Part of Britain's new superrich, Nigerian socialites, Cuppy and Temi Otedola, are from a family worth some £650m. But, as bright young thing,they want to be successful in their own right.They are the daughters of energy tycoon Femi Otedola and, despite their determination to go-it-alone,they know that their father’ssupport will help to fund their ambitions.The girls, who both received private-education, enjoy jet-set lifestyles, don't want to live offtheir father's success and want to establish careers; with elder sister,Cuppy, 23, wanting to be a DJ while19-year-old Temi is an aspiring fashion blogger.
Heiresses to a billion dollar fortune, they are well-known in their Nigerian homeland, but, as daughters of one of Africa's richest men they are not content they do not want to be rich and famous in his shadow. Instead, they are determined to work hard to make names for themselves in their own right. In 2015 Femi was listed as the 16 the richest man in Africa by Forbes and has million pound properties in New York, Dubai, London, Abuja and Lagos, with his wealth enabling his daughters to attend expensive private schools in England,have the very best designer wardrobes and be waited on by ten members of staff at all times.
As well as jet-setting between the opulent family properties around the world, they also enjoy spending timeon their father's £7million yacht, have designer wardrobes and throw birthday parties that cost more than a fleet of supercars Cuppy, with a degree in business and French, from the University of London, is keen to be famous in her own right as akeen to be famous in her own right as a DJ and has been securing gigs around the world at venues including Privé, Jalouse, District and Funky Buddha.She says: “People say that I’ve only managed to get these gigs because of my father, but it doesn't bother me as much as it probably did.
I love what I do.”One of her biggest gigs was when she played at the inauguration of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari.“I think I am a great DJ,” Cuppy says. “I have to deal with criticism from those who think I only had the opportunities in my career so far due to my father'sconnections and purse strings, but this doesn't concern me anymore. Now I only worry that I am not going to make the impact I want to make.''Younger sister, Temi, feels the same as she tries to establish a name for herself in the fashion world.She set up her own style blog; JTO Fashion, which has 22,000 followers on Instagram as she shares news on the latest style must-haves with her fans- many of whom are Nigerian - as she travels between the fashion capitals of Europe and shops in Dubai and London.Europe and shops in Dubai and London.She has a team of professionals to help her on her photo shoots taking pictures and filming her vlogs and has even hired top fashion photographers to take some of her pictures.Admitting that she would not have been able to establish her blog without her father's financial support, Temi, who is studying for a degree in art history at University College London, says she sees the help he has given her so far as a loan she intends to repay.
She has also managed to hone her fashion credentials with an internship at Oscar de la Renta on Mount Street.Both of the sisters love staying in London which is why they were filme dfor a Channel 4 documentary which lifts the lid on the spending habits of Nigerian billionaires.Both Cuppy and Temi say they want tobe role models to young women in their home country and inspire them to work hard to achieve their goals.