3 Nigerian Billionaires And The Expensive Yachts They Own

Nigeria has its fair share of filthy rich billionaires who can afford to live life well above that of the average. These high and mighty men possess affluence and a means with which they can acquire all the finer things of life, yachts included.

Stargist.com presents 3 men who are billionaires and have beautiful yachts you just need to take a look at.

1. Femi Otedola

The oil and gas sector powerhouse is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Zenon Petroleum and Gas limited.

Chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola owns a yacht very similar to Dangote’s own and its called Nana.

Otedola’s yacht is usually docked at Walter Carrington In Victoria Island. The beautiful boat was rented to out Mavin first lady and Forte Oil ambassador, Tiwa Savage for her baby shower.

Femi’s yacht has also played host to the likes of Davido and Dele Momodu in the past.

2. Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, owns a luxury yacht called the ‘Mariya’ which he purchased in 2013. Very little is known about the yacht – who built it or how big it is. Reports have it that the boat costs about $43 million.

Photos on the internet show that the yacht looks exactly like the one owned by oil magnate, Femi Otedola only slightly smaller.

After purchasing it, Dangote had the custom made yacht docked right next to the one belonging to Dangote’s close friend and fellow Forbes billionaire, Femi Otedola.

During Sallah this year, he treated his fellow billionaire friends to a treat on his yacht.

3. Kola Aluko

Kola Aluko is a Nigerian energy business magnate majorly concerned about African infrastructure development and aviation.

The burgeoning businessman is the Co-Chief Officer and an Executive Director of Atlantic Energy, an indigenous, private upstream oil and gas company, focused on independent exploration and production (‘E&P”) participation in Nigeria.

The 46-year-old business tycoon has a lot of influence in the Nigerian government and is close allies with former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Certain reports disclosed by SaharaReporters allege that he was a front man who laundered most of Diezani’s ill-gotten wealth.

Despite reports that the yacht costs $900,000 a week (£580,000) to charter, we learnt you have to know Kola Aluko before you can rent the yacht.

It was once rented out to American music industry power couple, Jay Z and Beyonce for a holiday cruise.

Bishop T.D Jakes Was Thrilled To Have Prayed With Folorunsho Alakija

American pastor Bishop T. D. Jakes prayed for Mrs Alakija and President Nana Akufo-Addo during the Lead Africa Summit hosted by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams and his wife, Rosa Whitaker, in Ghana.

“Had the privilege of praying with and for the President of Ghana, His Excellency @nakufoaddo . Also joining us at the throne of grace is @alakijaofficial a profoundly impactful Nigerian business woman and fashion icon.Thanks for coordinating the opportunity @archbishopnick to impact nations!” the Bishop wrote.

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Rita Dominic Shades Nigerian Celebrities Showing Off People They Helped Online

Rita Dominic Shades Nigerian Celebrities Showing Off People They Helped Online

nigerian celebrities showing off people they helped online

August 9, 2017 – Rita Dominic Shades Nigerian Celebrities Showing Off People They Helped Online

Almost all Nigerian celebrities are known for showing off the people they have helped in one way or the other online.

Check out how Rita Dominic called them out on Instagram yesterday.

Celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Kate Henshaw, Toyin Aimakhu and others are guilty of this.

Kemi Adetiba, Mo Abudu, Luvvie Ajayi Make GC4’s Top 100 Women List

Award winning director and cinematographer Kemi Adetiba ranked no 50. on GC4 Women‘s Top 100 List alongside fellow Nigerians Mo Abudu, Luvvie Ajayi and Lilian Ajayi-Ore.

GC4 Women which is an acronym for Global Connections for Women Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Lilian Ajayi-Ore that believes in all women and girls – and their right to create new opportunities for themselves and their communities

This list includes trendsetting women like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafza, Meryl Streep among others. Media personality Mo Abudu came in on No. 76, Author Luvvie Ajayi ranked no. 62 while the founder Lilian Ajayi-Ore dropped in on No. 58.

When asked if she hopes to continue to encourage others to tell African stories, Kemi Adetiba said:

Our industry in Africa, especially Nigeria, is still untapped. We have so many stories that need to be told and I want to continue to tell those stories.

Founder Lilian Ajayi-Ore had this to say about how Skype facilitated GC4’s Global outreach:

I still recall working with our partners at Taungana on a STEM for Girls project in South Africa. All of our interactions took place on Skype and it really helped us collaborate more efficiently. The other thing is that the platform allowed us to build a closer friendship with one another. One that extended beyond just working on a program. As an organization, we have been successfully able to reach into several global communities including West Africa, South Africa, parts of Europe and Asia and the United States through this platform. ‘Thank God for Skype’ is an expression my team and I frequently use.

Luvvie Ajayi on her part explains what she loves most about her work:

I love that I’m reaching people. That pushes me forward because sometimes you’re working in a vacuum [and] sometimes you might not feel like your work is getting anywhere. But I love the feedback I’ve been getting, when people tell me that I made their day or I made them smile while they are in the waiting room with their mom who has cancer. So, you know, just bringing joy and making people laugh.

Mo Abudu speaking on the people who she holds in high esteem as role models:

Growing up, my mother was an important role model, and she played a very important role in shaping my worldview. I also grew up in awe of Nelson Mandela and his role in the South African anti-apartheid movement. Recently, I have been inspired by people like Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton who have fought off societal discrimination to reach the highest heights.

Why Olori Wuraola Wears Only White Outfits Is Amazing

Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, wife of the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) speaks to Punch about her pet projects and life in the palace.

How has it been transiting from a normal life to royalty?

It has been fairly smooth. The important thing is that I am married to my husband. Even if he is a royal, that doesn’t change the fact that he is still my husband. Of course, certain things are different and there are certain expectations. But overall, no two lives or homes are the same. We just accept our peculiarities like everyone else and live with it.

What are the challenges you face as a queen?

There are no challenges attached to being a queen. If anything, there are privileges and I am grateful. Sometimes, I like going to the market to shop because I love being around regular people. We learn so much about life through them. Life is such a long stretch of time and as much as I can, I try to live a normal life.

What do you consider to be the most fulfilling aspect of being the queen of Ife?

The fact that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people and women is quite fulfilling. Playing several roles in people’s lives is a big responsibility and the only time I feel fulfilled is when I see great results.

You wear only white attire. Does this have anything to do with your royal status?

Wearing white is significant to me on a personal level. I wear white not because I am married to the Ooni who also wears white. It is just coincidence. White signifies purity and I consider that to be momentous.

How do you unwind in spite of your busy schedule?

A very good book comes in handy. I also like ‘thinking on paper,’ writing down my ideas and strategising all by myself. It helps me to settle all the confusion and remove the stress of facing so many things head on. I also ensure that I spend time with my family.

How do you stay in shape and maintain a flawless look?

I do everything in moderation. Even though I love good food, I am picky. My schedule does not allow me to exercise as much as I would love to but I try to restrain myself from doing things that would affect my physique. Above all, I just live.

How will you describe being married to the Ooni of Ife?

Before any other thing, being married to the Ooni of Ife means I am his support system in addition to being his spouse. It means taking the responsibility of being a voice for the voiceless. It also means an opportunity to be a part of history, and contribute positively to people’s future

Here’s Why Dayo Amusa Wore School Uniform On Dr Joe Odumakin’s Birthday

Popular Yoruba Nollywood Actress, Dayo Amusa and Dr Joe Odumakin were both at Babs Fafunwa Millennium Senior Secondary School in Ojodu Berger to celebrate the latter’s birthday.

Dr Joe Odumakin is known to always celebrate her birthday dressed in school uniform, surrounded by students and usually accompanied by a star actor.

The pictures of this year’s celebration were shared by Actress Dayo Amusa on her Instagram page with the below caption.

With my classmate @DrJoeOdumakin this morning on our way to School.
Babs Fafunwa Millennium Senior Secondary School for her birthday #ManyHappyReturnsClassmate Principal Mrs Oyefunke Adepoju.

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Chude Jideonwo Shares Encounter With Homeless Man In Lagos And It’s Heartwarming

Nigerian media strategist, Chude Jideonwo narrates encounter with a homeless man in Lagos.

He wrote;

, my car went into a huge pot-hole at about 2am today, on my way from Akpororo’s excellent show. And then three of my tyres – THREE – went kaput. Kaput. Metal on road. I kept driving for about 5 minutes until I found a well lit place to park. I came out with my ipad and my phone, and then a guy – he later told me his name is Fatai – emerged from under the Empire bus stop bridge and asked what was wrong. The to-the-point cliche about the exact kind of person you should run away from when you’re stuck on the road at 2am – no one else with you, or around. I explained, and told him I was going to get help. I already resigned myself to being ‘obtained’ on some level. But then he said, it’s okay, he would stand watch over the car from me. He would keep it safe while I found a solution. And he did. As did the taxi driver who helped me go round finding spare tyres all around Surulere. Both of them became my guardian angels, telling me what to do, helping me change my tyres, assuring me I’d be fine. It still makes no sense to me, you know? It would have been more rewarding for Fatai to take my phone, my iPad or something from the car. What possesses a man who has no home, and hangs around bridges at night and even has no phone l to choose empathy / even if in hope of a tip / over easy theft? To commit to helping a stranger in the middle of the night, and to keep his word? I am glad for the burst tyres. I seriously am. Any experience that refreshes my faith in the human spirit is a gift. /// Including my team members – three of them – who insisted on coming out at 3am to help. Thank you, Jesus for sending me angels. I live for moments like this!”