Okonjo-Iweale, Femi Otedola win big in Africa, recongnised as some of the best

Okonjo-Iweale, Femi Otedola win big in Africa, recongnised as some of the best

- Femi Otedola, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Folorunsho Alakija have been named among 100 reputable Africans for their extraordinary qualities

- Strong on the list are people like Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia's prime minister and a former VC in Ghana

- In reaction to the news, Otedola showed how very grateful he is to make the honourable list

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Femi Otedola, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Folorunsho Alakija have all made the list of 100 most reputable Africans by Reputation Poll International

Otedola reacted to the news of on Wednesday, July 29 saying that he feels very honoured to be mention among many on the continent.

The honour is also coming at the time Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former minister of finance, is vying for the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

To show how a strong contender she is for the WTO position, the federal government staunchly defended its support for her.

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Alakija is a billionaire businesswoman whose business interest covers areas like oil, fashion, real estate, and printing.

According to the information on the organization’s website, the 2020 list features 47 women and 53 men from different sectors like advocacy, entertainment, education, and leadership.

It should be noted that the organization describes itself as a leading global reputation management firm. It rolls out the list every year.

Also prominent among those on the list are Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, former VC of the University of Cape Coast, Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang.

When Otedola disclosed the news on Twitter that he was picked by the poll, many reacted to the development.

A collage showing the three Nigerians on the list. Photos sources: Wikipedia/Business Year

A collage showing the three Nigerians on the list. Photos sources: Wikipedia/Business Year
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Below are some of the ways people reacted to the news:

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Otedola, a Nigerian billionaire and father of DJ turned singer Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, promised to provide a full-ride scholarship to the university level for a little girl.

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The billionaire made the decision after the unidentified little girl was spotted singing his daughter's latest song.

Otedola shared the video, telling his daughter to find the girl to fulfill his promise of providing for her education.

Otedola's daughter, who is popularly known by her stage name DJ Cuppy, recently released the song titled Gelato. DJ Cuppy featured rapper Zlatan in the song where she mentioned her dad's name several times.

In a viral video days after Gelato was released, an unidentified girl was spotted singing the chorus where DJ Cuppy mentioned her dad's name.

The girl was also seen wearing headphones while pretending to handle a piano like a disc jockey's turntable.

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