One of the richest woman in Africa, Folorunsho Alakija has taken to Instagram to share her story in a bid to motivate people, especially youths to aspire to be better.
According to the billionaire oil tycoon and mother, she was able to achieve greatness in life even without a University degree.
The business savvy woman shared this motivational piece, revealing that she was a born into a polygamous home and that she is the 8th child in her family of about 52 children.
She further disclosed that all of what she has become today took almost two and a half decades.
We have her Instagram posts below
#PartOne I would like to encourage you on my encounter with the Glory of God. It happened almost 27 years ago when I gave my life to Christ at the age of 40 and my life has not been the same ever since, I pray your life too, will experience a total turn around. I was born almost 67 years ago, into a large and illustrious polygamous Muslim family as number 8 out of 52 children through a father who had 8 wives. Back then large families were common, but what was unusual was that I was one of the very first few Nigerian children who left it’s shores to go and study abroad at such a tender age of 7. Even at that age, I knew I could not afford to let my family down cause I was seen as an ambassador. My desire was to study law but my Daddy did not believe in investing in girls at that time. Today, I have no university degree, but God’s glory lifted me up and I have received numerous Honorary Doctorate Degrees at home and abroad. All of what you now see today has taken almost two and a half decades, so I am not an overnight success. On the contrary. Through God’s grace, I am a blood bought totally forgiven, absolutely redeemed, heaven bound child of God. I have had to make sacrifices like everyone else, faced challenges but never given up. I have not compromised myself, my values or my faith. GLORY BE TO GOD #FolorunsoAlakija #DaughterOfZion
#PartTwo My encounter with the glory of God?? When I got to my wit’s end, I covenanted with God for blessings in return for a life long work and walk with Him. To say that I did not see HIS Glory come into my life would mean I have turned God into a liar. It is only God who could have brought me from the back burner to the front burner. He Himself orchestrated and organized by divine intervention, the beginning and continuation of our delving into the oil industry. The oil block allocated and licensed to us was not wanted by any oil company; we accepted it by faith and it has become the chief cornerstone in West African and Africa as a whole. The Government came back to “take” 50% out of our 60%, but after a 12 year battle in court, all was restored to the glory of God. God has continued to be faithful as to be expected and I am here today as part of my fulfillment of my obligations to that covenant. Therefore Receive the anointing to prosper. Receive the anointing for God’s Glory. Receive the anointing for God to single you out for upliftment and promotion. Don’t lose heart, don’t lose hope……………Await that coming glory upon you in Jesus Name? AMEN! #FamfaOilLimited #FolorunsoAlakija #DaughterOfZion