Published on Jun 17, 2017
An interview with billionaire and founder of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote. In this interview Aliko discusses creating the Dangote Group and what drives him in business. Aliko also talks about his worst day in business and what he learnt from it.
2:42 Who is Aliko Dangote?
3:33 What has your journey been like?
4:40 Is that your approach to everything in life?
4:57 Rationale behind diversification strategy?
9:09 What drives you in business?
10:48 What has been your worst day in business?
18:06 Did you ever question yourself as a entrepreneur?
18:45 How much money did you lose?
19:44 Advice for young people?
22:35 What would you do if your not Africa’s richest man?
Interview Date: 10th June, 2016
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COMMENTS • 85
George Kariuki3 weeks ago
Great to see an African success story!
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Thierno Bah2 weeks ago
George Kariuki There are many just untold.
phlogiston6 days ago
I honestly don’t care about that. We are the judges because we were first. The only thing I care about is the assurance that our sacrifice didn’t go to waste. So far? I think it did.
Josh Hawley3 weeks ago
Great interview, but who is the absolute idiot putting this shite music in the background???
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Zeus HERULIS2 days ago
Josh Hawley – most of her personal questions were feminine based. Fear of waking up not being the richest” . “My worst day” what a title for a programme.
She is not sophisticated enough to frame and just ask basic fundamental questions like the genesis of the big idea ( Dangote conglomerate) his driving ambition and goals, challenges faced during the early years and along the way, the upward progression of his business and the realisation of the break through of success and diversification. The scale of his philanthropic foundations activities and achievements gained so far, future projections and finally inspirational advice to the African youth and the new young African entrepreneurs venturing in business industries in Africa and around the globe.
Abiodun oluseyi1 day ago
But then.That is not right but the simple fact of the matter is that the folllowing ways of the Nigerian constitution have it that the following summmation must be true.
King Mohammed2 weeks ago
I’m from Ethiopia and I have great respect and appreciation for this extraordinary son of Africa!!
George Bukenya12 hours ago
King Mohammed Indeed
Marlon Griffith3 weeks ago
great interview…there needs to be more blacks getting on board…america prints money…u have the real wealth…time to take control of your own…the time is now..surge forward Africa
talk2me9ja2 weeks ago
Marlon Griffith: I agree.
Airy Angels3 weeks ago
I’m very inspired. He is definitely one that many can look up to.
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Agboka D5K1 week ago
Respect the black woman and stop being a “kid”
Nyakahuma Joshua1 day ago
Lol you deserve a bear
henrycwcw3 weeks ago
what the hell, the music is so distracting.
Victor Muthoka3 weeks ago
Saw this some months ago. My most impacting Dangote interview ever. You’re looking for 11:08 for his worst day in business. This is the prototype that African entrepreneurs need to step up to.
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Victor Muthoka3 weeks ago
+Trance Kowhai Addistionally, there is a slew of entrepreneurs looking to make returns AND social impact who’s biggest challenge is majorly capital. So any interested party can find qualified, skilled local partners w/ a similar culture fit geared towards the same goal.
Trance Kowhai1 week ago
+Victor Muthoka that’s great to hear. Social enterprises are great because, yes they are for-profit companies, but, they help out so many people.
LordDecimus3 weeks ago
Put the music lower next time if possible. Couldn’t listen to it in the office.
NebkadBible2 weeks ago
Thanks for the content.
Only if the background music could be done away with.
Batman Summer2 weeks ago
Nigeria is Africa’s only hope of Superpowerdom. If Nigeria fails Africa suffers.
RobertsDigital3 days ago
Nigeria can only become a Superpower if the people become humble and work hard. Nigerians are generally very arrogant thinking they are the best and for that reason their routes to success is always destroyed. At this very moment, Nigeria’s future is very uncertain. They have not learnt anything. The people are too over- religious and super fake in their religious practices. They are so nonchalant about development and think that God will descend from heaven to make Nigeria progress while they sit down and do nothing. There are many things wrong with Nigeria but I’ll have to say their arrogance is the biggest one.
Raphael Griffiths2 weeks ago
The background music is so unnecessary gosh
Samme Samme-nlar1 day ago (edited)
People need to stop complaining about the music in background. This is typical Nigerian, even nollywood movies have audio sound problems. Common, this is a Nigerian way of production.
hneufvil2 weeks ago
Whoever’s idea it was to put this annoying music in the interview should be fired.
nonyagbo2 weeks ago
Nothing is Impossible, we will lead and we will continue to lead – Leaders don’t accept a possibility of failures – You Inspire me my Mentor.
Joseph Akinpelu2 weeks ago
I love this Mr. Aliko is a real entrepreneur building long-term project with short-term fund, he has heart that is why is building the bridge with BOI…….good work sir
Leon Henry2 weeks ago
Top man go for Nigeria & Africa
Warawara Hlatshwayo2 days ago
We Africans are the only ones who can make Africa great!!! That statement said at 10:00 is on point! Unless we lead!! I hear you sir!…
jesus lord1 week ago
this man is thife zoo Nigeria
dbodunde1 week ago
Aliko Dangote is part of the long line of Hausa muslims from Kano , starting with his grand father Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, who have benefitted from government and political connections and have continuously stripped Nigeria of its wealth, getting closed government contracts , having access to bank facilities not available to anyone else, seaport fees getting waived , not paying the correct duties on imports, and being able to import supposedly banned items without any penalty. Aliko Dangote is no Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. I commend him for doing well for HIMSELF, but please don’t be fooled, if this is truly an African success story, then we are in more trouble than I thought.
abdulrahaman s.ayyub1 week ago
dude don’t be salty
chimy Young Doc1 week ago
dbodunde dangote would not have been were he is today ,if he were of igbo tribe,it’s not about tribe,but he rose up from the bad governments of the Hausas ,he got every thing for free,one man that imports all every thing for a 180 people ,fix what ever price,killing other small businesses,and that’s why they hate to restructure Nigeria, there are so many serious igbo and yoruba business men ,100 times better and well educated than dangote ,but being a northerners ,supporting bad governance in Nigeria
talk2me9ja2 weeks ago
He is adding value to society. Right now his product is building roads in my state making my state beautiful. It is not about swindling money from people and talking being wealthy.