No matter how you want to put it, the truth is, Nigerians love the United Kingdom. It seems we developed a close-knit relationship with the British after the colonial era. This love is the reason why many Nigerians own businesses/properties in London as well as Lagos. It could also be due to the fact that the two countries are only six hours apart when you take a flight. So it’s easy to come in and go out, compared to the cumbersome process of going to America or Canada.
Below is a list of 8 influential Nigerians who own a Rolls-Royce in the UK.
- PRINCE DAPO ABIODUN
Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun born 29 May 1960 is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who has been the Governor of Ogun State since winning the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress. Dapo Abiodun was the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. Prior to his assumption of office, he was the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited. Prince Dapo owns a Rolls-Royce Ghost which is kept safe from the prying eyes of Nigerians in London.
- CHIEF DELE FAJEMIROKUN
Chief Dele became a billionaire at the age of 29 after throwing caution to the wind and loaning 50,000 naira to an almost folding company. Dele is a business tycoon with businesses across Nigeria, some of these companies are Aiico Insurance, Food Concepts and Entertainment (Chicken Republic/Butterfield Bakery), Johnson Wax (makers of Baygon & Raid insecticide), First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Ltd, Kings Guards Limited, FSS Gases, Multishield Limited, Xerox HS, Blue Chip Communications, DF Holdings Limited and many more.
Chief Dele owns an older model of the Rolls-Royce Phantom in Nigeria while he keeps a newer model of the Phantom in his London home.
- TUNDE FOLAWIYO
Tunde Folawiyo is Chairman of the Yinka Folawiyo Group, an organisation with interests in energy, agriculture, shipping, and real estate. A conglomerate that was founded by his father, Wahab Folawiyo, Tunde took over the organisation in 2008 when his father passed away. He also serves as Director of MTN Nigeria Ltd and Executive Director of Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies. Tunde also founded Folawiyo Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of the Yinka Folawiyo Group of Companies.
Tunde was previously a non-executive director of Access Bank plc (formerly Access Bank Nigeria) from 11 October 2005 to 29 January 2014. Since 1996, Tunde has also served as the Vice President of the Nigeria Association of Indigenous Petroleum Explorers & Productions (NAIPEC). He is currently the Chairman of Enyo Retail, A Nigerian downstream Oil and Gas Company, and Chairman of Coronation Merchant Bank; an investment banking firm in Nigeria.
According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of 0 million and is the 39th richest person in Africa.
Tunde keeps his Rolls-Royce Wraith in his London Penthouse.
- MIKE ADENUGA
Mike Adenuga owns Glo (Globacom) which is Nigeria’s second-largest telecom operator after MTN.
Aside from Globacom, as a trained businessman, Mike has garnered stakes for himself in the Equitorial Trust Bank and Conoil PLC.
Forbes pronounced him the second wealthiest person in Nigeria with a net worth of $5.8 billion.
Otunba Mike Adenuga keeps a Rolls-Royce in his London home.
- FEMI OTEDOLA
Femi Otedola is a Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, an importer of fuel products. Otedola is the founder of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Ltd, and the owner of a number of other businesses across shipping, real estate and finance. He has recently invested in power generation as part of the liberalisation of the sector in Nigeria.
Although Otedola owns fleets of exquisite cars in Nigeria, he still keeps two Rolls-Royces in London.
- SEGUN FAGBOYEGUN
Segun OLUGBOYEGUN (Formerly Segun Fagboyegun) is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JOF Nigeria Limited, a trading company, 3PL Logistics service provider with interests in real estate and investments in other businesses. A business he started in 1993.
JOF has a division that manufactures/processes industrial and edible salt as well as other intermediate food ingredients which are supplied to some manufacturers in the food and beverage industry such as Nestle, Unilever, Promasidor, etc.
Segun is a part of those Nigerians who own a Rolls-Royce in London.
- SUBOMI BALOGUN
Chief Michael Olasubomi “Subomi” Balogun is a Nigerian Yoruba banker and philanthropist who founded First City Merchant Bank, a company that later became the FCMB group. Balogun was a long-time member of the council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Subomi has over 10 Rolls-Royces to his name and these cars are scattered all across his numerous homes. This also includes his London home.
- FLORENCE OTEDOLA (DJ CUPPY)
The disc jockey daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola is currently pursuing a Masters’s degree at Oxford University in the UK. From her social media, it seems her Rolls-Royce is also with her in the UK just like her pet dogs.
Doesn’t it seem a little strange that this list is made up of people from the Western part of Nigeria? Also, the list lacks the likes of billionaire Aliko Dangote.
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