An Atlanta businesswoman, Bea Lewis, who claims to be the girlfriend of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said her relationship with him has helped her become a better person.
The supposed Dangote’s ex-girlfriend, Lewis, who posted on her Instagram page on December 31, said ” I dated the the richest black man in the world. He broke my heart in 1000 pieces.” She also wrote about how Dangote affected her business decisions and made her a better businesswoman.
Dangote, 63, is currently worth 12 billion dollars and runs chains of businesses in Nigeria and other African countries, including a refinery, nearing completion, in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos which is expected to refined over 650,000 barrels of crude per day (bpd) when completed.
Bea Lewis, 33, a chef based in Atlanta, USA, is the founder of supper series Hush Dinner Club, owns a restaurant called “Concept” on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill. Lewis also founded the Atlanta Meal Prep LLC, a food chain company based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Her firm Atlanta Meal Prep provides local cuisine and promotes a healthy lifestyle through proper dieting while her firm Hush Dinner Club has hosted dinner events for our 1000 plus subscribers.
Lewis made her Instagram post with a picture of her and Dangote attached. She extolled him in nice words noting, “I realized a half a million dollar restaurant project was a bad investment.”
“Communicating with a billionaire daily makes you see the world different than your humble beginnings in liberty city.”
“I became more organized and finally am able to step away from the daily kitchen operations.” She wrote.
It is note particularly clear if Lewis had broken up with him as parts of her post suggest the two may no longer be dating.
Lewis’ post has attracted reactions from Nigeria who have made it a huge topic. Her Instagram page has gained over 3000 followers since her post was made.
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Dangote’s Previous Relationship Saga
Bea Lewis’s case is not the first time that Dangote will be involved in a relationship issue that went viral. In 2015, rumours broke out about his relationship with former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Sylvia Nduka.
Despite the media fuse about his relationship with Sylvia, Dangote remained silent over the issue and never made any public statement about it till date.
Aliko was first engaged to a family friend named Zainab, a family friend in 1977. He later married her and they were together for a long time before he divorced so he can keep a close eye on his business.
After Zainab, Dangote has been engaged to three women. Except for Sylvia Nduka and now Bea Lewis, the media have not been able to fully identify the names, location, and dates of his concubines and marriages.