The nation “Nigeria” is one with many ethnic groups with different traditional rulers. With the current evolution of things, some of these traditional rulers however have made a step-up in their car- game. On special occasions, when these ceremonial rulers have to be public, it is not surprising to see convoys and cars in numbers.
Here is a list of the 10 richest Nigeria kings and their cars;
1. Oba Obateru Akinrutan – Olugbo of Ugbo ($300 Million ~ ₦108.2 Billion)
Oba Obateru Akinruntan is the royal leader of Ugbo –a prominent town in Ondo State. He bears the title of “Olugbo of Ugbo”, it is no doubt that Oba Akinruntan is one of the notable Yoruba monarchs within and outside Ondo State. His wealth has earned him the richest king not only in the Yoruba kingdom but also in the entirety of Nigeria at this present time.
His wealth and assets beat that of other traditional leaders with a net worth of $300 million (₦108.2 Billion) according to Forbes.
The First Black Man To Own A Bentley Mulsanne
Oba Obateru Akinrutan owns a Bentley Mulsanne (2014 model) valued at over N100 million and also boasts of driving a Custom built Rolls-Royce (2012 edition) built to match the standard of that of the Queen of England, with which the Olugbo of Ugbo joins the royal list of Nigerian monarchs who ride Rolls-Royce.
2. Sa’adu Abubakar – Sultan of Sokoto ($100 million ~ ₦36.1 billion)
A compilation of the richest kings will be incomplete without the entry of the sultan of Sokoto. The monarch, who is one of the most respected not just the country but the continent, has played a key role in ensuring the peace and stability of Nigeria. Sultan Abubakar IV is the 20th Sultan of the Sokoto Caliphate and ascended the throne in 2006 after the death of the 19th Sultan Sultan Mercado. Sultan Abubakar served in the military and resigned as Brigadier General before he took the throne.
The Sultan Abubakar IV has an A-game when it involves cars. Among his fleets of cars, the most notable is his Rolls-Royce 2017. Sultan Abubakar IV owns fleets of cars, but the most notable is his model Rolls-Royce 2017.
3. Lamido Sanusi Lamido – Emir of Kano ($ 80 million ~ ₦30 billion)
This name is one that is very popular amongst the traditional rulers as he was a one time governor of the Central bank. Muhammadu Sanusi II (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi; born 31 July 1961) is the 14th Emir of Kano from the Fulani Sullubawa clan. He ascended the throne in 2014, following the death of his grand-uncle Ado Bayero. On 9 March 2020, he was deposed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Muhammad Sanusi II has been dethroned as the Emir of Kano by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration. The Emir of Kano is on a yearly salary of N14 Million from the Federal government of Nigeria.
The northern ruler recently acquired the latest Rolls-Royce, this didn’t go well with Nigerian’s as the car seems to cost quite a fortune. Moreso, with an annual salary of 14 million Naira, you will agree that the Emir has quite enough money to spend on luxury cars. The model of the car is yet to be known.
4. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniitan – Ooni Of Ife ($70 Million ~ ₦25.3 Billion)
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Eniitan is the traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife. He has held his title since 2015. Aside from being a traditional ruler, he is a successful real estate businessman and the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. His net worth is estimated at about $70 Million, this places him in the 4th spot among Nigeria’s richest kings.
The oba isn’t left out from kings that have a Roll- Royce car in their garage. He owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom model year 2011, 2 Bentleys, and a Mercedes Benz S550.
5. Oba Ewuare II Ogidigan – Oba of Benin ($ 60 million – ₦21.7 billion)
The traditional ruler for Benin bears the title “Oba of Benin”. The present Oba of Benin is Ewuare II. His authorizes great power and influence. The Benin monarch has a beautiful palace that suits a first-rate monarch who is the 40th Oba of the Benin kingdom.
The oba of Benin joins his other traditional rulers with the car choice of a Rolls-Royce Phantom 2016 model with an estimated cost of over ₦150 million.
The Oba of Benin is believed to have a net worth of about $60 million.
6. Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe – Obi of Onitsha ($ 50 million ~ ₦18.1 billion)
Obi Alfred Ugochukwu is the 21st traditional ruler of Onitsha. He served as the executive director at Shell Petroleum Development Company and was once the Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Being the King sums it all up, and magnifies the equation altogether. It’s no doubt that with all of his personal achievements, he has made wealth over time that could offer him the luxury and exotic cars he desires.
The obi uses a 2016 Rolls-Royce model that costs no less than ₦100 million and he’s believed to have a net worth of $50 million.
7. Oba Lamidi Adeyemi – Alaafin of Oyo ($40 million ~ ₦14.6 billion)
Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III is the Alaafin, or traditional ruler of the Yoruba town of Oyo. Born on the 15th of October 1938, His net worth is about $40 million.
Alaafin of Oyo cars.
He drives a stretch limousine, a Lexus GX 470, a Toyota Land Cruiser in his fleet including customized limousine for his interstate rides
8. Oba Babatunde Aremu Akiolu – Oba of Lagos ($40 million ~ ₦14.6 billion)
One traditional ruler that cannot be overlooked is the Oba of Lagos. He served as the Assistant Inspector General of Police before he was crowned Oba of Lagos. He is a very powerful person.
The oba uses a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 which sells for over N34 million, the most gracious of all the ones that sleep in his garage. Oba Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu’s net worth is estimated at around 40 million USD.
9. Godfrey Emiko – Olu of Warri ($30 Million ~ ₦10.8 Billion)
Godfrey Emiko, the Olu of Warri, falls among the richest kings in Nigeria with his net worth at 30 million USD. The Olu of Warri doesn’t need fancy cars to show off his wealth; hence, it’s hard to spot him in the luxury vehicles.
10. Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I – Dein of Agbor ($10 Million ~ ₦3.62 Billion)
Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi I is the royal leader of Agbor – a town in the oil-rich Delta state. He was crowned when he was 2 years and 4 months old following the sudden death of his father – the late Obi.
He drives a simple black model of the Mercedes Benz S550 Maybach 2015 worth ₦65 million.
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