other African countries. Her business, Leatherworld is one of the top luxurious furniture stores in Africa.