When we think of women we admire, Folorunsho Alakija is the ultimate. Whether in her role as a businesswoman, humanitarian or mother, Alakija is beautiful, passionate, Godfearing and dedicated—and our inspiration in every possible way.
This woman has had her own fair share of life, like the saying goes, (nothing good comes easy) and has not only come through it, but has literally dedicated her life in making impact and winning souls for God.
Few months back Alakija in an interview with Peace Hyde of Forbes Africa revealed that she is where she is today because of her decision to give her life to Jesus Christ about 25 years ago.
Hear her: “I don’t think I could have got this far if I had not entered into a covenant with God. It was 25 years since I gave my life to Christ. I entered into an agreement that if he would bless me I would serve him all the days of my life.”
As CNBC reports it, Mrs Alakija thereafter founded the Rose of Sharon Glorious Ministry International in Lagos, where people meet every Tuesday for fellowship and prayer. They are dedicated to a common purpose, to serve God.
The ministry is one of many ways Mrs Alakija is keeping her promise to God. Another is through her work with the Rose of Sharon Foundation, a not-for-profit providing care, financial support and scholarships for widows and orphans. In return, God has kept his side of the bargain.
In 2014, she temporarily unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world. She is involved in the fashion, oil and printing industries.
She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion. As of 2015, she is listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
We love her for her commitment to make the world a better place through her humanitarian gestures and advocacy to win souls for Christ; that’s why Folorunsho Alakija is our Woman Crush Wednesday
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