Expatriates are leading some of Nigeria’s biggest companies 

In Nigeria, foreign workers, who like to be called expatriates, live in the choicest areas and often times, lead some of the biggest firms.
Omolara Elemide

Meet the woman winning in a male-dominated paint market 

Omolara Elemide was recently appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of CAP Plc, the paint manufacturing subsidiary of Nigerian conglomerate, UAC of Nigeria Plc.
Sim Shagaya, Konga founder

How Sim Shagaya revolutionalised the traditional method of commerce in Nigeria

@SimShagaya is one of the few discerning people who have been able to use the opportunities provided by internet technology to become success stories in the Nigerian e-commerce space. 

Meet Mark Essien, the founder of Nigeria’s biggest hotel booking site

Mark Essien has since successfully managed hotels.ng to become the biggest hotel booking portal in Nigeria. Get familiar with his journey.
Bet9ja's Kunle Soname's profile

Meet Bet9ja’s co-founder, Kunle Soname, whose firm officially sponsors BBNaija

@Bet9jaOfficial founder, Kunle Soname is a sports enthusiast, who is an erudite investor in sporting activities in the country.

Akintola Williams, doyen of accountancy in Africa clocks 100 years

Akintola Williams is the doyen of accountancy in Nigeria. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he set up a chartered accountancy firm which gained markets in Nigeria.
Abdulwasiu Sowami, Forte Oil, Femi Otedola

Meet Abdulwasiu Sowami, the silent billionaire who acquired Forte Oil

Although, Femi Otedola’s decision to divest his shares in Forte Oil came as a surprise to many Nigerians, it was more surprising that it was acquired by Nigerian company, Prudent Energy & Services Limited, owned by a Nigerian businessman and oil mogul.
Moses Babatope

Meet Moses Babatope, the “frontliner” of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne

Both FilmOne and Filmhouse Cinema were co-founded by Babatope in December 2012. Ever since then, the companies have been major players in the Nigerian film industry.
June 12

M.K.O Abiola: From bank clerk to multi-millionaire CEO and national icon

The Abiola story is a tale of conviction, determination and demonstration of sagacity— how a young man who entered into business at the tender age of nine (selling firewood to neighbours) went on to study accounting, graduated with a first class degree and built a fortune worth millions of dollars doing business. #DemocracyDay
A Look back at Jay Z's Road to Billionaire Status

A Look back at Jay Z’s Road to Billionaire Status

Rappers have always been "singers" of truth. Little wonder when Jay-Z rapped in one of his songs that "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man", one could not but believe it.
Profiles of Nigeria's 12 first-time Governors and their states’ recent IGRs

Profiles of Nigeria’s 12 first-time Governors and their states’ recent IGRs

we are focusing on all the first time state governors and their states' Internally Generated revenue (IGR) figures. Will these men be able to manage the affairs of these states? Well, we will find out in the course of the next four years.
Segun Agbaje

Segun Agbaje: The award-winning CEO building a great African institution through digital transformation

When is a bank not a bank? That is a question Segun Agbaje, the multiple award-winning CEO and Managing Director of Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has been getting to grips with as he forges a new path for banking in Africa.
business executives who ventured into politics

Notable businessmen who changed the political game in 2019

In retrospect, we look back at the 2019 election, with special focus on some of the business executives who ventured into politics by running for various elective positions.
International Women's Day

On this day, we celebrate top Nigerian women in business

Today is International Women’s day, a global, annual event specially dedicated to celebrate women and their many accomplishments.
Ohara Pharmaceutical increases take in Fidson, Fidson and Ohara signs partnership, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Fidson list additional shares Fidson and GSK business partnership

Fidson’s plan to dominate the pharmaceutical space in the next 10 years

Fidson Healthcare Plc held a breakfast meeting with shareholders to provide details of a N3 billion rights issue. Nairametrics had an exclusive interview with the Founder/Managing...
Chief Executive Officers of NSE-listed companies

CEOs of some NSE companies that may declare losses for 2018 – Part 2

Last week, we brought you the first part of a list of some Chief Executive Officers of NSE-listed companies that may end up declaring losses for full-year 2018.
CEOs of NSE companies

CEOs of some NSE companies that may declare losses for 2018 (Part 1)

It is the dream of every shareholder to earn dividends at the end of every financial year. In fact, the whole essence of investing is to earn returns on investments.
Muhammad Amir Shamsi

Who is the CEO of Cadbury Nigeria Plc?

Ever wondered who the Chief Executive Officer of Cadbury Nigeria plc is? Well, he is Nairametrics’ CEO of the week. Get to know him.
Notable CEOs of Nigerian companies whose shares are below listing standard - Emeka Emuwa

Notable CEOs of Nigerian companies whose shares are below listing standard

Last week, the NSE announced that 18 companies are free float deficient and for that reason, have been classified as "below listing standard".
Africa's wealthiest billionaires

Nigerians occupy top spots on Forbes Magazine’s wealthiest African billionaires’ list

Forbes Magazine has published its 2018 list of Africa's richest billionaires. And as always, the list is consisted of regular names.
Top Nigerian business executives in 2018

These Nigerian business executives shaped the business environment in 2018 

The Nigerian business environment witnessed a lot of events in 2018. As always, major deals were signed; some of which facilitated growth and others, not so much.
Access Bank Plc, Nigeria's Creative Industry needs urgent financing from commercial banks to bridge unemployment gaps - Herbert Wigwe

How people doubted us because we were young – Herbert Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe, in an interview with Peace Hyde on My Worst Day, touches on a wide variety of issues.
Seplat Petroleum

This oil and gas billionaire has plotted his exit

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seplat Petroleum Development Company (commonly known as Seplat), Austin Avuru, seems to be planning ahead of his retirement. In an interview with Thisday Style Magazine,...

Meet the CEO of Nigerian company with the highest share price

A typical example of such stocks is Nestle Nigeria Foods Plc, which yesterday ended trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange at N1,485. The company's CEO is Mauricio Alarcon.
Aigboje Aig Imoukhuede

This billionaire has a major deal in the works

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede during the ASEA conference gave a rare insight into how himself and Herbert Wigwe bought and transformed Acess Bank.
Emeka Emuwa, Group CEO Union Bank Plc

CEO Profile: Six years later, has Emeka Emuwa revitalised Union Bank Plc? 

It’s been six years since Mr Albert Chukwuemeka Emuwa was appointed the Group Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank Plc.
Biola Alabi

Is Biola Alabi making Nollywood’s first Capital Market Movie?

Nollywood producer Biola Alabi may be working on Nigeria's first movie on the capital market. She disclosed this in an interview with Nairametrics on the sidelines of the just concluded 2018 ASEA conference.
Chang Yun Chun

Story of the world’s oldest billionaire will inspire you a lot

The world's oldest billionaire is 100-year old Chang Yun Chung. He is a shipping magnate who lives a private life and keeps away from the press.
Akin Alabi, Nairabet

Akin Alabi shows off multi-million naira Nairabet office building

Akin Alabi shares Nairabet office pictures to motivate Nigerian youths
Cosmas Maduka

How Cosmas Maduka moved from an Underaged apprentice to a multi-billionaire

Across the African continent, there are several stories of successful business tycoons. Some had strong financial boosts from their already wealthy families, while for others,