Thursday, May 15, 2014

Folorunsho Alakija Shares Testimonies Of Her Success

One of the richest black women alive, Folorunsho Alakija has shared the testimony of her success. She says she was turned down 3 times and it took her 3 years to achieve part of what she wanted, but it paid off after all. She also explained how she had to put God in between and told Him, if He blesses her, she will serve him till the end of time. Her words after the cut.

It was not a planned thing at all. A friend actually contacted me that some people wanted to buy crude oil and she was wondering if I will be able to get them to make the purchase. I got an appointment with the Minister of Petroleum and he told me that it's not the way to go because there wasn't much profit in selling it and because it's a foreign company that Nigeria is imposed at selling its crude to international market. That it will be better to look at other things. I went back to my friend and told her what the Minister said.

Then it seemed as if that door was shut but something else came up. I chose not to walk away so I went back to offer another service which was catering services. And yet again I was shut down. I did not give up, I just knew that something had to come out of it. I spoke again to some friends in the oil industry and I was told to ask to be able to supply transportation services for those who are purchasing crude within the country but I was shut down again by the minister.

Then the last time I went to see the Minister, he told me that the government wants Nigerians to be involved in Nigeria's exploration and production. That it has been the multinationals that have been taking advantage of the oil business in Nigeria. So I was like OK...probably this is not the likes of me.

I felt like there was no point coming back but honestly, I'm not the type to take no for an answer. So I began to ask questions, I began to knock on doors, I began to seek information and in the long run, I applied for an oil bloc. But all through that time, the ministers have been changed 3 times so each time they are changed, it takes me back to the bottom of the ladder and I will have to start all over again but I still did not give up.

The whole thing started in January 1991 till the end of 1993. I kept going, kept going, kept praying, in-between I became a born-again Christian. That was when I knew the lord. When I was 40, I decided to enter a covenant with the lord that if he blesses me, that I will serve him for the rest of my life and then I got the oil license. It eventually came after 3years but I did not get the one I wanted."

Speaking about her husband’s role in her business, she said;

"My husband was solidly behind me. There were many times that I will go back home crying and he would tell me to stop crying and he would tell me to stop crying that after all, we are not starving, we are very comfortable. I had his support financially, morally because I had a settled home. I had a balanced relationship with my Husband and my children. All that helped me to dare to make a difference."

41 comments:

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    1. She is so beautiful

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    2. SORRY I HAD TO SHOUT
      WHY IS THIS WOMAN LYING?
      WHY THE TWIST IN HER STORY?
      U ARE THE ONE THAT SAID BABANGIDA GAVE U THE OIL BLOC AS A DESIGNER TO HIS WIFE AND EVEN BABANGIDA SAID HE UNDERMINE D OIL BLOC AND DIDNT KNOW IT WLD TURN OUT THIS WAY. MADAM I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR U, THIS IS A BLOODY LIE AND PLS ZIP IT IF U DONT HAVE ANYTHING MEANINGFUL TO SAY AND HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE U USED UR $540M PER DAY TO HELP ANYWAY? NIGERIA D COUNTRY WHERE MEDIOCRES AND MEDIOCRITY ARE CELEBRATED, U THINK WE HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW UR HUSBAND HAD TO DEFEND U IN COURT AS A LAWYER WHEN CHEVRON WANTED TO TAKE THE BLOC FROM U? THE AGBAMI OIL OIL BLOC WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST OIL BLOC THAT CHEVRON DRILL ON - OH PLS SHUT IT AGAIN & AGAIN MADAM PLSSSSS STOP INSULTING OUR INTELLIGENCE, D GUILTY WL ALWAYS RUN AROUND EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS PURSUING THEM

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    3. Haba, let her story flow, lol, even Stevie Wonder can see that she is Off track with her tale. Anon20.56. Her tale, is her own truth. We've heard it so many times.

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    4. Anon 20:56. God will butter ur bread ooo. So u sef notice ba? When I read this yesterday I laughed. Small time now pple will say one is a 'hater' because she's successful. For what na? When no be say she gather my riches join her own, so what do I care? D woman has released absolute falsehood and if would have been better she didn't say this. Cos those who should know are laughing at her lies. U asked who she's helped? All I can say for now is that this woman is damn too stingy and aggressive. I should know, because I know her one on one. No one likes to do any services with her because of her unruly behavior.

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    5. @ ANON 20:56 AAH! I TOT I WAS D ONLY 1 DT READ DT VERSION OF HERS SHE SAID SOME TYM AGO. D STORIES DNT MATCH ABEG. BY 2015 SHE WL TELL US SMTH ELSE. D TNG IS DT UV SEEN D MONEY,CASE CLOSE BIKO,ALLOW US HUSTLE TO OUR OWN TYM. BYE.

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  2. Yinmu,the oil bloc Gen Babagina gave u on a platter of Gold.

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    1. mummy why are you lying now? U went back home crying, why? A whole u that could actualise an appointment with the minister? We knw you must ve attained a certain level in the society in the first place before the minister could ve granted you audience, so stop making it sound as if you couldnt afford three square meals before then.

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  3. Laduns biggest fan15 May, 2014 11:24

    An embellished version. Thanks Madam.

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  4. The oil block was given to madam Alakija by the babangida's , Alakija was maryam babangida's seamstress and persuaded her husband to hit Alakija with the then famous generosity the babangida's were known for ( popularly called Ibb spirit) hence the oil well was given Alakija just as the babangida's left power. That oil well has nothing to do with hardworking except you wanna refer to her clothes making

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    1. GBAM! you've said it all.

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    2. NO MIND AM MK SHE DEY GV US DIFFERENT STORIES EVYTYM LIK SAY WE NVA HEAR D REAL VERSION B4.

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  5. Story! Its that simple abi? The way she jst said it.....

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  6. Wow, what a motivational story...

    Mayowa

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  7. This is so full of inspiration. I am so inspired

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  8. Oil business sounds so easy to me

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  9. I am inspired

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  10. Hmm hard work pays

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  11. ladun, u dey crase o! So i wasted my whole time writing an epistle about dis post only for you not to publish it

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    1. NO MIND AM,NA SO SHE DEY DO

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    2. OP SAY U NO ABUSE AM OR HIT D NAIL ON D HEAD? COS SHE NO GO POST DT 1

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  12. Ok, most of us have a good idea of the real story.
    How My Marriage Ended. Click my name to read more

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  13. Door of opportunity should open for me too. She's lucky

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  14. I am so touched

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  15. I will share my sucess story too real soon

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  16. She forgot to say that ideas or plans without connection is useless. Assuming she did not know Maryam Babanginda who was the first lady then. It would have been a different story for her, It's all about someone that knows someone and connect you instantly. For example I got my banking job simply because my uncle is the manager's best friend. I was not even interviewed

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  17. It's always good to never give up

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  18. I tap from your blessings o

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    1. You must work hard and not be tapping into another's person blessings

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  19. Thanks for sharing this. I am highly motivated

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  20. She's pretty intelligent rich and happily married. What else does a woman need *winks*

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  21. Jehovah God will heal her totally

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  22. this woman sha and lies, who doesnt know how you got your oil bloc??? dts why dis country cant progress, others will see women like this and you say chai i will work hard, i am motivated... you fool yourself bigtime, they go around deceiving people by this hardwork scheme bullshit they throw around . who doesn't know that to get oil bloc na paddy paddy? who no know say na Maryam hubby help you to get one? if na so it easy why my mama no get oilblocs cos she sef na hardworker and she cries everynight like you too!! shiooo even my 1 year old niece knows say oil bloc na serious connect, i am tired of all these lies, that's how Stella Oduah too will say she work hard, or kema Chikwe, or Deazaini and co, we all know your boyfriends and baba isales. woe unto you for adding salt to the majority Nigerian wioman's injury who struggles daily and has no succour, investor or money tree elsewhere. may the fleas of a thousand camesl invest your armpit for this blatant lie... u think we are morons. oloshi woman. later now, your sons too will say they work hard, its convneinet to work hard when u start as ED in your parents company, you go fear hardworker wey start as Executive for random company, 16 years time , he or she still dey the struggle, he fit be senior exec at the time, wetin you wan call dt one? that one na hardestworker abi? rubbish people, one day nigerians will wake up like France and a revolution will take place, then class stratification will be proper again in Nigeria. My 2 kobo...

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    1. Diezani was an ED in Shell. She didn't just wake up and become petroleum minister. Please do your findings before you begin to drop names stupidly.

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  23. Too much lie in her story

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  24. Watch out for mine

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  25. STORY STORY (STOOOORY)

    ONCE UPON A TIME (TIME TIME)

    There was a woman..................................

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  26. I like your spirit to never stop trying

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  27. Now playing-
    Psquare-------taste the money ( Testimony )

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