Just as 2020 ended, scandals ushered Nigerian industrialist, Aliko Dangote, into the new year. Dangote is a Nigerian businessman, known for being the wealthiest person in Africa, and the richest Black person worldwide, with a net worth of $13.5 billion. “Dangote” stood firmly on the trends table of Nigerian twitter over the weekend. This is owing to mixed reactions, attacks and counter attacks that followed certain allegations thrown at the billionaire.
It all started when an American restaurateur, Bea Lewis, on Friday, January 1, 2021 alleged that Nigerian Dangote, dated her and broke her heart in ‘‘1000 pieces’’. This allegation broke the internet. Her account has so far grown by over 13,000 followers and counting. However, Lewis also appeared to be praising him for changing her perspective over the course of 2020 in the post.
Things quickly took some interesting turn
Another lady, using the handle, Allarounda1, took to her Instagram page, to upload evidence of Dangote denying his involvement with Lewis. She claimed to be Dangote’s current girlfriend. In an attempt to clean his name from the mess earlier created, she posted video of Dangote’s buttocks. The video, that quickly went viral, showed Dangote draped in an orange blanket while fiddling with his mobile phone amidst clearly exposed buttocks.