Top 5 Nigerian Women in Business and Achievement So far

Filed in Noisemakers by on August 20, 2019

Top 5 Nigerian Women in Business

Top 5 Nigerian Women in Business: Gone are the days when business is seen as career that is only meant for men. Nowadays, we now have very powerful and successful women in the Nigerian business and entrepreneurial sector and they are doing incredibly great.

Here is the list of Nigerian Women in Business :



  1. Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija is the first on our list of these women.  Folorunsho Alakija is one of the Nigerian billionaire businesswoman who is among one of the richest women in Africa and entire world. She once broke a record in 2014 when she unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of the African descent in the world.

Her source of wealth comes from the following ventures;  fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries and her major source being the oil and gas industry. She is also the group managing director of the Rose of Sharon Groups and majority stake  holder in Dayspring property development company. Folorunsho Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of U$$1.5 billion.  Wow.. Isn’t that interesting?


  1. Bola Shagaya

Bola Shagaya is among one of the most powerful and successful business women in Nigeria.  She is a business magnate with ventures in oil and gas industry, real estate, fashion industry. She also have a huge investment in landed and housing properties spanning across major cities in the country with over three hundred employees under her. Bola Shagaya is also a board member of unity bank for over eight years now.


  1. Catherine Uju Ifejika

Catherine Uju Ifejika is a Nigerian lawyer and chairperson/ CEO of Brittania-U Nigeria Limited (BUNL). The BUNL company is an indigenous petroleum company for upstream exploration and production.  She is believed to be one of the richest and powerful business woman in the Oil and Gas  industry and also  one of the richest women in Africa. She has been rewarded with numerous national and international awards for her best practices in Business leadership.


  1. Stella Chinyelu Okoli

Stella Chinyelu Okoli is one of the top business women in Nigeria. She is a successful Nigerian pharmacist and entrepreneur. She is one of the few health practitioners in Africa and beyond providing  sustainable health care to the  people.  She is the founder and current CEO of Emzor Pharmaceutical, a pharmaceutical manufacturing company with over 50 health products being sold across Africa.

She is also a current member of the Economic Summit of Nigeria and the health advisory board of Nigeria. She is the founder of chike Okoli foundation and Chike Okoli centre for entrepreneurial studies which was dedicated to her late son,  Chike Okoli, who passed on in 2005, which aims at fighting against poverty and diseases.  Due to her good works and achievements in the health sector in Nigeria, she was bestowed the honour of member of the order of the Niger honourium.


  1. Tara Fela-Duruotoye

Tara Fela-Duruotoye is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur and businesswoman. She is a professional make-up artist and the founder and CEO of House of Tara international, a popular and number one beauty house in Nigeria.  She is also the creator of the Tara orekelewa Beauty range, inspired perfume and the H. I. P beauty range.

A business mogul with skilled experiences in Business model and have been listed as one of the 20 young powerful women in Africa by Forbes and she has received numerous awards for entrepreneurial enthusiast. Tara Fela-Duruotoye is considered to be one of the richest women in Nigeria and Africa.

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