6 Nigerian Bugatti owners you might not know

12/03/2019

Posted by: Oluwatobi Ogunrinde

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A Lamborghini is expensive, but a Bugatti is super expensive! Imagine one Bugatti buying you three Lambos, find out six Nigerian Bugatti owners on our list!

On the 2019 world's fastest cars list, a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 at 304 mph is number one, while a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport at 268 mph is number six. At this point, we're pretty sure you have a clear picture of how fast this car is. It's not just fast, it's freaking expensive too, With the Chiron Super Sport costing $3.89 million  (over 1 billion),  while the Veyron Super Sport comes in at $2.3 million (over 700 million). 

Now that you know how precious a Bugatti is, let's show you how many Nigerians own one of this piece of machine art. We're certain this list ought to be longer, but most Nigerian billionaires are really good at hiding from the media.

However, we've got six Nigerian Bugatti owners on our list:

1. Dino Melaye

Bugatti Veyron - ₦616 million (Starting price)

The most entertaining politician and ex-senator in Nigeria, Daniel Dino Melaye, was born on the 1st of January, 1974 in Kano State and hails from Kogi state. In late August 2019, he was sacked by the gubernatorial election tribunal of Kogi state and on the 3rd of September, 2019, he lost his bid to become Kogi State gubernatorial candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Among his long list of cars, Dino Melaye rides the following cars:

  • Two Mercedes Benz G Class (Brabus) - ₦45.4 million 
  • Mercedes Benz G63 (Mansory) - ₦51.8 million
  • Chevrolet Corvette - ₦44 million
  • Rolls Royce Ghost - ₦105.7 million
  • Lamborghini Gallardo - ₦73 million

...and a let's not forget, the most expensive in his garage, a mighty Bugatti Veyron! You can see his car collection here: Dino Melaye cars & scandals sum-up till now

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Dino once hosted a Pirates of the Caribbean themed party, where he was all dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow

2. Aliko Dangote

Bugatti Veyron - $2,000,000/ ₦720m

Dangote is a 62-year-old Nigerian investor and a business tycoon, and also the richest man in Africa. Aliko Dangote is worth  $10 billion/₦3.6tr. For eight good years, this billionaire has held the record as Africa's richest man and it doesn't look like he'll be stepping down anytime soon. As the Chairman of Dangote Group, Dangote drives other exotic cars:

  • Maybach 57S Knight Luxury - $1,000,000/ ₦360m
  • Bentley Mulsanne -$310,000/₦112m
  • Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG - $220,000/₦79m

>>> Aliko's whole garage can be found here: The pricey car collection of billionaire Aliko Dangote

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He's not the world's richest man, but he can afford a ₦720m Bugatti Veyron hypercar. Imagine what Jeff Bezos can afford.

3. Kola Aluko

This name isn't a very popular one, but we'll shed a little light on the "camera shy" billionaire in this article. Kola Aluko is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Atlantic Energy. According to Wikipedia, the company is "an indigenous, private upstream oil and gas company, focused on independent exploration and production". He was once among the Forty Richest Africans by Forbes Africa. On 25 July 2019, the Federal Government of Nigeria sold a custom-built Yacht owned by Kola Aluko for a whooping sum of 15 billion. He's just not a celebrity, but his pocket sure is!

The quiet gentleman owns a couple of Bugattis, one of which is a £2m or ₦930m Year of the Dragon limited edition manufactured to mark the Chinese year of the dragon.

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4. Obi Okeke

2015 Bugatti Veyron - $2.5 million/₦900m

The Igbo car dealer purchased a Bugatti Veyron from popular Hollywood Actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Obi Okeke is also known to have sold cars to fierce boxer and car freak, Floyd Mayweather. As a trusted car dealer and owner of Fusion Luxury Motors, he was introduced to Mayweather in 2009. We all know Mayweather has over 20 cars; being his supplier means you're a billionaire as well. He obviously buys and resells, but it's very possible he chose to keep this one.

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This particular Bugatti Veyron holds a Guinness World Records as the fastest street-legal production car in the world

5. Qualitylee

Bugatti Veyron - $3 million

Just like Mompha, the popular Nigerian Instagram big boy, Qualitylee is also a car freak. He buys cars just for the fun of it and he purchased a Bugatti Veyron just to put Mompha out of the limelight. Obviously, Mompha hasn't gotten around to returning the favor, he's still enjoying his 2019 Ferrari. Let's hope he purchases one right after his EFCC scandal evaporates. For now, we're not quite sure about his real name, as he's a little bit more private than Mompha and B Naira.

Qualitylee-Bugatti-Veyron-on-the-street

6. Jamil Abubakar

Jamil Abubakar, the first son of Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, is a professional pilot. Not just a billionaire, Jamil is married to Fatima Dangote, Aliko Dangote's daughter, he's also an executive director with Dangote Group. As the son of a billionaire and the son-in-law of the richest man in the whole of Africa, we're not so surprised he made it to this list. At his wedding, a whole Bill Gates was present so why won't he cruise around town with a billionaire-worthy car?

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Now that you've seen our list of Nigerian Bugatti owners, why don't you check out these other articles on Naijauto.com:

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A passionate writer looking to educate people with every piece of her work. Oluwatobi enjoys writing about exotic cars, productive tech traits, workplace culture, and basic data science values. She holds a Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos. When she's not expressing herself through a new article, she's reading about international politics.

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