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Top 8 Nigerian kings that own Rolls-Royce cars and their source of wealth [PHOTOs]



Nigerian monarchs do not only enjoy the power of command they also prefer to move around in expensive and comfortable rides.

In this article, NewsWireNGR has decided to spotlight the top 8 kings in Nigeria that own Rolls-Royce cars.

Rolls-Royce cars are manufactured by Motor Cars Limited, a British luxury automobile maker. The company describes its cars as an everlasting expression of the exceptional.

The kings mentioned below are indeed expressing the exceptional with cars worth as much as N150 million.

1. Oba Obateru Akinruntan [Olugbo of Ugbo]

Oba Obateru Akinruntan is the Olugbo (traditional ruler) of Ugbo Kingdom, a town in Ilaje, Ondo State.

Net worth

In 2014, Forbes Africa ranked him the second richest king in Africa with an estimated net worth of $300 million.

Source of wealth/Career

He is an oil magnate and founder of Obat Oil in 1981, one of Nigeria’s largest and leading privately held oil companies.

The company has more than 50 gas stations across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria and the company owns one of the largest tank farms in Africa, a modern storage facility able to store 65 million litres of petroleum products.

Type of Rolls Royce owned

He has a custom-built 2012 Rolls Royce similar to that of Queen Elizabeth II and on 14 January 2014, in an interview with Daily Post, he said “I have a $1 million watch, I use the same type of car like the Queen of England”.

2. Sa’adu Abubakar [Sultan of Sokoto]

Sa’adu Abubakar on 2 November 2006, Abubakar ascended the throne as the 20th Sultan of Sokoto following the death of his brother, Muhammadu Maccido, who died on ADC Airlines Flight 53.

Net worth

He is reportedly worth $100 million.

Source of wealth/Career

Abubakar was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1977 and served in the elite Armoured Corps. He headed a presidential security unit of the Armoured Corps that guarded then military ruler General Ibrahim Babangida in the late 1980s.

Abubakar also commanded a battalion of African peacekeepers in Chad during the early 1980s as part of the Organisation of African Unity’s force and was military liaison officer for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the mid 1990s.

Type of Rolls Royce owned

He owns a Rolls-Royce 2017.

3. Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Enitan [Ooni of Ife]

Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; (Ojájá II) (born 17 October 1974) is the 51st and current Ooni of Ife. He is the traditional ruler/monarch of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife.

He was born into the Giesi Ruling House, Ojaja Royal Compound of Agbedegbede in Ile-Ife.

Adeyeye ascended to the throne in 2015 succeeding the deceased Oba Okunade Sijuwade who was the 50th Ooni of Ife.

Net worth

He is reported to be worth $70 million but this cannot be independently verified.

Source of wealth/Career

Adeyeye is an astute entrepreneur. He was active in the real estate industry.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

He owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom model year 2011.

4. Oba Ewuare II Ogidigan [Oba of Benin]

Ewuare II (born October 20, 1953) was crowned the Oba of Benin on 20 October 2016. He is the 40th Oba, a title created for the Head of State (Emperor) of the Benin Empire at some time between 1180 and 1300.

Net worth

He is reportedly worth $60 million.

Source of wealth/Career

He worked at the United Nations between 1981 and 1982. He also served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Angola and Sweden, with accreditation to Norway, Denmark and the Republic of Finland. He was also Nigeria’s Ambassador to Italy.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

He has a Rolls-Royce Phantom 2016 model with an estimated cost of over N150 million.

5. Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe [Obi of Onitsha]

Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe CFR, mni (born 14 May 1941) is a traditional ruler and the 21st Obi of Onitsha, in Anambra State, South-Eastern Nigeria. He is chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University since 2015, and was earlier chancellor of Kogi State University.

Net worth

He is reportedly worth $50 million.

Source of wealth/Career

After graduation from the university, Achebe worked briefly in the United States before he returned to Nigeria in 1972 after the Nigerian civil war and began work with Shell Petroleum Company.

He is currently a trustee, National Traditional Rulers Council and its state Chairman in Anambra State.

Besides his long tenure as director of Shell Nigeria, Obi Achebe was also, during 1985 – 87, a director of several other Shell companies in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Liberia and Angola.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

The Obi of Onitsha owns a 2016 Rolls-Royce model that costs no less than N100 million.

6. Aminu Ado Bayero [Emir of Kano]

Aminu Ado Bayero (born 1961) is the 15th Fulani Emir of Kano from the FulaniSullubawa clan. He ascended the throne on 9 March 2020, following the deposition of his nephew Muhammad Sanusi II by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Net worth

He is estimated to be worth $20 million.

Source of wealth/Career

Bayero worked as a public relations officer at Kabo Air, before becoming a flight engineer.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

He was reportedly gifted a Rolls-Royce Ghost sedan gift worth N100 million from Kano State-born billionaire and CEO of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu.

7. Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III) [The Oba Of Ikateland]

Saheed Ademola Elegushi, Kusenla III, is the youngest monarch ever to ascend the throne and become the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom.

He had his coronation on the 27th of April 2010 when he was only 34 years old.

Source of wealth

Prior to his coronation, the Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom served in the Lagos state government as a Senior Special Assistant in charge of Special Duties.

The monarch earns millions daily from the popular Elegushi beach in Lagos.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

The young monarch owns a custom-made bulletproof Rolls Royce Gushi.

8. Ogiame Atuwatse III [Orlu of Warri]

Ogiame Atuwatse III is the paramount ruler of the Kingdom of Warri, and the 21st Olu of Warri. He was born Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, also known as Tsola Emiko on 2 April 1984 to Olu Atuwatse II, the 19th Olu of Warri and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri. He is also a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa.

Net worth

He is estimated to be worth $5 million.

Type of Rolls-Royce owned

He gifted himself a customized Rolls Royce Phantom ahead of his coronation.


The information in this article was curated from online sources. All details cannot be independently verified by NewsWireNGR or its editorial team.

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