NIGERIA’S FIRST MILLIONAIRE, CANDIDO DA ROCHA SENT HIS DIRTY CLOTHES TO BRITAIN FOR LAUNDRY
According to post on Twitter by Nigeria History & Facts, the first Nigerian Millionaire was Candido Da Rocha.
Mr Da Rocha was a businessman, Creditor, as well as a land owner.
According to Wikipedia, Da Rocha was a native of Ilesha,
and was born to the family of Joao Esan Da Rocha, a former slave; his father was 10 years old when he was captured as a slave in about 1840 and Candido was born in the Bahia region of Brazil.
Candido attended CMS Grammar School, Lagos where he was peers with Isaac Oluwole and Herbert Macaulay.