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20 Nigerian Entrepreneurs That Built The Most Successful Family Business by Erib2: 9:22am On Mar 27, 2021
20 Nigerian Entrepreneurs That Built the Most Successful Family Business

Nigerian entrepreneurs have successfully stamped their feet in the business world globally. Entrepreneurs from Nigeria have been able to build successful family businesses that can readily compete with businesses anywhere in the globe. They have been able to prove their worth over the years little wonder in the past years we have had some Nigerian business moguls listed amongst the Forbes list for rich and influential people, THECONSCIENCEng reports.

It is no longer news that Nigeria is one of the most difficult places to build businesses according to reliable statistics. Entrepreneurs in Nigeria go beyond providing capital for starting their businesses to providing water, power and security for themselves. Despite these challenges, some diligent and die hard entrepreneurs have still gone ahead to build successful family businesses. Here is a list of 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs that have built the most successful businesses in Nigeria

Chief Peter Epete Ibru
Ibru was one of the remarkable Nigerian Entrepreneurs. He pioneered the Ibru business dynasty that started at about 1956 in Lagos Nigeria. He started his frozen fish distribution business alongside his wife Madam Janet in Lagos. The introduction of their son Michael Ibru and the rest of their children played a major role in the success they achieved in the early 1950s/1960s. Their business cut across the media, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas, construction, Real Estate et al. Notable amongst their businesses are The Guardian Newspaper, Sheraton Hotels and Suites, Four Point Hotel, etc. Recently Oskar the first son of Michael Ibru became the leader of the next generation of the Ibru business dynasty.

Alhassan Dantata
Dantata is one of the remarkable Nigerian Entrepreneurs. People all over the world celebrate Aliko Dangote as the richest black man in the world today because of the legacy his uncle built. Alhassan Dantata was indeed an embodiment of a thorough bred businessman. Dangote derived his business DNA from his grand uncle Alhassan Dantata. Dantata started out exporting Kola nuts, beads, necklaces and later he became a major exporter of groundnut from Nigeria to Europe. He became successful as an entrepreneur and he was able to establish Alhassan Danata and Sons.


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