Powerful Inspiring Folorunsho Alakija Quotes

Compilations of the 23 most Powerful Inspiring Folorunsho Alakija quotes.

Folorunsho Alakija, a Nigerian billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born on July 15, 1951. She has a background in fashion, oil, real estate, and printing.

Folorunsho Alakija is the Group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group, which includes The Rose of Sharon Prints and Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited, and Famfa Oil Limited.

Alakija also has a majority stake in DaySpring Property Development Company. Folorunsho Alakija was ranked Nigeria’s richest woman by Forbes in 2020, with a net worth of $1 billion.

According to Forbes, Alakija is the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Folorunsho Alakija Quotes

  1. “Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.”

 2. “Don’t look for shortcuts.”

3. “Thinking opens the doors to our minds and makes us receptive to the very idea of broadening our horizons and learning new things.”

4. “In all you do, always strive to acquire skills that make you stand out and excel.”

5. “A leader is a visionary who successfully carries others along to achieve a particular goal, within a specific time frame.”

6. “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.”

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

8. “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.”

Folorunsho Alakija quotes

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

10. “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.”

11. “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.”

12. “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.”

13. “Just start small with what you have and you can grow the business.”

14. “Never mind those who tell you to leave God out of your business, your business is God’s business.”

15. “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.”

16. “Don’t give up when things get tough, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient.”

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

18. “I once dared to dream and if I could succeed, then so can you.”

19. “Dream big. There is nothing seen that wasn’t imagined. There’s no overnight success. You have to start by dreaming big and working towards your goal.”

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

21. “Always see challenges as opportunities in disguise. It’s not really about how much we possess, but rather how well we manage and use what we are entrusted with.”

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

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

My favorite Folorunsho Alakija quotes are, “Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.” and “Don’t give up when things get tough, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient.”

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