Nigeria’s top business executives with a heart of gold


Kanu Nwankwo
Kanu  Nwankwo
popularly known as papilo comes from a humble background but he rose to fame
with remarkable exploits in football and business. Today, Kanu owns chain of
businesses with diverse interest in Oil,property,hospitality and photography.
The owerri,Imo state born businessman is regarded as one
of Nigerians with a heart of gold because of his immense contributions to the
society. Little wonder, he was made a UNICEF ambassador for two consecutive
Some years ago,
the footballer was face to face with a life threatening heart problem. He did
not lose hope and miraculously he got healed after prayers and surgical
operations in the United States of America. Please click to continue.
After the
surgery, he returned to active football and also used his healing as a point of
contact to assist others. He supported charity organizations such as heart of
gold hospice. The big one was when he launched the ‘kanu Nwankwo Heart
Foundation’ . The foundation is a non for profit organization that has raised
millions of Naira for children with heart related problems,Many of them have
been treated both at home and abroad.
Walter Wagbatsoma
Walter Wagbatsoma has made a name for himself as one of
Nigeria’s most successful businessmen in the energy sector. Walter’s selfless
contributions to humanity also endeared him to many people within and outside
Nigeria.He is a co-founder of Ontario Oil and Gas, a pan African oil and gas
company that is notable for delivering on it promises.
Walter Wagbatsoma track record as a professional in
banking and energy sector speak volumes.Humble and cheerful, Walter hails from
Delta State in Niger Delta.He worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company
audit department in the 1990s.
Walter wagbatsoma  later
moved to Zenith Bank,Ecobank and FSB international and Trade Bank where he
displayed his leadership and enterpreneur skills to the satisfaction of his
employers.Those who knew Walter as a goal  getter were not suprised when he won the
highly prized Leventis Group account for Zenith Bank many years ago .
Walter moved into the oil and Gas sector after a stint at
Trade Bank where he helped to establish the energy subsidiary. His wealth of
experience and customer loyality helped him get to the front burner of the
energy sector within a short time.
Walter made an overwhelming success of his energy
business but never forgot to invest back into the lives of less privileged in
the society. To the philantropist, helping the needy is what he cherished most
in life.Fondly described as a man with heart of gold, Walter  has also used his influence to resolve
conflicts in the Niger Delta.
 He has made a lot
of contributions towards eradicating malaria and HIV/AIDS in African countries.
One of his companies, Canaan Logistics also donate about 80% of it annual
profit to charitable organizations working with children.
Married to beautiful Otsaye with two children, Walter wagbatsoma  attended the univesity of Lagos where he
studied Accounting for first degree.He also got a Masters degree in Business
Administration from the same institution.
Shade Okoya
Folashade the beautiful wife of industrialist, Chief
Akanni Rasak Okoya is known for her razzmattazz at social gatherings.Tall and
elegant, the university of Lagos graduate of sociology knows how to get peoples
attention with her nice attire and well put together make.
 However, Shade is
is not just a sweetheart of paparazzi, she is also got a heart of gold for the
less privileged. Investigations revealed that she has been giving scholarships
to 40 less privilged students studying in various institutions of higher
learning every year.
We gathered that she has been doing this with support
from her wealthy husband,the chairman of Eleganza Group and RAO Property.

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