One of the richest people in Africa, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija has shared that God stopped her from wearing jewelry.
The oil magnate and billionaire businesswoman revealed this while speaking during a church service in Lagos on Sunday, November 28.
The Founder of Rose of Sharon Group narrated her ordeal, stating that it took ten days for God to stop her from using jewellery.
According to Church Times, she said,
“I used to love jewellery. I had all kinds and the jewellery had to match every cloth I wore. In those days I used to tell God not to take jewellery from me. If anybody had come to me and told me not to wear jewellery, I would not have listened to the person. I would have wondered where that person is coming from. But by the time God started dealing with me on it, I had no option but to do away with it.”
Alakija said the turning point began when she started bleeding from her ear lobe while she was sleeping.
“That night I just suddenly found I was bleeding from my ear lobe. I did not sleep with earrings that night so I wondered what could have caused the bleeding. My ear lobe became sticky. When soap touched it while I was having my bath, it was hurting,” she said.
A week before that experience, her younger sister had a dream in which she saw her ear lobe had cut.
“That dream was almost becoming a reality. At a particular time when we were praying, a nephew of mine asked if I put lipstick on my earlobe because it had become red. The experience was not funny. But to cut a long story short, it took ten days for God to deal with me. Finally, I gave it up. Now I am free,” she added.