Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, (born March 5, 1937, Abeokuta, Nigeria), Nigerian general, politician, and diplomat, who was the first military leader in Africa to hand over power to civilian rule. He served as ruler of Nigeria (1976–79) and as president (1999–2007).
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
The richest black woman in the world Mrs Folorunsho Alakija is a businesswoman from Nigeria. She is a business tycoon involved in the fashion, oil and printing industries. She is the Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited and Digital Reality Prints Limited and the Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.
Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija
Bola Ahmed Tinubu is on democracy’s front line in Nigeria. A former student of Richard J. Daley College in Illinois, Tinubu is the former governor of Lagos state, a region with the largest city in the most populous country in West Africa. His mission is reconstruction, renewal, and the establishment of a new state. His administration is striving to improve education, health care, roads and other public services.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu
He is the richest man in the west African country of Ghana. As the executive chairman of Jonah Capital, a company with involvement in mineral resources, real estate, agriculture, finance as well as oil and gas. Dr Sam Jonah has also been President of AngloGold Ashanti, a global mining and marketing company, and became the Chief Executive of Ashanti Goldfields at a young age of 36. In this position, Dr Jonah expanded the business immensely, increasing productivity and made history by listing in the New York Stock Exchange.
Dr Sam Jonah
Christoffel Wiese is one of the World’s most successful businessmen, Chairman of Invicta Holdings Ltd, Chairman of Pepkor, Controlling shareholder of Shoprite holdings Ltd Africa’s largest retailer and serves on the board of numerous companies.
Billionaire South African, Sexwale, holds positions in many international organisations, such as President of the South African/Russian Business, Technological and Cultural Association and Vice President of the South African/Japanese Business Forum. He is also an Honorary Consul General of Finland in South Africa.
Mosima “Tokyo” Sexwale
The retail Giant, Richard John Pelwana Maponya, “the father of black retail” in South Africa, is an entrepreneur and property developer who, over the years, has established a substantial business empire in the Johannesburg suburb of Soweto
In 1980 he started the Shalom Ministries to preach in his local community. Over time he has become a full time evangelist while the farm is now being run mostly by both his sons. In 1998 Angus wrote a book about his life, “Faith Like Potatoes”, the book was turned into a film of the same title in 2006. Angus Buchan’s Ordinary People is a 2012 semi-biographical film that tells the story of the growth of Buchan’s ministry from the 1970s to the present, and that of three fictional characters.
Mr Grant has worked with a number of private and public institutions, including the Bank of Ghana, Cal Bank and later Databank, where he held a number of senior positions, including Executive Director.
Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, commonly known as Angélique Kidjo, is a Grammy Award–winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos.
Liebmann is the founder and CEO of Propertuity, and is a property developer known for the development of The Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg. In 2009, he bought and redeveloped the building that is now known as Arts on Main. The area has subsequently grown to over 5 developments. He received an Halala Award in 2009 for Play Joburg (Arts on Main) and again in 2012 for Working and Buying Joburg (The Main Change).