8th May, 2017
By Funmilola Olukomaiya
Billionaire Daughter, Jennifer Obayuwana of Polo boss, John Obayuwana, was recently featured as the star cover of Forbes Afrique’s latest issue.
The African Queen of Luxury and Polo Avenue boss in this issue opened up about the family business, personal achievements for the success of the business and many more.
In this edition, Forbes Afrique dives into the world of the Business of Luxury in Africa. A business Forbes
describes as a billion dollar industry in Africa. In West Africa, that market is ruled by Polo Limited, a 30 yr old business responsible for the proliferation of luxury goods on the Continent’s West Coast.
With locations in Nigeria and Ghana, Polo Luxury is at the forefront of luxury sales in West Africa. Despite the economic outlook in Nigeria, this is an industry that has maintained consistency in the African Sector.
In the Forbes Afrique cover story, Cartier Africa CEO, Mr Alessandro Patti says, “We (Cartier) see Nigeria as a strategic market with great potential. Being very satisfied with the results with our partner Polo Luxury Group, it was natural to opt for a long-term vision. In 2016, a Cartier watchmaker area was installed in the Polo Avenue at Hilton’s multi-brand in Abuja. Over the years, Nigeria and Cartier have developed a strong relationship and we are proud of the development of our activities. Our clientele is made up of connoisseurs looking for the know-how, beauty, creativity and elegance that make Cartier’s success. As far as watchmaking is concerned, generous diameters and complicated movements are preferred.”