Hajia Bola Muinat Shagaya is a popular Nigerian entrepreneur and Fashion enthusiast born on October 10, 1959.
Hajia Bola originally hails from Ilorin, Kwara State part of Nigeria.
Her father, Emenike Moba was a Nigerian public servant while her mother, Adut Makur was a Sudanese seamstress.
Hajia Bola Shagaya Profile
- Full Name: Hajia Bola Muinat Shagaya
- Date of Birth (Birthday): October 10, 1958
- Nationality: Nigeria
- Religion: Muslim
- Occupation: Entrepreneur
- Father: Emenike Moba
- Mother: Adut Makur
- Contact: Unknown
She attended Queens School Ilorin for her secondary education and studied Economics and Accountancy at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Armstrong College in California respectively.
She also went to the Harvard Business School in the United States.
Hajia has been recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneur in Nigeria and Africa at large just like Folorunsho Alakija.
Hajia Bola had worked at the Audit Department at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
She left CBN in 1983 and joined the commercial business sector and began importaion and distribution of photographic materials such as Roll papers, films and chemicals under the name, Bolmus International Limited in Nigeria.
She registered Fotofair Nigeria in 1997 and opened a photo laboratory service on Victoria Island Lagos while using hundred percent Japanese technology under the Konica brand name.
And now, Fotofair boast of over thirty photo laboratories in different parts of the country.
She is the managing director of one of the largest distributors of base oil in Nigeria, Practoil while meeting the needs of the local lubricant blending plants.
Hajia Bola got married to Alhaji Shagaya, a kwara state based transport mogul. Their union is blessed with six children namely; Sherif Shagaya, Hakeem Shagaya, Deeja Shagaya, Naieema Sgahaya, Amaya Roberts Shagaya and Adeena Roberts Shagaya.
Awards & Recognition
Hajia has been recognized for her effort in the industry and it include:
- Member of the Order of Niger (2010)
- Forbes’ Ten Millionaires to Watch in Africa (2012)
- National Productivity Order of Merit Award (2012)
- Award for Excellent by ThisDay Annual Awards (2012)
She owns a conglomerate with holdings in real estate, banking, oil and gas, photography and communications companies.
Hajia Bola Shagaya is one of the most influential woman in Africa with an estimated net worth of $630 million.