The Arise Fashion Week which was held recently hosted a couple of big shots in the society and the fashion industry, and also some top shot business moguls. Nigerian oil billionaire, Femi Otedola and American supermodel, Naomi Campbell were in attendance and were pictured together.
This isn’t the first time the two have been seen together. Sometime ago, they both attended an event where they took a picture together as seen above.
Femi Otedola posted the picture on Instagram with the caption;
“Fashion forward with @Naomi Congrats to #AriseFashionWeek … F.Ote $”
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Fashion forward with @Naomi 🧥 Congrats to #AriseFashionWeek … F.Ote💲
A post shared by Femi Ote💲 (@femiotedola) on Apr 22, 2019 at 5:03am PDT
About Femi Otedola:
Femi Otedola (born 4 November, 1962) is a Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products. Otedola is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalisation of the sector in Nigeria.
Otedola was born in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, south west Nigeria, into the family of the late Sir Michael Otedola, Governor of Lagos State from 1992 to 1993. As a child he always wanted to be a Reverend Father but his business instinct started quite early. Otedola said:
“I had my first business at the age of six. It was called FEMCO. I would offer to groom my parents’ guests’ nails. Then, write a receipt and charge them for my service. They paid me too. I always had an interest in business.” In 1994, Otedola established CentreForce Ltd, specialising in finance, investments and trading. Otedola is also the owner of Swift Insurance.
Otedola is chief executive and president of SeaForce Shipping Company Ltd and was at one point Nigeria’s largest ship owner after extending control over the distribution of diesel products. One of his ships, a flat bottomed bunker vessel with a storage capacity of 16,000 metric tonnes, was the first of its kind in Africa.
In January 2006, Otedola was appointed a non-executive director of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, a multi-sectoral conglomerate established in 2004 by then-President Obasanjo to respond to market opportunities requiring heavy capital investment in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa. He held this post until February 2011.
Otedola has made a number of real estate investments, including a N2.3 billion acquisition in February 2007 by Zenon of Stallion House in Victoria Island in Lagos, from the Federal Government. The following month he was appointed chairman of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and tasked with driving its expansion and upgrade to a seven star faciility. He is the owner of FO Properties Ltd.
Otedola has been reported to be a financier of the People’s Democratic Party and is said to have contributed N100 million to President Obasanjo’s re-election expenses in 2003. He was a close ally of President Goodluck Jonathan.
He has served as a member of the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) since 2004, and the same year was appointed to a committee tasked with developing commercial relations with South Africa. In 2011, Femi Otedola was appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to Nigeria’s National Economic Management Team.
About Naomi Campbell:
Naomi Elaine Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is a British model, actress, and businesswoman. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself amongst the most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s and was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry and the international press.
In addition to her modelling career, Campbell has embarked on other ventures, which include an R&B-pop studio album and