5 Fruits You Should Eat More To Achieve A Glowing Skin

Sep 24, 2022 7:55AM

Good nutrition is the first step in having beautiful skin. Only external skin repairs can be made with the aid of skin care products. To get that “lit-from-within” glow, you need to consume essential vitamins and minerals. Consuming vitamin-rich fruits is the simplest way to have beautiful skin.

According to Healthline, fruits are a good source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help maintain the health of your skin cells. To increase radiance, you can also use fruit masks on your face every other day. Learn which fruits can give you beautiful skin by reading on:

1. Grapefruit.

Red or green grapes contain a lot of the antioxidant resveratrol. Studies show that resveratrol shields the skin from UV rays and skin cancer. Along with being rich in calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, grapes are also a good source of the vitamins C, K, and folate. Anti-aging, anti-protective, and anti-healing properties are all present in grape seed extract.

2. Avocado.

Vitamins E, A, C, K, B6, niacin, folate, and pantothenic acid are all present in large amounts in avocados, along with fiber and good fats. It has anti-oxidant properties that help lessen oxidative damage, hence reducing DNA damage. Avocados include healthy fats that promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, and keep skin smooth. 

3. Strawberries.

If you have skin that is prone to acne, read on. Simply eat or apply strawberries for clear skin. Alpha-hydroxy acid and vitamin C levels are high in strawberries. Strawberries also contain ellagic acid that protects the skin from UV radiation and prevents collagen destruction and wrinkle formation.

4. Pineapple.

Dietary fiber, vitamins A, C, K, and folate, as well as minerals like calcium, potassium, and phosphorus, are all abundant in pineapples. Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples, has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and wound-healing properties. In order to remove dead skin cells and hasten the healing process, pineapple can be applied on burnt human skin. 

5. Cucumber.

Furthermore, cucumbers contain a lot of water. They offer cooling properties for the body and antioxidant properties. In addition to fiber, cucumbers are a good source of vitamins K and C. Sea cucumbers can be used to get rid of wrinkles, according to researchers.

Angel Smith And Four Other BBN Season 6 Stars Who Spent Millions On A New Car Within 2021/2022

Sep 23, 2022 7:06am

1. Liquorose

On the first of January 2022, Liquorose shared photos of her brand new Lexus ride estimated to worth millions of naira. While sharing the photos on her Instagram page, she said that she decided to start the year with a gift for herself and God came through for her.

2. Nini Singh

Nini Singh sparked dozens of reactions on social media when she shared photos of a brand new Mercedes Benz she bought in December 2021 which is estimated to worth millions of naira.

While sharing the photos, she wrote, “Finally decided to get a car in Lagos”.

3. Pere Egbi

In May 2022, Pere announced his new ride, a Lexus estimated to worth millions of naira. He posted a video on his Instagram page with the write-up ” New Whip Alert” and the upload was followed by dozens of reactions from fans and celebrities who congratulated him on his new ride

4. Emmanuel

In light of his 25th birthday which was celebrated in May, Emmanuel shared a video showing his brand new Lexus which is estimated to worth millions of naira. While sharing the video on his Instagram page, he wrote “25 got me feeling like”.

The video was followed by dozens of reactions as fans congratulates him on the new ride.

5. Angel Smith

(2022 and 2021 photo of Angel Smith posing next to her Range Rover)

In November 2021, Angel Smith left fans in awe when she shared photos of her brand new Range Rover which is estimated to worth millions of naira.

While sharing the photos, she wrote; “I paid rent and then bought a car, grateful for 2021 it’s given me so much”.

It would be recalled that the Shine Your Eye show ended in October 2021 and Angel bought a new ride a month after the show, she’s arguably the first shine your eye housemate to buy a car after the show.

Which of these stars would you love to visit and spend a day with?

How To Exfoliate Properly: Exfoliating Tips For Glowing Skin

Sep 20, 2022 5:08 PM

Everyone strives for a complexion that attracts admiring glances and compliments. Even though we age daily, we want people to tell us we look younger. Whether we use makeup or not, we want to shine and radiate. We occasionally ponder whether that is really possible. Indeed, it is. If you incorporate a healthy skincare routine, one of which is learning how to correctly and frequently exfoliate, you can seem younger and fresher.

Exfoliating helps to improve the appearance of your skin, lighten your complexion, and most importantly, helps prevent pore clogging, acne breakouts, blackheads, and whiteheads. Below are some ways you can choose to exfoliate your skin;

1. By using scrub: This comprises sugar scrub and other granular substance-containing exfoliants. You use a soft, circular motion to apply the exfoliating scrub directly to your skin. Wash your skin with warm water afterward.

2. Brushes: To remove dead skin cells, you can also use a bristle brush on your face or your entire body. While some exfoliating brushes work with your body wash or facial cleanser, some can also be used dry.

– How to exfoliate properly.

1. Be gentle: Use any of the above techniques with caution. To minimize issues, avoid exfoliating your skin too vigorously. Be gentle instead. Use a brush or glove to apply the scrub in light, circular motions.

2. Always moisturize after exfoliating: After exfoliating, there Is a good possibility your skin will feel dry. Apply your moisturizer to keep it hydrated and healthy.

3. Don’t over-exfoliate: Avoid exfoliating your face every day if you tend to scrub vigorously, as this could strip the skin of its natural oils and irritate it. Instead, depending on your skin type, exfoliate two to three times each week. Exfoliating helps you get the most out of your skincare products by clearing your skin and creating a healthier environment for them to function. Utilize these exfoliation guidelines to adopt exfoliation right away.

Six Ways To Reverse Liver Damage

According to healthline, liver diseases are diseases caused by changes in the normal functioning of the liver. However, some liver diseases develop chronically and eventually lead to liver failure.

There are two types of liver disease: acute liver disease and chronic liver disease.

Acute liver diseases, such as hepatitis A and E, cause physical symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and abdominal pain. This may be followed by jaundice.

In chronic liver disease, the damage is gradual but permanent and causes no symptoms in the early stages. In the later stages, weight loss, leg oedema, and jaundice occur.

What can be done to stop and reverse liver damage? 

Now that you know the symptoms of liver injury, you can check what you can do to prevent and treat liver injury.

Drink less alcohol

Did you know that alcohol can damage the liver? Yes! Alcohol damages the liver. Drinking too much alcohol can cause a range of liver symptoms that can have serious consequences if ignored.

You can drink small amounts of alcohol from time to time. However, if you do drink alcohol, make sure you drink enough water. Water helps to hydrate the body and remove toxins.

Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly

Overweight people store excess fat in their livers. Fat stored in the liver can cause inflammation and scarring.

Studies have shown that people with sedentary lifestyles are more likely to have liver problems.

Healthy eating

Healthy eating habits can support liver health and recovery. You should include the following foods in your diet.

– Probiotics support healthy digestion and efficient fat absorption.

– Citrus fruits with peel help the liver to eliminate toxins.

– Turmeric reduces inflammation in the liver.

– Nuts reduce cell toxicity.

Carbohydrate intake should also be limited. By reducing carbohydrate intake, you prevent the liver from storing excess glucose.

Limit vitamin supplements

Vitamin supplements help to provide the body with the nutrients it needs, but too much can put a strain on the liver. Always consult your doctor before taking vitamin supplements.

Detoxification

To reduce the strain on your liver, detoxify yourself from time to time. In addition to detoxification, choose natural products and not those containing dangerous chemicals.

Try to reduce your exposure to dangerous products containing chemicals and use more natural and organic products.

Don’t smoke

Smoking is known to damage the lungs and increase the risk of cancer. However, smoking also has negative effects on the liver.

The liver struggles to remove toxins caused by smoking, while the nicotine in cigarettes increases the level of fat in the blood.

Conclusion

To recover from liver damage, it is not only enough to understand and change your lifestyle, but also to recognize the warning signs of liver damage.

If you notice signs of damage, consult a liver specialist.

People With These Blood Group Have The Strongest Immunity

Certain blood kinds, according to specialists, are less prone to grow ill. What are the numerous blood classes and what do they mean? Continue reading to learn more.

Antigens are proteins found on red blood cells that determine your blood type. Your blood type is determined by the antigens you carry.

Blood carrying A antigens is classified as Type A.

B antigens are found in Type B blood.

A and B antigens are present in type AB blood.

Antigens A and B are not present in type O blood.

Blood type O has a lower illness risk. These people, according to the findings, have a higher level of immunity to other blood kinds. Universal donors are those who have the blood group O. As a result, all other blood types are required to donate. People with blood type O can only receive O-negative blood.

Persons with type O blood are less prone to acquire the cardiovascular disease than people with blood types AB, A, and B, according to clinical studies. People with blood types other than O are more prone to acquire cancer and chronic disorders, according to studies. A healthy lifestyle, regardless of blood type, can help you avoid diseases like cancer.

O people are cultural leaders who are vivacious, passionate, amorous, and gregarious.

Diamond on Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Stolen From Africa? Actual Facts Emerge, And Its Worth

Queen Elizabeth, Crown, British Royal Family
  • There have been debates about the diamond on the Crown of Queen Elizabeth II, which sat atop her coffin as she lay in state
  • According to reliable information, the diamond was obtained in South Africa as a gift to Kind Edward VII on his birthday
  • But South Africans believe that the precious stone was stolen from them in 1905 when the British ruled them

Queen Elizabeth would rest on Monday, September 19, 2022. Her remains have been displayed where royals and people from all works of life are paying their last respect.

One of the prominent features of Queen Elizabeth’s death is the Crown sitting atop her coffin and the diamond embedded in it.

South Africans demand return of the diamond

There has been a growing agitation by the government of South Africa to the British Crown states that the 500-carat clear diamond cut from a more extensive piece be returned.

The calls for repatriation intensified with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. South Africans believe the diamond needs to be returned because it was stolen and given to the royal family.

The precious rock came from a mine in South Africa in 1905. It is also known as the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa. The former colonial rulers who ruled South Africa had gifted it to the British royal family and put it in the royal sceptre of the Queen.

Reports say the South African media and many other South Africans are asking that the diamond be returned to them.

The petition demanding the return of the diamond to South Africa has gotten about 6,000 signatures.

A South African lawmaker, Vuyolwethu Zungula, insisted on the return of all precious rocks and gold and reparation for all the ills the British had caused while ruling South Africa.

The precious rock was sent to Asscher of Amsterdam to be cut into the shape in 1908 after it was presented to Britain’s royal family.

Worth billions of dollars

Some jewelers have estimated it to be worth between £3 billion and £5 billion, with the 317-carat Cullinan II (the diamond at the centre of the piece) alone being estimated at £400 million.

The diamond weighed about 3,06 carats. According to claims by the Royal Ascher, it was given to King Edward VII as a birthday gift by the Transvaal government, which bought it from someone.

The diamond was cut into several pieces of different sizes, and two smaller sizes were named the Great Star of Africa and the smaller one named the Smaller Star of Africa. The smaller stone was placed on the Crown of the monarch. The Queen has been painted in many portraits with diamonds.

People race to exchange paper banknotes before deadline

Consumers are racing to exchange their old paper banknotes for new plastic versions, just over a fortnight before they cease to be legal tender at the end of September.

The Bank of England has warned people to expect long queues at its headquarters at Threadneedle Street in the City of London as they try to swap paper £20 and £50 notes.

A person holds the polymer £20 note in front of a portrait of the artist JMW Turner at the Tate Britain in London.
A person holds the polymer £20 note in front of a portrait of the artist JMW Turner at the Tate Britain in London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

It has reassured customers that there is no deadline for exchanging the notes. However the fact that they will no longer be accepted in shops or by businesses has led to a rush to exchange them.

Customers have had to wait more than an hour in recent days, according to the Bank’s website, as a result of “very high demand”.

It said customers arriving after 2pm may not get served because the counter where notes can be exchanged is open only between 9.30am and 3pm.null

“There will be long queues and you may encounter waiting times in excess of an hour,” the Bank warned. “We would ask that you kindly consider the long wait times when travelling to the Bank to undertake an in-person exchange.”

The Bank has suggested that customers who do not need to use the paper money immediately can send their old banknotes to its offices by post.

Holders of old paper banknotes, including those based outside the UK, have been contacting the Bank on social media to ask whether they will be left with worthless currency.

The Bank tweeted back: “All genuine Bank of England notes that have been or are soon-to-be withdrawn from circulation retain their face value for all time and can be exchanged with the Bank of England in London.”

Polymer banknotes were introduced by the Bank in 2016, ending 320 years of paper money in Britain, with the £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill the first to be switched.

New £20 notes featuring the artist JMW Turner were issued in February 2020, followed by the polymer £50 banknote featuring the Bletchley Park codebreaker and scientist Alan Turing in June 2021.

The £50 polymer note featuring Alan Turing.
The £50 polymer note featuring Alan Turing. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA

From October, these polymer £20 and £50 notes will be the only versions accepted by British businesses, but the Bank explained that some UK banks will also accept the withdrawn notes if they are deposited by a customer, and some Post Office branches would also accept them.

While the majority of paper £20 and £50 banknotes in circulation have already been replaced with the new polymer version, more than £6bn worth of paper £20 notes – featuring the economist Adam Smith – remain in circulation, along with more than £8bn of paper £50 notes – featuring the entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and the engineer James Watt.

After the death of the Queen, the nation’s coins and banknotes will in time be replaced with versions featuring the head of King Charles. However, the process is expected to take at least two years, and probably longer for the coins.

Top 10 Silent Nigerian Multi-Millionaires You’ve Never Heard Of or Read About

Sep 17, 2022 5:17 PM

The population of Africa is 1.4 billion making it the second most populated continent in the world.

There are four billionaires in Nigeria; 28 centi-millionaires; and 510 multimillionaires.

The names of these billionaires are not strange to most Nigerians but there are some millionaires you may never have heard of.

Below are some of them in no particular order of net worth:

There are no politicians or criminals here — just good, successful businessmen. Major contribution from Forbes list. These individuals are worth at least $20 million with most worth more than $50 million.

1. Adebayo Ogunlesi

Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, in his single ‘Wonderful’ sings “As I dey hustle like Adebayo Ogunlesi, No go talk say me I too lazy”.

Who is Adebayo Ogunlesi?

Adebayo Ogunlesi is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker. He is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) which he started in July 2006.

Adebayo hails from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, and was born on the 20th of December 1953 to the family of Dr Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, who later became Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine in Ibadan.

He gained notoriety in 2006 when GIP bought London City Airport and later in 2009 when the same firm acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. 

GIP initially owns Edinburgh Airport which was purchased in 2012 and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori bought in February 2018. On 14 May 2019, Edinburg Airport business transferred to new management with VINCI Airports now owning the majority shareholding of 50.01%

He served as ex-US President Donald Trump’s adviser for some time.

Net worth

There is no confirmed source of his net worth, but he is estimated to be worth at least $22.5 million dollars and owns at least 66,677 units of Goldman Sachs stock as of 7 May 2020.

2. Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri was born on 7 July 1970. He is a Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball executive and former player and is the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ujiri was born in Bournemouth, England, to a Nigerian family. His parents were foreign students in England. With the family moving back to Nigeria when he was two years old, he grew up in Zaria, Nigeria.

He is estimated to be worth at least $20 million but there is no reputable net estimator platform to verify this.

3. Sam Iwuajoku

Iwuajoku 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. Among other ventures, he reinvested in private aviation services.

His company, Quits Aviation services is one of the few fixed-base (private) operators in the Nigeria.

Quits Aviation Services owns a large maintenance hangar at the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos and a jet charter service.

Sam is a close friend and business associate of Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s richest man.

4. Aderemi Makanjuola

The reclusive tycoon is the founder and Executive chairman of the Caverton Offshore Support Group, Africa’s first integrated offshore support service provider.

The company provides marine, aviation and logistics support services to oil exploration and production firms based in West Africa. Some of its clients include Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Caverton Helicopters- a subsidiary of the group owns a 10,000 square meter flight facility at the Murtala Muhammad International airport in Lagos, a 9,000 square-meter facility in Port Harcourt and a heliport in the elitist Victoria Island in Lagos.

5. Dele Fajemirokun

His father, Henry Fajemirokun, was a renowned shipping magnate and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen after Nigeria’s independence.

Nigerian Maritime Services Limited, the shipping company he founded in 1962, is still one of the largest shipping companies in Nigeria today.

Dele Fajemirokun, his 62-year-old son is now in charge. A prominent boardroom guru, Fajemirokun also owns key stakes and sits on the board of several Nigerian blue-chips including American International Insurance company and oil explorer First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited.

6. Michael Ade-Ojo

Michael Ade-Ojo is the biggest seller of Toyota vehicles in West Africa. His Elizade Group accounts for over 10% of all Toyota sales in Nigeria.

He is also chairman of Toyota Nigeria and is a key shareholder of RT Briscoe PLC, an NSE-listed distributor of Toyota cars in Nigeria.

7. Eddy Martins Egwuenu

A former bank chief, Egwuenu is the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5% stake in Zenith Bank alone is worth more than $60 million.

8. ABC Orjiakor

The trained orthopedic and trauma surgeon might have thrived due to his formidable connections with Nigerian military bigwigs such as former President Ibrahim Babangida, but ABC Orjiakor is a successful businessman on all parameters.

One of Nigeria’s wealthiest men, Orjiakor is the Chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has a 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day. Orjiakor is also chairman of Zebbra Energy Limited which owns the deepwater concession OPL 248 offshore Nigeria.

9. Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh

Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh was born February 22, 1956, in Imo State.

He is the founder and CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited (now Zinox Group), Africa’s most integrated ICT firm.

His firm is the first to be Internationally Certified in Nigeria. In 2018, his company acquired Konga, one of Nigeria’s biggest marketplace.

Top 10 Silent Nigerian Multi-Millionaires You’ve Never Heard Of or Read About

Sep 17, 2022 5:17 PM

The population of Africa is 1.4 billion making it the second most populated continent in the world.

There are four billionaires in Nigeria; 28 centi-millionaires; and 510 multimillionaires.

The names of these billionaires are not strange to most Nigerians but there are some millionaires you may never have heard of.

Below are some of them in no particular order of net worth:

There are no politicians or criminals here — just good, successful businessmen. Major contribution from Forbes list. These individuals are worth at least $20 million with most worth more than $50 million.

1. Adebayo Ogunlesi

Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, in his single ‘Wonderful’ sings “As I dey hustle like Adebayo Ogunlesi, No go talk say me I too lazy”.

Who is Adebayo Ogunlesi?

Adebayo Ogunlesi is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker. He is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) which he started in July 2006.

Adebayo hails from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, and was born on the 20th of December 1953 to the family of Dr Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, who later became Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine in Ibadan.

He gained notoriety in 2006 when GIP bought London City Airport and later in 2009 when the same firm acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. 

GIP initially owns Edinburgh Airport which was purchased in 2012 and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori bought in February 2018. On 14 May 2019, Edinburg Airport business transferred to new management with VINCI Airports now owning the majority shareholding of 50.01%

He served as ex-US President Donald Trump’s adviser for some time.

Net worth

There is no confirmed source of his net worth, but he is estimated to be worth at least $22.5 million dollars and owns at least 66,677 units of Goldman Sachs stock as of 7 May 2020.

2. Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri was born on 7 July 1970. He is a Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball executive and former player and is the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ujiri was born in Bournemouth, England, to a Nigerian family. His parents were foreign students in England. With the family moving back to Nigeria when he was two years old, he grew up in Zaria, Nigeria.

He is estimated to be worth at least $20 million but there is no reputable net estimator platform to verify this.

3. Sam Iwuajoku

Iwuajoku 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. Among other ventures, he reinvested in private aviation services.

His company, Quits Aviation services is one of the few fixed-base (private) operators in the Nigeria.

Quits Aviation Services owns a large maintenance hangar at the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos and a jet charter service.

Sam is a close friend and business associate of Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s richest man.

4. Aderemi Makanjuola

The reclusive tycoon is the founder and Executive chairman of the Caverton Offshore Support Group, Africa’s first integrated offshore support service provider.

The company provides marine, aviation and logistics support services to oil exploration and production firms based in West Africa. Some of its clients include Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Caverton Helicopters- a subsidiary of the group owns a 10,000 square meter flight facility at the Murtala Muhammad International airport in Lagos, a 9,000 square-meter facility in Port Harcourt and a heliport in the elitist Victoria Island in Lagos.

5. Dele Fajemirokun

His father, Henry Fajemirokun, was a renowned shipping magnate and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen after Nigeria’s independence.

Nigerian Maritime Services Limited, the shipping company he founded in 1962, is still one of the largest shipping companies in Nigeria today.

Dele Fajemirokun, his 62-year-old son is now in charge. A prominent boardroom guru, Fajemirokun also owns key stakes and sits on the board of several Nigerian blue-chips including American International Insurance company and oil explorer First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited.

6. Michael Ade-Ojo

Michael Ade-Ojo is the biggest seller of Toyota vehicles in West Africa. His Elizade Group accounts for over 10% of all Toyota sales in Nigeria.

He is also chairman of Toyota Nigeria and is a key shareholder of RT Briscoe PLC, an NSE-listed distributor of Toyota cars in Nigeria.

7. Eddy Martins Egwuenu

A former bank chief, Egwuenu is the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5% stake in Zenith Bank alone is worth more than $60 million.

8. ABC Orjiakor

The trained orthopedic and trauma surgeon might have thrived due to his formidable connections with Nigerian military bigwigs such as former President Ibrahim Babangida, but ABC Orjiakor is a successful businessman on all parameters.

One of Nigeria’s wealthiest men, Orjiakor is the Chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has a 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day. Orjiakor is also chairman of Zebbra Energy Limited which owns the deepwater concession OPL 248 offshore Nigeria.

9. Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh

Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh was born February 22, 1956, in Imo State.

He is the founder and CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited (now Zinox Group), Africa’s most integrated ICT firm.

His firm is the first to be Internationally Certified in Nigeria. In 2018, his company acquired Konga, one of Nigeria’s biggest marketplace.

Top 10 Silent Nigerian Multi-Millionaires You’ve Never Heard Of or Read About

Sep 17, 2022 5:17 PM

The population of Africa is 1.4 billion making it the second most populated continent in the world.

There are four billionaires in Nigeria; 28 centi-millionaires; and 510 multimillionaires.

The names of these billionaires are not strange to most Nigerians but there are some millionaires you may never have heard of.

Below are some of them in no particular order of net worth:

There are no politicians or criminals here — just good, successful businessmen. Major contribution from Forbes list. These individuals are worth at least $20 million with most worth more than $50 million.

1. Adebayo Ogunlesi

Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy, in his single ‘Wonderful’ sings “As I dey hustle like Adebayo Ogunlesi, No go talk say me I too lazy”.

Who is Adebayo Ogunlesi?

Adebayo Ogunlesi is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker. He is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) which he started in July 2006.

Adebayo hails from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State, and was born on the 20th of December 1953 to the family of Dr Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, who later became Nigeria’s first Professor of Medicine in Ibadan.

He gained notoriety in 2006 when GIP bought London City Airport and later in 2009 when the same firm acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. 

GIP initially owns Edinburgh Airport which was purchased in 2012 and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori bought in February 2018. On 14 May 2019, Edinburg Airport business transferred to new management with VINCI Airports now owning the majority shareholding of 50.01%

He served as ex-US President Donald Trump’s adviser for some time.

Net worth

There is no confirmed source of his net worth, but he is estimated to be worth at least $22.5 million dollars and owns at least 66,677 units of Goldman Sachs stock as of 7 May 2020.

2. Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri was born on 7 July 1970. He is a Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball executive and former player and is the president of basketball operations of the Toronto Raptors in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Ujiri was born in Bournemouth, England, to a Nigerian family. His parents were foreign students in England. With the family moving back to Nigeria when he was two years old, he grew up in Zaria, Nigeria.

He is estimated to be worth at least $20 million but there is no reputable net estimator platform to verify this.

3. Sam Iwuajoku

Iwuajoku 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. Among other ventures, he reinvested in private aviation services.

His company, Quits Aviation services is one of the few fixed-base (private) operators in the Nigeria.

Quits Aviation Services owns a large maintenance hangar at the Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos and a jet charter service.

Sam is a close friend and business associate of Aliko Dangote, Nigeria’s richest man.

4. Aderemi Makanjuola

The reclusive tycoon is the founder and Executive chairman of the Caverton Offshore Support Group, Africa’s first integrated offshore support service provider.

The company provides marine, aviation and logistics support services to oil exploration and production firms based in West Africa. Some of its clients include Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO) and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Caverton Helicopters- a subsidiary of the group owns a 10,000 square meter flight facility at the Murtala Muhammad International airport in Lagos, a 9,000 square-meter facility in Port Harcourt and a heliport in the elitist Victoria Island in Lagos.

5. Dele Fajemirokun

His father, Henry Fajemirokun, was a renowned shipping magnate and one of Africa’s most successful businessmen after Nigeria’s independence.

Nigerian Maritime Services Limited, the shipping company he founded in 1962, is still one of the largest shipping companies in Nigeria today.

Dele Fajemirokun, his 62-year-old son is now in charge. A prominent boardroom guru, Fajemirokun also owns key stakes and sits on the board of several Nigerian blue-chips including American International Insurance company and oil explorer First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited.

6. Michael Ade-Ojo

Michael Ade-Ojo is the biggest seller of Toyota vehicles in West Africa. His Elizade Group accounts for over 10% of all Toyota sales in Nigeria.

He is also chairman of Toyota Nigeria and is a key shareholder of RT Briscoe PLC, an NSE-listed distributor of Toyota cars in Nigeria.

7. Eddy Martins Egwuenu

A former bank chief, Egwuenu is the second largest individual shareholder of the Zenith Bank Group. His 1.5% stake in Zenith Bank alone is worth more than $60 million.

8. ABC Orjiakor

The trained orthopedic and trauma surgeon might have thrived due to his formidable connections with Nigerian military bigwigs such as former President Ibrahim Babangida, but ABC Orjiakor is a successful businessman on all parameters.

One of Nigeria’s wealthiest men, Orjiakor is the Chairman and CEO of Shebah E&P Company Limited, an oil exploration firm which has a 40% stake in the offshore block OML 108 which produces over 8,000 barrels per day. Orjiakor is also chairman of Zebbra Energy Limited which owns the deepwater concession OPL 248 offshore Nigeria.

9. Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh

Leonard Stanley Nnamdi Ekeh was born February 22, 1956, in Imo State.

He is the founder and CEO of Zinox Technologies Limited (now Zinox Group), Africa’s most integrated ICT firm.

His firm is the first to be Internationally Certified in Nigeria. In 2018, his company acquired Konga, one of Nigeria’s biggest marketplace.

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