Oprah Isn’t the Richest Black Woman Anymore. My Fellow Nigerian Folorunsho Alakija Is
I’d like to start this off by saying UP NAIJA!!! Ok now that I got that out of the way…
It was recently announced that Mother Oprah Winfrey, Queen of Epic Media Empires and Everything is no longer the richest Black woman in the world. Who overtook her for the title? Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian fashion designer and oil magnate, who is $500 million wealthier than Oprah.
And I used the word “wealthy” there because she’s not rich. That woman is WEALTHY. Rich dinnamug. If rich won the lottery, it’d be Folorunsho. The type of money that makes money as you sleep. OOP. Right there. After reading that sentence, Mrs. Alakija just made bout $10 million more. GAHTDAMB.
So there is ONE point to be made here. Apparently, a lot of Folorunsho’s money comes from oil, which might not come with high integrity. But Oprah built her wealth from ground up. She came from nothing and created this behemoth empire she now has. Folorunsho came from money. So I still want to give Oprah all the props because this isn’t to diminish her work or accomplishments. Never forget.
Folorunsho isn’t only Nigerian, but she’s Yoruba. EYYYYYYY!!!
Oh and let me help you with her name pronunciation. Folorunsho is Faw-Law-Roon-Shaw. Alakija is Ah-Lah-Kee-Jah. Take it per syllable and you’ll get it.
This news tells me what I already knew and should tell y’all some stuff you might not.
* Africa is on the rise. It’s the next frontier for innovation and technology and money and business and all that. Well, Africa has always been rich in all this but it’s rep in the media told another story. Now, it’s getting harder to ignore the truth.
* Nigerians run things. Clearly. Go somewhere. Anywhere. And you’ll see Nigerians doing epic things. ALLATAHM. Don’t argue this fact.
* Nigeria has money. For days. weeks. years. decades. Don’t let the poor Africa hype fool you. There’s DOUGH there. Monies! Gwap!
Now, I won’t go into how corruption and greed and the lack of a middle class goes to play into all this. I shan’t. I’ma let smarter people do that.
But yeah. Folorunsho Alakija is also a philanthropist and her cause is on the quality of lives of widows who often get mistreated once their husbands pass. You can read more about her on this CNN profile.
I wanna meet her. Come on and make it happen, Universe. I’ve already met Oprah (although not formally). I want Miss Winfrey to know my name one day! The day I hear “Hey Luvvie” come out her mouth, please know my life would be complete! And this will happen immediately after:
So whatcha think of this?