Folorunso Alakija, a Nigerian industrialist, has debunked rumours making the round that she attended the birthday party of Laycon, winner of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show.

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Alakija, who is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 billion, was reacting to a publication by an online blog claiming that she was at the event.

TheCable had earlier reported how fans of the reality TV star threw a bash to celebrate his 27th birthday on Sunday.

In the now-deleted post, the online blog had shared a video wherein it claimed was the arrival of Alakija at the birthday party.

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Reacting in a Twitter post on Monday, the 69-year-old described the news as “fake”. Alakija added that she has no relationship with the reality TV star or his management.

“This is not me and this is fake news. I was not at any party neither do I have any association with Laycon or his management,” she wrote.

In March, Folorunsho Alakija and Modupe, her husband, announced a donation of N1 billion to support the fight against coronavirus.

The industrialist also owns a foundation called the Rose of Sharon Foundation that helps widows and orphans through scholarships and business grants.

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