Just like we have lots of society women in Lagos who are doing well in their businesses, we also have them in Ibadan. Ibadan which is the largest city in West Africa. Ibadan has produced a huge number of successful businesswomen. Some of them have stores in different parts of the state. We have the fabric merchants, shoe merchant, jewellers and lots more but we will be focusing on popular rice merchants in Ibadan.
These beautiful babes are not only business women, but they are also fashionistas, but they are also seen both in Lagos and Ibadan social scene. Although they are based in Ibadan, they also attend big and classy Owambe’s in Lagos.
When you meet them at any function, their 18carat gold and luxury fabrics will leave you speechless. These big babes have also proven that they are not only good in doing business, but also have a very high taste when it comes to fashion.
We used to think only fabric merchants rock the hot lace, Swiss lace, HOH velvet and other expensive fabrics, we had to change our perception when we met them. They all rock expensive fabrics like they’re going out of fashion.
Some of them have been doing business for over 30 years and they still remain at the top of their game. There won’t be any other better name to start this list other than Chief Mrs. Ibilola Solaja popularly known as Madam Jumlar. Madam Jumlar who is one of the biggest rice merchants in Nigeria needs no introduction.
She is well known and respected in Ibadan and other parts of the country.
We are also not making any mistake if we call her the No 1 Rice Merchant in Nigeria. Apart from the fact that Madam Jumlar is the biggest and richest businesswoman in Ibadan, she is also very fashionable. Apart from her rice business, she is also into importation of vegetable oil, sugar and cement with a network in Nigeria which also includes the Federal Capital Territory. Over the years, she has been able to manage her business successfully and has also established other businesses that cut across the Oil sector, construction and farming.
Let us also tell you that Madam Jumlar has also engaged in several management courses in Nigeria and abroad to acquire more knowledge on how to manage her businesses successfully. She is also the Iyaloja of Daleko Market.
We should also emphasise more on her love for unique and huge 18carat gold, they are always eye-catching. Even when she chooses to rock coral beads mixed with 18carat gold and diamonds, she still always stands out.
Who doesn’t know the Agarawus in Ibadan? The person has to be new in Ibadan. Idowu Adepoju, wife of Agarawu is also one of the biggest rice dealers in Ibadan. Some call her ID Noble but she is popularly known as Aya Agarawu.
This beautiful and flawless babe has been in Rice business for over 18 years and she has more than 6 shops and warehouses in Ibadan. In case you don’t know, she is also the daughter of late Jubril Oye Siji Olagoke, he was the Aare of Ago-Are in Oyo State.
Aya Agarawu is also one of the top society women in Ibadan that spend big on 18carat gold. What about her love for luxury fabrics? It is second to none. She has earned the love of many because of her humble spirit. Despite her class and status, she remains very humble and friendly to everybody. Like we said earlier, she spares no cost in looking good.
Alhaja Folake Gbadamosi, brain-behind M3 Store in Gbagi Market is also a big rice dealer that should be mentioned. Firstly, let us talk about her beautiful skin and lovely physique. Those are some of the things that would attract anybody that sees her, coupled with the fact that she is also very fashionable.
M3 is one of the successful rice merchants in Ibadan that many people love to patronise. She has been doing the business for over 18 years and still remains very relevant and active in the business.
She has stores and warehouses in different places in Ibadan. She is also a lover of 18-carat gold. Even when she chooses to look simple, her 18carat gold is always on point. What about the popular Shina Ayomi in Gbagi Market, her real name is Oyenekan Olukemi Banke.
She has been in the business for over 15 years and due to her hard work, she has also established other shops in Gbagi market.
We should also not forget to mention the two lovely brothers.
Taiwo Oyesanmi and Kehinde Oyesanmi popularly known as T&K. They started their rice business 25 years ago at a very young age before they got married and they are still doing very well even after their marriage. They are one of the biggest rice dealers in Gbagi market because they own a very big store and warehouse. If you have heard of Anuoluwapo Store in Gbagi market, they are the brains behind it.
Adetoyese Atoyebi who is well known as “Iya Oba” is also a force to reckon with among Rice Merchants in Ibadan. Amoke Arioye who everybody calls “Iya Iwo” used to be the leaders of rice seller in Gbagi market before Oyenekan Olukemi Shina Ayomi moved to Gbagi market to continue her rice business and she became the leader.
Another beautiful society woman that is doing great in rice business is Iya Ola. She is one of the biggest rice merchants in Bodija.
She has her friends among the top society women in Lagos and Ibadan. Let us also add that she loves wearing 18carat gold.
Oluwatobi Mary should also be mentioned among the popular rice merchants in Ibadan. She started her business 30 years ago and she has been able to maintain the growth of her business.