Metro Meet The 8 Silent Nigerian Billionaires



True success is not always in the limelight. Sometimes, it is inconspicuous and subtle. Some ultra-wealthy Nigerian business tycoons and entrepreneurs who fall into this category are:

Kola Aluko - is the Nigerian energy and aviation tycoon who founded oil trading firm Fossil Resources in 2001 and went on to become the CEO of Exoro Energy- an indigenous oil exploration and production firm.

Eddy Martins Egwuenu - is a former bank chief and the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5% stake in Zenith Bank alone is said to worth about $60 million

ABC Orjiakor - is the Chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day.

Sam Iwuajoku - who made his fortune importing rice and steel rods while leveraging his extensive political connections to obtain a series of generous import duty waivers from the Nigerian government.

Gbenga Oyebode - is one of Nigeria’s most renowned commercial lawyers. He is a founder and Managing Partner of Aluko & Oyebode- a successful corporate and commercial law firm in Nigeria. He owns minority shareholding in MTN Nigeria, and sits on the company’s board.

Aderemi Makanjuola - is the founder and Executive chairman of the Caverton Offshore Support Group, Africa’s first integrated offshore support service provider.

Dele Fajemirokun - is also a Nigerian entrepreneur worth noticing. His father, Henry Fajemirokun, was a renowned shipping magnate and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen after Nigeria’s independence.

Michael Ade-Ojo - is a Founder and Executive Chairman and a Director of a number of companies such as Elizade (Nig.) Limited, Crown Motors (Nig) Limited, Classic Motors Ltd and Odua Creations Ltd. He is also the founder of Elizade University. Ilara-mokin Ondo state, Nigeria

Culled from TheNation


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