Top 50 most successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria

WEEK 1 ~

Here are 50 of the most successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria, listed in no particular order:

  1. Aliko Dangote – Founder of Dangote Group, a diversified conglomerate with interests in cement, sugar, salt, flour, and more.
  2. Mike Adenuga – Founder of Globacom, a telecommunications company, and Conoil, an oil exploration company.
  3. Tony Elumelu – Founder of Heirs Holdings, a private investment firm, and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, which supports entrepreneurship in Africa.
  4. Folorunsho Alakija – Founder of Famfa Oil, an oil exploration company, and one of the wealthiest women in Africa.
  5. Jim Ovia – Founder of Zenith Bank, one of the largest banks in Nigeria.
  6. Abdulsamad Rabiu – Founder of BUA Group, a conglomerate with interests in cement, sugar, flour, and more.
  7. Oba Otudeko – Founder of Honeywell Group, a conglomerate with interests in flour milling, real estate, and more.
  8. Pascal Dozie – Founder of Diamond Bank, one of the largest banks in Nigeria.
  9. Leo Stan Ekeh – Founder of Zinox Technologies, a computer manufacturing company.
  10. Stella Chinyelu Okoli – Founder of Emzor Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria.
  11. Sam Adeyemi – Founder of Daystar Christian Centre, a megachurch in Lagos, and Success Power International, a leadership development organization.
  12. Dele Momodu – Founder of Ovation International, a magazine that covers African high society.
  13. Ben Murray-Bruce – Founder of Silverbird Group, a media and entertainment company.
  14. Adebayo Ogunlesi – Founder of Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm that invests in infrastructure projects.
  15. Jason Njoku – Founder of iROKOtv, an online platform for Nollywood movies.
  16. Nnamdi Ezeigbo – Founder of SLOT Systems Limited, a mobile phone retail chain.
  17. Cosmas Maduka – Founder of Coscharis Group, a conglomerate with interests in automobile sales, real estate, and more.
  18. Umaru Abdul Mutallab – Founder of First Bank of Nigeria, one of the oldest and largest banks in Nigeria.
  19. Mike Okiro – Founder of Mike Okiro Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports education and entrepreneurship.
  20. Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma – Founder of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing, a Nigerian automobile manufacturer.
  21. Austin Avuru – Founder of Seplat Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration company.
  22. Ladi Delano – Founder of Bakrie Delano Africa, a private equity firm that invests in African startups.
  23. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq – Founder of First Fuels, an oil marketing company.
  24. Jimoh Ibrahim – Founder of Global Fleet Group, a conglomerate with interests in aviation, real estate, and more.
  25. Chris Ubah – Founder of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, a Nigerian football club, and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, an oil marketing company.
  26. Ibukun Awosika – Founder of The Chair Centre Group, a furniture manufacturing and retail company.
  27. Folusho Phillips – Founder of Phillips Consulting, a management consulting firm.
  28. Wale Tinubu – Founder of Oando Plc, a Nigerian oil and gas company.
  29. Olusegun Obasanjo – Former Nigerian President and Founder of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential
  1. Tonye Cole – Co-Founder of Sahara Group, an energy and infrastructure conglomerate.
  2. Amina Odidi – Co-Founder of Clinix Healthcare, a healthcare provider in Nigeria.
  3. Jason Chukwuma Njoku – Founder of IROKOtv, a Nigerian online entertainment platform.
  4. Michael Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy) – Founder of Mavin Records, a Nigerian record label.
  5. Uche Pedro – Founder of BellaNaija, an online media platform.
  6. Seyi Tinubu – Founder of Loatsad Promomedia, an outdoor advertising company.
  7. Kunle Olukotun – Founder of Afara Partners, a venture capital firm.
  8. Seun Osewa – Founder of Nairaland, a Nigerian online forum.
  9. Kunmi Otitoju – Co-Founder of Mavis Computel, an ICT solutions provider.
  10. Sim Shagaya – Founder of, an online shopping platform.
  11. Tomi Davies – Founder of Lagos Angel Network, an angel investment firm.
  12. Linda Ikeji – Founder of Linda Ikeji Blog, a Nigerian news and entertainment blog.
  13. Nkemdilim Begho – Founder of FutureSoft, an ICT solutions provider.
  14. Ndidi Nwuneli – Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting, an agricultural consulting firm.
  15. Gbenga Oyebode – Founder of Aluko & Oyebode, a law firm.
  16. Tunde Folawiyo – Chairman of Yinka Folawiyo Group, a diversified conglomerate.
  17. Ola Orekunrin – Founder of Flying Doctors Nigeria, an air ambulance service.
  18. Jide Ipaye – Founder of Keexs, a Nigerian footwear brand.
  19. Obinwanne Okeke – Founder of Invictus Group, an investment and advisory firm.
  20. Ronke Bamisedun – Founder of BWL Agency, a Nigerian PR and communications firm.
  21. Akin Alabi – Founder of NairaBET, a Nigerian online sports betting platform.

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