The group Managing Director of The Rose of Sharon Group also spoke on her ranking as the wealthiest woman on the continent.
Alakija recalled that her biggest leap in life was becoming born again.
“I thank God that I took that decision. That was 26 years ago. It was a sad experience I had and I was looking for God everywhere.
“I realised that the place to find him was in my heart. God told me to surrender my heart to Him and I gave my heart to Jesus”, she told Sun.
On how she relaxes, Alakija replied: “I relax by working and doing more work. That is because I enjoy working.
“However, I look forward to the time I can relax with members of my family. Aside that, I enjoy doing the work of God so much.”
Asked to disclose her feeling when people call her Africa’s richest woman, the business woman said: “I didn’t say so. But if that is what people say, I claim it and I pray that the Lord will do more for me in Jesus name”.