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20 inspirational quotes from Folorunso Alakija – The richest black woman

Empowering quotes by Folorunsho Alakija, she is one of Africa’s most prominent businesswoman, philanthropist and devoted Christian. She is estimated to be the riches black woman in the world.

Her business interests involve in fashion, oil and printing industries. Mrs. Alakija is the vice-chairman of Famfa Oil and also managing director of the Rose Of Sharon Group foundation, which helps orphans and widows.

1. “I once dared to dream and if I could succeed, then so can you!” – Folorunso Alakija

2. “Persevere – Never give up! Today’s world enjoys electricity because of those who did not give up!” – Folorunso Alakija

3. “Rome was not built in a day. As you continue to struggle to make ends meet, somewhere, somehow, you will make it.” – Folorunso Alakija

4. “I did not start from here. I started on a small scale. When I was working for someone else, I spent my weekend buying and selling. I sold jewellery. I sold scarfs. My husband was also doing some buying and selling. Yet, he is a lawyer.” – Folorunso Alakija

5. “People should not just look at people who are on top. They should go and study how they got there and the challenges they had to face as they while climbing the ladder.” – Folorunso Alakija

6. “Ask yourself whose voice are you listening to? What you see in me is the result of prayer and hard work and obedience to the voice of God.” – Folorunso Alakija

7. “Just start small with what you have and you can grow the business.” – Folorunso Alakija

8. “Have a fruitful week you all, In Jesus name.” – Folorunso Alakija

9. “I never went to a university, and I am proud to say so because I don’t think I have done too badly.” – Folorunso Alakija

10. “We must learn NOT to be fearful or anxious about the future – fear restricts your ability to progress and reach your full potential in Christ.” – Folorunso Alakija

11. “I want to tell someone here today, that just as He (God) singled me out to bless in all areas of my life, He will do that same to you: if you listen to His voice. “– Folorunso Alakija

12. “I’m not working as a loner. God is kind; He is bringing the right people at the right time.” – Folorunso Alakija

13. “Work hard do not sit back and expect a miracle – there are no “Get Rich Quick Methods” with God.” – Folorunso Alakija

14. “In developed societies, technical people like plumbers are making a lot of money. Electricians and painters are making good money. Our youth should think in terms of what they can do with their hands.” – Folorunso Alakija

15. “It’s essential to draw up a “things to do” list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day’s list.” – Folorunso Alakija

16. “I am what you could refer to as a ‘workaholic’. I am diligent and resilient in everything that I do and have a motto that says ‘What is worth doing, is worth doing extremely well” – Folorunso Alakija


17. “Failure is a tool to get to the promise land. We all enjoy light today. Thomas Edison Failed a thousand times for us.” – Folorunso Alakija

18. “Don’t look for shortcuts.” – Folorunso Alakija

19. “We see people who are walking freely in sin but we need to turn and listen to the voice of God because with obedience comes blessings.” – Folorunso Alakija

20. “Our country faces many challenges, but I want to encourage you all not to focus on the issues plaguing us, rather see yourselves as the Change Agents of God that this country so desperately need.” – Folorunso Alakija


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