Aliko Dangote’s Wife: What We Know About Her

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What do we know about Aliko Dangote’s wife?

Aliko Dangote is one of the most prominent business figures in Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large. He’s known for his business doggedness and how he has permeated different industries.

However, when it comes to his relationship life, there is so little information that the general public knows little.

We will share the information we’ve gleaned about his wife from our findings.

The current richest black man on earth with a net worth of $13.4 billion and ranked 132nd (as of 29/7/2022) in the list of the richest people in the world, Aliko Dangote has been in two marital relationships so far. That is, he has already married two times.

Wives of Aliko Dangote

The two women below are known to be the wives of Aliko Dangote:

1. Hajia Zainab

2. Mariya A D Muhammad Rufai

Now, let’s take a look at some information about their union.

Aliko Dangote’s Wife: Hajia Zainab

Aliko Dangote had his first wife, Hajia Zainab, in 1977 when he was only 20. Different sources mentioned that the young woman was betrothed to him.

The union between Aliko Dangote and his first wife produced two female children but their marriage eventually hit the brick wall.

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Aliko Dangote’s Wife: Mariya A D Muhammad Rufai

Going forward, Dangote didn’t relent in his pursuit of marital love. He married his second wife, Mariya, a few years later.

Mariya A D Muhammad Rufai is a businesswoman and the daughter of a former Commissioner for Women Affairs and Human Services in Bauchi State. However, his previous experience came into play again – they divorced.

Aliko Dangote and Nafisat Yar’adua

The report has it that the business mogul fell in love with Nafisat Yar’adua, the daughter of the late former President of Nigeria, Umaru Musa Yar’adua; of course, he proposed, but her response wasn’t favorable.

She didn’t consent to the request of Aliko Dangote. This is most likely because Nafisat and Dangote’s daughter are friends.

Nafisat Yar’adua eventually married the former governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Isa Yuguda, in 2009. The marriage made Nafisat, a 21-year-old young lady then, the fourth wife of the former governor.

Aliko Dangote and Sylvia Nduka

In 2012, there were speculations around his engagement with Sylvia Nduka, an ex-beauty queen.

Sylvia Nduka was sometimes spotted living a luxurious life, such as cruising with Aliko Dangote’s jet. Also, it was mentioned that she had already made changes to her name on Instagram, adding ‘AD’ to the back of Sylvia Nduka. AD here means Aliko Dangote. However, later reports said the relationship no longer exists.

Aliko Dangote and Bea Lewis

Bea Lewis is an African-American. She’s a businesswoman and a model. On the 1st of January, 2021, she claimed on her Twitter account that she had a relationship with Aliko Dangote. Also, she made it known that Dangote influenced her positively in the area of her work ethic and patience.

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Aliko Dangote and Autumn Spikes

If you think you’ve seen enough of the relationship life of Aliko Dangote, you probably need to add this to the list.

Autumn Spikes also claimed she had an affair with the business egghead. Probably in a way to back up her claims, she publicly shared a picture of herself and Aliko Dangote. The picture shared should be a private file because it shows buttocks of Aliko.

As a result of this seemingly public embarrassment, Aliko Dangote sued Autumn Spikes for “defamation and a breach of the agreement.” Currently, we don’t have an update on the status of their relationship (if it ever existed).

Finally, under this category, it is not clear whom Aliko Dangote is currently going out with. Maybe he has a relationship with someone somewhere; we are not sure because there is no trace of that.  

Aliko Dangote’s Children

Here we have 4 of Aliko Dangote’s children, namely:

1. Mariya Dangote

She’s the firstborn and first daughter of Dangote. That is, she’s the daughter of the first wife of Aliko Dangote, Hajia Zainab. She’s well learned as she has already bagged a Masters’s degree from Coventry University, United Kingdom. Currently, there are not many details about her marital life.

2. Halima Dangote

This is the second child and second daughter of Aliko Dangote. Also, she’s the second daughter of Hajia Zainab, the first wife of Aliko Dangote. In addition, she’s currently an Executive Director at Dangote Group.

She studied Marketing at the American Intercontinental University in London and later proceeded to Webster Graduate School for her Masters.

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In 2008, Halima tied the knot with Sulaiman Sani Bello, and they both have two daughters currently.

3. Fatima Dangote

Aliko Dangote’s last daughter is Fatima, who is a lawyer and also a baker. She currently runs a factory where she churns out cupcakes in Lagos.

In her marital life, she married Jamil Mohammed Abubakar. Jamil is the son of the former Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Dikko Mohammed. Jamil is also a pilot.

4. Abdulrahman Fasaasi

Surprised about the surname, Fasaasi? Abdulrahman is a son of Aliko Dangote but not a biological son. He’s an adopted son but regarded as one of his children.

Aliko Dangote’s Wife

Aliko Dangote and his daughters

Conclusion: Aliko Dangote’s Wife: What We Know About Her

Do you now have a clue about Aliko Dangote’s wife? Of course, you should. In this article, we did not only discuss his marital life, but we also took a glimpse into the lives of his children.


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Godfrey Ogbo, the Chief Editor and CEO of AtlanticRide, merges his environmental management expertise with extensive business experience, including in real estate. With a master's degree and a knack for engaging writing, he adeptly covers complex growth and business topics. His analytical approach and business insights enrich the blog, making it a go-to source for readers seeking thoughtful and informed content.

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