Ibukun Awosika

Nigerian business magnate

Ibukun Awosika (born 24 December 1962), is a Nigerian entrepreneur and writer. She currently serves as Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria.

Ibukun Awosika


  • I come from a place where there are opportunities staring you in the eye, but it's looking for the people who have the heart and the courage to do it and do it right.
  • Sometimes you have to take a hard decision and when you take such a decision, you have to stand by it. It’s not everybody who sees what you are seeing.
  • As a people, we have the power of choice. We get to choose who we are, what we become, and what we do.
    • [1] In her talk at Global Leadership Summit, 2021.
  • When you are pursuing your dreams and trying to leave a legacy, you will find help.
    • [2]During a Punch Newspaper Interview in 2016
  • There are Challenges everywhere you must have Tenacity; you must have the strength of character not to cheat.
    • [3] Ibukun Awosika Speaking on:Strength.
  • We will not stop until every Nigerian girl-child has found their voice and found their pocket.
    • [4] Speaking in an interview about herself (April 18 2018)
  • Financial services are the lifeblood of an economy, enabling households and businesses alike to save, invest, and protect themselves against risk.
    • [5] Speaking in an interview about herself (April 18 2018)
  • Success in financial inclusion entails reaching these users with products that can significantly improve financial lives.
    • [6] Speaking in an interview about herself (April 18 2018)

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