Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Executive Vice Chair of Famfa Oil one of the largest deep water oil discoveries in Nigeria with a joint partnership with international giants Chevron and Petrobras covers the August 2016 edition of Forbes Africa.
With an estimated net worth of $1.73 billion, 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, Alakija 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.
“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”, says Alakija in the exclusive interview.
Watch the exciting behind the scenes below with TY Bello and grab your copies of Forbes Africa’s August edition on your shelves now.