One of Africa’s richest female billionaires, Folorunso Alakija has shared a very motivational story about her life. The woman revealed that she came from a Muslim home and was 8 out of 52 children.
Writing on her social media page, Alakija said that made her money without any university degree.
She wrote: “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.”