It is always inspiring to hear the success stories of the rich and famous and hearing Aliko Dangote’s humble beginnings is no different. Africa’s most successful industrialist, Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has been talking to the BBC about his journey to success.
Speaking to Africa Business Report‘s Lerato Mbele, the first African to enter top 25 on Forbes Richest List reminisces on how he turned a loan from his grandfather into a business which spanned cement, sugar, flour and salt.
In this exclusive, he also talks about his latest venture to build a $9bn petroleum refinery in his native Nigeria – and avoiding corruption in the process.
Also discussing corruption in Nigeria, Dangote added, “[Corruption] disturbs business, but it does not stop it totally.”