Nigerian business tycoon,

Alakija made this known at the Excellence in Leadership program, an annual event organised by Daystar Christian Centre, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The billionaire who said she would have loved to attend the university if she had the opportunity said might have come out with not so good grades.

In her words: “I would have loved to go to the university as we all know that university education is good but some of us who have not gone, it is not the end of the world."

Continuing, the founder of the Rose of Sharon said: “If I had the opportunity of going to the university, maybe I would have come out with a second class upper or lower but that didn’t happen; that wasn’t to be my destiny. Having put my foot in the door, I decided I was not going to turn back.

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“A lot of things have been said about me, some say I sold my way to the top; I remember that the headline of one of the national dailies in the country once said ‘Hairdresser given an oil block’. So I even became a hairdresser, one of the many names I was given,” she said.

Alakija said she was able to attain her present position because she was determined and ready to pay the price that came with all the challenges she’s had to surmount.