Uju Catherine Ifejiaka Is one of the richest Nigerian women alive?
She belongs in the same league as other female billionaire business leaders like Stela Okoli of Emzor Pharmaceutical and Folorunsho Alakija.
She runs an oil and gas exploration company called Britannia-U.
To tell you how rich Mafam Uju is, her company owns three marginal oil wells, of which she owns 100% of the assets.
The three marginal oil wells that she owns are the Obigwe, Stop Creek, and Ajapa, and the three assets produce something between 5,000 and 10,000 barrels of crude oil daily.
Her oil and gas exploration company has offices in Ghana and the USA, and she has a shipping line as well.
She also operated in the downstream sector, as she owns a couple of filing stations in our country.
I think that she is one of the most successful female oil and gas operators of her generation.
It is a mystery to me that even with the wealth she controls, Uju, who is from Ogidi, Anambra State, is under the radar, as not many people know who she is.
Last month, her daughter got married to the love of her life at the Eko Hotel in Lagos.
A lavish, expensive society wedding that had Aliko Dangote in attendance and Flavour performing for the couple showed us a glimpse of Uju’s famed wealth.
Madam Uju is a wealthy woman.
A billionaire in naira and a dollar millionaire, but with that wealth
She still finds joy in going to the market to cook for her husband of her youth, Prof. Emmanuel Ifejiaka.
Yes! She is a busy woman, so time does not allow her to do it all the time, but she still tried to cook for the man any time she had free time in her hands, and she said it herself in the last interview she granted because, for her, it is nothing to be ashamed of, showing a woman who is grounded in family and things that matter.
The richest Nigerian woman alive, Folorunsho Alakija, cooks for her husband as well.
Alakija is far richer than her husband, but she takes joy in cooking for the man that she loves so much.
As a young man, imagine marrying a woman who sees cooking for her husband as a problem, evil and a patriarchal behaviour.