RICHEST WOMAN IN AFRICA, FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA, NARRATES HOW GOD BARRED HER FROM USING JEWELRY
Erstwhile richest woman in Africa and Chief Executive Officer of Famfa Oil Limited, Dr. Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, has recounted how God stopped her from using jewelry.
During her speech in a church service in Lagos on Sunday, November 28, 2021, the billionaire businesswoman made it clear that it took ten days for God to stop her from using jewelry.
“I used to love jewelry to the extent that I had all kinds and them and had to match every cloth I wore. In those days I used to tell God not to take jewelry from me. If anybody had come to me and told me not to wear jewelry, I would not have listened to the person. I would have wondered where that person is coming from. But by the time God started dealing with me on it, I had no option but to do away with it,” the Famfa Oil boss said.
According to the founder of The Rose of Sharon Foundation who is still one of the richest women in Africa, the decisive moment started when she started bleeding from her ear lobe while she was sleeping.
In her own words, “That night I just suddenly found I was bleeding from my ear lobe. I did not sleep with earrings that night so I wondered what could have caused the bleeding. My ear lobe became sticky. When soap touched it while I was having my bath, it was hurting.
“A week before that experience, my younger sister had a dream that she saw that my ear lobe had cut. That dream was almost becoming a reality. At a particular time when we were praying, a nephew of mine asked if I put lipstick on my earlobe because it had become red.
“The experience was not funny. But to cut a long story short, it took ten days for God to deal with me. Finally, I gave it up. Now I am free.”