10 Most Powerful Families in Nigeria [2018]

This post is all about the 10 most powerful families in Nigeria, and then we get to decide who the most powerful family in Nigeria is.

If you are a Nigerian and you were born into a poor family, then you would know that growing up in Nigeria is almost like growing up in hell.

As we all know, Nigeria is a country where the rich ones get richer every day and the poor masses keep on suffering in abject poverty.

Being born in to a rich, influential and powerful family in Nigeria simply means that life would be very easy and achieving your dreams wouldn’t be much of a problem.

It means that you would have a good childhood and upbringing, a good education and an already assured bright future.


Here are the 10 most powerful families in Nigeria;

10. Adenuga Family

When you talk about wealth and power one of the first names that come to your mind should be the Adenuga’s.

This family has two billionaires who are brothers, one is Mike Adenuga who is the second richest man in Nigeria and the other is Wale Adenuga who is also billionaire.

9. Igbinedion Family

This family is one of the most successful and respected families in the south-south part of the country.

The Igbinedions have produced several millionaires and also a former governor of Edo state, lucky Igbinedion comes from this family.

8. Azikiwe Family

We all know of the first indigenous Governor-general that Nigeria ever had, even though he is now late but his legacy will always live on.

His family is still one of the most respected and powerful families in the country especially in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

7. Saraki Family

The Saraki family is the richest, most powerful, and respected family in Kwara state.

This family has produced a Former governor of the state who is currently the president of the senate and two other senators and have had generations of wealthy businessmen and women.

6. Tejuosho Family

One of the popular members of this family is Bisola Tejuoso, who is a business woman from Abeokuta in Ogun state, she is also the mother of Oba Adedapo Tejuosho.

Lanre Adedapo Tejusoho is the son of Oba Tejuosho who is currently a serving senator.

5. Atiku Family

Atiku Abubakar who is a former vice-president of the country has Adamawa state in his palms and his family is also one of the most respected and sought after families in Nigeria.

4. Tinubu Family

You cannot talk about Lagos state politics or south-western politics in Nigeria without mentioning the Tinubu family.

They may not be the richest family in Lagos but they are definitely the most powerful as of now.

This family has produced a senator who later became the governor of the state in the person of Bola Ahmed Tinubu while his wife is also a serving senator.

3. Dantata Family

The Dantata family is one of the richest if not the richest family in Nigeria.

The family has generations of millionaires and billionaires from Dantata himself who was one of the richest men in West Africa as of then to his great grandson Aliko Dangote who is the richest man in Africa presently.

2. Buhari Family

In the North, families are ranked by wealth and properties, and the Buhari family have had generations of wealthy people come out of it. They are one f the most respected and highly placed families in Daura, Katsina state.

This family has produced a former head of state and the present Nigerian president in the person of Muhammadu Buhari and a lot of other prominent members of the society.

1. Obasanjo Family

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is the most successful politician Alive in Nigeria.

He was a head of state and later became the president of the country from 1999 to 2007.

Even though he has retired from politics but people from far and wide continue to seek his counseling every now and then.


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