Famzing Time: Africa’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote Joins Twitter

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Africa’s billionaire philanthropist and one of the richest men in the world, Aliko Dangote has gone digital, joining social media site Twitter.

The business mogul who has become a household name in the manufacturing industry particularly in cement production used his inaugural tweet to welcome everyone into the New Year and encouraged his followers to keep the conversation going.

“Glad to be on Twitter. Wishing you all a prosperous New Year. Stay positively committed to achieving your dreams, nothing is impossible” January 1, 2014.

Africa’s richest black man has since followed the official twitter account of his organization, @DangoteGroup and some of his billionaire entrepreneurs, philanthropist and global thought leaders including Bill Gates, Jeff Immelt, Jack Welch, Gordon and Sarah Brown.

His handle is @AlikoDangote.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com


  1. Mr Dangote is a Nigerian who made his fortune in cement, flour and sugar, is worth an estimated $16bn (£10bn) and has topped the Forbes list of Africa’s richest men for the past three years.

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