By NDi News & Current Affairs
Does entrepreneurship run in the blood?
Dupe Abiola, the daughter of Africa’s business mogul and billionaire the late Bashorun M.K.O Abiola was recently at the popular British Dragon show on BBC where she wowed the panelists with her charisma and business acumen. Dupe, a former British arttoney quit her job to start this new business. Her story is truly inspirational.
Miss Dupe Abiola, whose father, the President Elect of Nigeria was believed murdered in a high-wire conspiracy in which members of the Nigerian military elite have been repeatedly fingered, dazzled with her simplicity and doggedness She also revealed that she had to claw her way to success despite her father’s famed billions.
Bashorun Abiola was reputed as Africa’s number one philanthropist in his days. He contested and won election into the presidency of Nigeria but was denied the opportunity to assume leadership by a military junta led by Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, then self-styled military president.
Barely one month after the death of Sani Abacha, Abiola was believed murdered. Hamza Al Mustapha, the Chief Security Officer to Sani Abacha frantically gave evidence in support of this at the popular Oputa Panel. Hamza al–Mustapha was the Chief Security Officer of General Sani Abacha, military head of state of Nigeria from November 1993 to June 1998.