The entire African motoring world mourns the death of popular Nigerian billionaire and Rolls-Royce cars collector, Chief Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade, who recently died of COVID-19 “complications”. News of his death broke out on various Nigerian media outlets during the morning hours on Wednesday 13th of January 2021. The 61-year-old business mogul was said to have passed away after battling with some complications caused by the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Nigeria’s most popular Rolls-Royce cars collector, Chief Akin-Olugbade, has passed away
According to media sources, Chief Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade gave up the ghost in Lagos at the Paleon COVID-19 centre, Ikeja. As of the time of his death, Chief Akin-Olugbade was the “Aare Onakakanfo” of Owu Kingdom in Ogun State. He was a renowned lover of Rolls-Royce cars and one the largest collectors in the world till date. Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade was a bona fide owner of about 10 different Rolls-Royce car models with each having customized Nigerian plate numbers “BOLU 1”, “BOLU 2”, and all the way to “BOLU 10”.
Late Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade was a true lover of Rolls-Royce cars as he boasts of having up to 10 different models in his collection
During a 2018 interview with ThisDay Newspaper, the Late Chief Bolu Akin-Olugbade said he had different ideologies of spending money. He revealed that his reason for always spending large sums of money on vehicles is because he naturally loved cars a lot. He even disclosed that he got his very first Rolls-Royce car in the year 1984 after which he became a collector over time. As of 2019, the late billionaire took delivery of a bespoke Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV that is worth over ₦177.7 million ($450,000); this became his 10th Rolls car.
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As for those who still don’t believe this news regarding the death of Chief Akin-Olugbade, below is a press report video that confirms the update.
NIGERIAN BILLIONAIRE AARE BOLU AKIN OLUGBADE DIES OF COVID-19