Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is now 63 years old. But don’t let his age fool you into thinking he’s put his love ambitions on hold. He appears to be on the search for a new bride. The self-made billionaire has already gone through two marriages and divorces. He has three daughters and an adopted son from his previous two marriages, all of whom are successful in their way.
Sylvia Nduka and Aliko Dangote’s Supposed Relationship
Dangote was rumored to be romantically involved with Slyvia Nduka, the 2011 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, in 2012. Sylvia added fuel to the fire by changing her Instagram handle to Sylvia Nduka AD, which many assumed stood for Aliko Dangote.
None of the parties, however, have responded to the rumors.
Even so, there were plenty of theories. According to Encomium. ng, an insider concluded that the rumors were untrue and disproved some of the hearsay’s foundations. The rumors were “figments of fertile imagination,” according to the source, who added that Dangote and Sylvia had never met and were not even friends.
Aliko Dangote is on the lookout for a new business partner
While Dangote’s relationship with Sylvia has not been confirmed, the billionaire has indicated a desire to find a mate and start a family, or so it appears. Dangote remarked in an interview with the Financial Times that his work schedule was interfering with his romantic life. He claimed that committing to someone while working on projects was pointless.
I’m not going to get any younger. Sixty years is no laughing matter. However, if you don’t have the time, it’s pointless to go out and find someone. Things are quite active right now since we have a refinery, petrochemicals, fertilizer, and a gas pipeline.
Then he hinted at a wish to delegate his responsibilities to focus on his romantic life, saying things like:
I need to relax a little. I’m attempting to distance myself from some of the forums. It appears that Africa’s wealthiest guy is looking to settle down with a new companion shortly.
Dangote has three daughters from previous marriages, as well as an adopted son
Dangote is said to have married four times and has fifteen children. The stories, on the other hand, are false. The business magnate has only been married twice and has three children as well as an adoptive son.
His first wife is Zainab, whom his parents chose by local custom. In 1977, Dangote married her at the age of 20. Mariya and Halima, their two daughters, were born to them as a couple.
He married Mariya Muhammad Rufai, the daughter of the former Bauchi State Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Human Services, after his first divorce. Fatima is their only child together.
Abdulrahman Fasasi, Dangote’s son, was also adopted.
Apart from his two marriages, the billionaire is said to have fallen in love with Nafisat Yar’Adua, the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua’s daughter. She, on the other hand, is said to have declined to marry Dangote since she is acquainted with his daughter.
Aliko Dangote’s Children Are Business Owners As Well
Dangote’s three daughters all studied overseas and are shareholders in the Dangote Group. Mariya Dangote, his daughter, is a businesswoman who works as the group’s senior manager.
Dangote Industry Limited’s executive director is Halima Dangote. She is the President of the Board of the Africa Centre in New York, a board member of Endeavor Nigeria, and a member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) organization. Fatima, his youngest daughter, founded Cupcake Factory Lagos. Jamil Abubakar, a pilot and the son of a former Inspector-General of Police, married her in 2018.
Abdulrahman Fasasi, Dangote’s adoptive son, is a wealthy businessman like his daughters.
Aliko Dangote has stated that he will purchase Arsenal Football Club
Arsenal Football Club is a passionate and devoted fan of the millionaire.
He has stated year after year that he will take control of the football club, even stating that 2020 will be the year he will carry out his plan. He stated that after finishing the refinery project Dangote Refinery (which is predicted to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once completed), he would return to football. However, the proposal is currently on hold due to Dangote’s business objectives.