Nigerian celebrities and their love for cars would surely not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the lifestyle options of the rich and famous in Africa’s most populous country.
Celebrities buy and enjoy the most expensive cars and use these cars as a mark of their success as well as a projection of their individual brands within the showbiz industry. This piece takes a quick peek at 10 Nigerian celebrities who love cars:
He’s not a kid in the arena of luxury vehicles. Wizkid has some of the choicest cars in the world and at the last count, he had all these in his fleet of cars: a Bentley Continental GT, a Lamborghini Urus, a Porsche Panamera, a BMW X6 and a Mercedes Benz. He remains one of the most successful music stars from Nigeria.
2. Burna Boy
The last two years have presented a heavy turn around in the fortunes of Burna Boy. He conquered the music scene both at home and abroad. With a Grammy nomination and great Billboard rating, Burna boy surely deserves his exotic rides even though in his hit song ‘Dangote,’ he makes it clear that he is not done with making money. His exotic rides include a Lexus, a Bentley and a Mercedes-Benz G Wagon.
3. Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is arguably the most successful female music artiste in Nigeria. She was the Mavin queen for a long time before securing her new international record deal. Not so long ago, she had a Mercedes Benz V250 customized for herself.
4. Don Jazzy
‘Don Baba Jay’ as he is sometimes called, has been one of the most influential producers in Nigerian music over the last 20 years. After producing what is regarded as the finest collaboration in the history of Nigerian music in the form of Mo’Hits all-stars, he founded Mavin Records.
Don Jazzy’s taste for great music is powerfully matched by his choice of cars.
5. DJ Cuppy
In the Nigerian music industry, DJ Cuppy is like that kid who was constantly told by her mates that there’s no space for her in the playground, then she goes ahead to create her own game.
DJ Cuppy has perfected the art of being spotted posing or driving some of the latest and most exclusive cars in the world. Taunted repeatedly by internet trolls, she’s kept her Disc Jockeying game tight, and the music business constantly trends.
Some of the cars in her garage include a customised Rolls Royce Phantom and a silver Ferrari.
The ‘Omo Baba Olowo,’ (which in Yoruba language translates into ‘Son of the rich’) crooner has done well for himself since his breakout single. Davido has secured a place for himself in the hearts of music lovers in Nigeria and across the rest of the world.
He also has a fleet of cars that will make you envious. Let’s try to do a roll-call of his cars – The list includes a Range Rover Sport, a Mercedes Benz G Wagon, a Porshe Panamera, a BMW X5, an Audi R8 and a Chevrolet Camara GS.
The “Folake give me Your love” crooner has almost the same love for cars as he professes for Folake in the song in question. Tekno has a Range Rover, an Audi, a Bentley and a Rolls Royce and from the look of things, he’s not done yet. We wonder what’s next on his list of cars.
8. Genevieve Nnaji
The forever young and successful actress and now a film producer also falls into the class of celebrities with a soft spot for cars. She rides a Range Rover Evoque and a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon.
9. Linda Ikeji
The billionaire blogger has a cramped garage of beautiful cars. She has an Infinity Fx35, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Limited Edition as well as a Bentley Mulsanne.
10. Regina Daniels
Her marriage to the billionaire politician caused a storm a while back but let’s see how much of a storm she created with her car collection. Regina Daniels has the following cars in her collection – a 2016 Mercedes Benz GL450, a Lexus RX300, a Mercedes-Benz ML 350, a 2012 Mercedes Benz C-Class and Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. Do you sense a storm yet?