Africa's risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not really very good at telling our own story. But things are changing and people are beginning to understand that things are going very, very well.

— Aliko Dangote

The most inspiring Aliko Dangote quotes that will activate your inner potential

In the journey to success, tenacity of purpose is supreme.


Let me tell you this and I want to really emphasize it.

..nothing is going to help Nigeria like Nigerians bringing back their money. If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.


To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it.

One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand “Dangote,” which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities.


To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big.


I need a visa in almost 38 countries, which means an American has more access into Africa than myself.


You could easily tell that hardwork and perseverance go hand in hand with patience. We often hear people say patience is worth it, yet we don't practice it. I did and look how well it worked out for me.


Nigeria is one of the best-kept secrets.


Don't kill the competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on your toes.


I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working.

I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It's hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don't rest until I achieve something.


Manufacture, don't just trade. There is money in manufacturing even though it is capital intensive. To achieve a big breakthrough, I had to start manufacturing the same product I was trading on; which is commodities.


When you have made it in life, you must give back to those who made you.


Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems, before retiring home


About Aliko Dangote

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Business magnate
Birthday April 10, 1957

In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.


Endeavor to work as hard as possible to attain a new aim with each day that comes by. Don't go to bed until you have achieved something productive


Passion is what drives me forward. Passion is what makes me go to bed at 2am and wake up at 6am.


I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me 30 years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.


After my death, I want to be remembered as Africa's greatest industrialist.


If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive