Beautiful. Elegant. Amazing are some of the apt words to best describe this tall and pretty woman, Nana, the lovely wife of a foremost businessman, Femi Otedola. She forever remains a style icon of our time. The beautiful woman added another feather to her cap penultimate Sunday, 2nd when she turned 50. At 50, life surely begins for this lovely mother of 4. When you see her, you will be humbled by her softness and great humility with which she relates with people. Very accommodating and generous to a fault like her husband. She is living her life to the fullest being the wife of one the richest man in Nigeria. Nana’s style has always set the pace for many young women and she is always a party delight any day, any time. She is not one of the regular socialites you see around, but when you sight her at events, be sure it is topnotch. She wears expensive and luxury pieces from the best designers around the world and one of her most priceless possessions are her jewellery which is high-end precious stones. She is also a lover of shoes. This beautiful woman was hosted to a private party at her residence in London by her husband, Femi and 4 children. She was seen clad in a lovely brown attire and accessorized it with a pair of gold earrings. Despite that she lives a more quiet and conservative life, she hardly goes for parties and only attends the most important ones, her fashion and style have not reduced and that is why many still want to have a glimpse of her anytime she is at an event. Though her parents are Ghanaian but she was born in London and you may never know because she does not have similar skin colour like Ghanaians do.
Nana Otedola plays big in the dry cleaning business. She has her own dry cleaning enterprise known as garment care. The couple has one son and three daughters. One of their daughter Florence Otedola is known as DJ Cuppy. Another daughter Temi Otedola is a famous style blogger and designer.
Nana Otedola likes to travel together with her children. From time to time we can see their photos from such countries as France or Italy. She was born precisely on August 2nd, 1970. She started her business career in 2005 in the United Kingdom. Her longest appointment has been for 13 years in Fineshade Energy Limited. And today she holds a director position in her company. Her own business makes her one of the wealthiest women in Nigeria with a residence in the United Kingdom. Now you know where Nana Otedola is from and who she is. Otedola family shows the example of a successful life together, parenting and successful business.
Let’s take you back a bit, She made her first social appearance after many years out of the limelight at the unveiling of former beauty queen’s celebrity fitness and nutrition DVD that held at Medici in Lagos many years back. The hitherto scarce face of Nana Otedola was afterwards seen at few high profile weddings around Lagos where she strolled in and recorded her presence. Nana, no doubt, remains on the list of top celebrity women who wowed many fashion starlets and wannabes as at that time..
Saying she is a prosperous woman is stating the obvious because she is one of the most influencing women from African subcontinent. With less information regarding her career, her sole net worth cannot be assumed. However, her dry cleaning company fetches a sumptuous amount of thousands of dollars annually because of her high profiled clients. She must have gathered a tremendous sole net worth by her own.
Despite she is not a regular socialite, she has a very good and close friend whom she does business with. She was running her garment care business with her close friend, Adeola Bali who has also been described as a stylish, corporate amazon. Basically, hers is the case of brain and beauty, fashion and flair, grace and glamour. What do you expect for someone who is Nana’s friend and who can also manage the business with her. The person must be brainy.
Garment Care is the brainchild of Nana. It was set up sometime in the 90s by her hubby, Femi Otedola, Nigeria’s foremost oil magnate. In a time when most Nigerians cared little for washing machines, the power couple managed to make it work. Currently, Garment Care is the topmost dry-cleaning establishment in Africa.
She has been the strength of her husband and also helps to encourage the sustainability of the Sir Michael Otedola University Scholarship Awards Foundation.
-TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI