For every aspect of life, there are people who you could consider role models. We don’t have to go far away because we do have people that fit the bill in every aspect right here in Nigeria, in no particular order. Take a look.
1. Aliko Dangote
This man is every Nigerians’ ‘businessman goals’. Worth $16.7 billion as at January, 2016. You can’t help but want to be like him in the business world.
2. Folorunso Alakija
She is the richest woman in Africa worth $1.58 billion according to Forbes, she is the vice chair of Famfa Oil, married with beautiful kids. You can’t help but admire her.
3. Richard Mofe-Damijo
Top Nigerian actor, turned politician, former commissioner in Delta state, and a cynosure of the eyes. He has and had a successful acting career and is greatly admired by a lot!
4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian novelist, nonfiction writer and short story writer. She has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors. Amazing woman!
5. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Your favorite WCW. A successful actress in Nollywood, a singer, and philanthropist she a some point was in every top movie. Featured in over 300. Herself and her family are really goals!
6. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
A couple of people don’t know, but Ebuka Obi-Uchendu the former Big Brother contestant is an intellectual property lawyer, top choice emcee, TV show host, fashion icon and writer. He has a ton of endorsements also. Recently got married to his beautiful wife. Young man goals!
7. Mosunmola Abudu
Mosunmola Abudu, usually known as Mo Abudu, Moments with Mo founder, TV producer, founder EbonyLife TV, media personality, human resources management consultant, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She has been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”. Fam!
8. Noble Igwe
Noble Igwe is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 360 Group. Style and fashion icon. He transformed his hobby into a money spinning business. Who wouldn’t want to do that.
9. Agbani Darego
Agbani Darego, MFR (she also has a title guys) is a Nigerian model and beauty queen, psychology graduate from a top American university, also best known as the first native Sub-Saharan African to win Miss World. She set the record and is the ‘model’ for models truly.
10. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Top Nigerian economist, known for a number of accolades from the World Bank, to being the minister of finance for Nigeria and helping to reduce the nation’s debt margin considerably, so sure goes down in history as having a huge impact.
11. Toyin Sofekun-Bello
Also known simply as TY Bello, the land is green an amazing journalist, singer, and top photographer she has made a name for herself right from her days in the group KUSH and most recently the discovery of Olajumoke.
12. Bukola Elemide
Paris born Nigerian singer, Bukola Elemide also known as Asa is one of the top songwriters, singers and performing artists to come out of Nigeria. She took the music scene with a different and unique style and continues to put her best foot forward in all her work.
13. Philip Emeagwali
Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian inventor and scientist. He won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for price-performance in high-performance computing applications, in an oil reservoir modeling calculation using a novel mathematical formulation and implementation. Big man. Brilliance levels 100.
14. Hajia Bola Shagaya
One of the few top ten richest women in Africa, she built an empire from her days in the Central Bank, introducing the Konica brand to Nigeria and now one of the largest distributors of base oil in Nigeria. She also is involved in the fashion industry and also a polo enthusiast. All rounder.
15. Babatunde Raji Fashola
BRF! A household name in Nigeria, the former Governor and transformer of Lagos state, he is now the Minister of Power, Works and Housing. Huge portfolio. Known for his eloquence in speeches he is a huge role model and an influence to a ton of Nigerians.
When I was born, the plan was to be a baby girl for life and literally too. First day I heard… “you suck breast too much, I can’t wait for you to grow up”. But you see, life’s not fair, I started walking and people started throwing around words like “responsible”, “house chore” etc. School […]