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20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by AutoJoshNG: 4:44pm On Jan 02, 2020
2019 was a notable year for a good number of celebrities and public figures for numerous automobile reasons.

For some of them, it was the year that they acquired their dream automobiles. Some of them used the acquisition of cars as an opportunity to showoff. Whatever their motives, their acquisition of the cars drew enormous public attention - solicited and unsolicited.

In this article, Autojosh.com highlights some celebrities, public figures, social media personalities and a corporation that made major automobile news in the year that just passed.


DJ Cuppy

The year had barely kicked off when popular DJ and daughter of business mogul, Femi Otedola, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, started making car news.

In late January, Cuppy took delivery of a specially-built 2019 Rolls Royce Phantom 8. She took to her Instagram to announce that the wait for the car is over after 13 good months.

Barely months after she acquired the Rolls Royce, she added a Ferrari to her auto collection.

She made the announcement of the new Ferarri on her Instagram account. She also posted a photo of the Ferrari that has a customized number plate bearing “Cuppy”.

Also, in early December, the same year, she made car news. This happened when she bought her super-wealthy father a luxurious Christmas gift. She got him a brand new N300million Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.

The DJ shared a picture of herself posing in front of the new luxury sedan on Instagram. She captioned it:

“Just picked up a Christmas present for @FemiOtedola do you think he’ll like it? ����”


Zlatan Ibile

One of Nigeria’s biggest music sensation of 2019 is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael known professionally as Zlatan Ibile. He, too, made a  number of automobile news in 2019.

In March, the singer, songwriter and dancer, acquired two (2) cars - a Hyundai Elantra and a Mercedes Benz SUV.


Later in May, the graduate of Business Administration from the Mashood Abiola Polytechnic got himself another car – a Mercedes Benz CLA  Class.

In late August, Zlatan added a luxury Bentley Bentayga SUV to his growing fleet of cars. The new luxury whip is estimated to have cost him $200,000. In Naira terms, that is about N120m, after shipping and clearing in Nigeria.

Zlatan turned 25 on Thursday the 19th of December 2019. As a birthday gift to himself, the Zanku dance originator didn’t hesitate to make the day a memorable one by buying himself a white Land Rover Range Rover.



Bobrisky

Okuneye Idris, known famously as Bobrisky, made some car-related headlines in 2019. In late March, she gifted himself a new Mercedes Benz CLA250. The cross-dresser made the announcement of the arrival of the new whip on Instagram.

Later in September, he bought herself a new Range Rover Velar. The SUV was acquired after his planned birthday party was disrupted by the police. According to the social media influencer, the car was acquired at the cost of about N30million.


Hushpuppi

Social media sensation Ray Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Igbalodely, is best known for an ostentatious and showy lifestyle on social media. One of his preoccupations on social media is showcasing his car collection.

For valentine, he acquired for himself a Bentley Bentayga. Days afterwards, he acquired a Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge.

Later in May, Hushpuppi announced that he has gotten himself a Mercedes Maybach S650. In his typical nature, he made this known to his followers on a post he made on Instagram.

In mid-August, he posted a picture of a limited edition Ferrari 458 Italia on his Instagram where he referred to the car as his new baby. According to him, only ten of that Ferrari will be produced and he owns one of them.




Dbanj

In June, star performer Dapo Oyebanjo, famously known as Dbanj,  joined the elite group of Rolls Royce owners in Nigeria.

Dbanj got himself a Rolls Royce Wraith to mark his 39th years birthday. His friend and stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo aka Swanky Jerry, announced the acquisition of the car.

In an Instagram post, Swanky Jerry congratulated Dbanj for his latest automobile acquisition.

Swanky Jerry uploaded the double-tone coloured Rolls Royce Wraith using his verified official Instagram page.


Linda Ikeji

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, is not known to have acquired a car in 2019. However, she made the news when controversial social media personality, Kemi Olunloyo made a claim that Ikeji’s ₦100m Bentley Mulsanne was a gift from Ned Nwoko. Nwoko is the multimillionaire husband of actress, Regina Daniel.

In response to a troll who tried to make comparison between her and Ikeji on Instagram, the self-acclaimed “investigative journalist” stated; “I was richer in my says at her age, she is living my past life, Let her enjoy my past with her smokescreen blog, Ned Nwoko bought Linda’s Bentley abeg”.

According to Kemi Olunloyo, Laura Ikeji, in an Instagram video, forgot to remove the “stock number” from the Bentley’s dashboard. After a series of Investigations, she discovered that Ned Nwoko was actually the person that purchased the car.

Olunloyo thinks there is more to the ₦100 million car gift.

Last year, Linda Ikeji took to her blog to announce the arrival of the brand new ₦100 million Bentley Mulsanne. The celebrity blogger said she bought the car to celebrate the birth of her son, Jayce Jeremi.

See Also: Blogger Linda Ikeji Shows Off The Cars She Has Owned From 2008 Up Till 2018

As at the time of going to press, there is yet to be a denial of the Kemi Olunloyo's allegation by Linda Ikeji.

Note, on 15 March 2019, all Bentley Mulsanne built between January 2012 and September 2018 ( this include Linda Ikeji’s model) was recalled worldwide. The recall became necessary to fix a fault with the seatbelt anchors.  About 1,059 cars were affected. The recall includes both the regular Mulsanne and the Mulsanne Speed.



The Makun Brothers (AY and Yomi Casual)

In 2019, showbiz impresario, Ayo Makun, better known as “AY” and his Fashion designer sibling, Omoniyi Makun, better known by the brand name “Yomi Casual”, demonstrated their love for their spouses by giving them automobile gifts.

In July, comedian AY took delivery of two vehicles that included a new Lexus LX570. The SUV was acquired as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife.

His brother, Yomi Casual, helped him relay the announcement to the public using his official Instagram page.

On May 20, just like his elder brother, Yomi Casual got his wife a birthday present of a new Mercedes Benz GL350.

The excited wife took to her Instagram account to announce the gift to her followers.



Regina Daniels

Unarguably, Regina Daniels was one of the most talked-about celebrities in 2019. She made news for diverse reasons. Some of them include the acquisition of expensive automobiles.

For instance, the constantly repeat 19-year-old set the Internet agog in March, when she bought a Mercedes Benz C-Class C300.

Later in April, she announced her ownership of a G-Wagon Brabus. She shared the pictures of the vehicle on her Instagram page with the caption: “My new baby ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

In May 2019, she acquired a Mercedes Benz GL450 SUV. The car bore a customized number plate 4EVA16.

She acquired all the Mercedes Benz cars within a space of four months.


Mc Galaxy

In October, popular singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, famously known as MC Galaxy, acquired for himself a Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 s Coupe.

Laura Ikeji, who is a close friend to the musician, made the announcement on Instagram. The vehicle has a customized registration number “MCG-04“, has an estimated starting price tag of N45 million.


Earlier in June, MC Galaxy also made news when he bought his producer, T-Spice, a new Benz.

Presenting the car, MC Galaxy revealed how T-spice did not receive the full payment when he produced his hit track “sekem” five years ago. This act of kindness then compelled him to return the favor by buying a new car for him.


Mercy Eke (BBNaija Winner)/IVM G40

Mercy Eke emerged as the winner of this year’s edition of Big Brother Naija Season 4. This made her the first woman to be crowned winner in the show

In keeping to their promise, the organiser of the Big Brother Nigeria reality show, MultiChoice Nigeria, presented Mercy with a cash prize of N30million, together with an SUV – an IVM G40, worth N25million. The SUV was presented to the winner at a well-publicized ceremony.

However, there was a vigorous public conversation centred around the cost of the IVM G40 prize. It was of the opinion of many Nigerians that the G40 was too pricey for a locally-made vehicle. Some suggested that many imported brand of SUVs costs a lot less. A school of thought inferred that the organizers of the show inflated the value of the SUV.

See Also: Did Big Brother Naija Shortchange The Winner Of The Show With The Car Prize?


Mompha

Mompha whose real name is Ismaila Mustapha came under the spotlight in 2019 for diverse reasons.

The Instagram sensation who is known for his flamboyant lifestyle and self-exhibitionism on Social media was mostly in public discourse for the acquisition of some top of the range automobiles.

For instance, in February, he announced that he bought a Bentley Bentayga as a Valentine gift for his wife. The car is worthN99.5 million. He went further to share the receipt of purchase to his online followers.

In April, he acquired a N120million Lamborghini Aventador Roadstar LP700-4. Typically, the announcement was made on social media.

See also: Embattled Mompha And His Array Of Expensive Cars (PHOTOS)

In October, Mompha bought a Ferrari 488 Spider. The price of this Ferrari is about N90million. This happened two days after he announced that he had bought a zero-kilometre mileage 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith VIII. He claimed to be the first African to own the Wraith VIII. He took to Instagram to show the luxury whip he claimed he bought for N180million.


All these 2019 acquisitions add to his incredible auto collection that includes Mercedes Benz G63 AMG, a 2018 Rolls Royce Wraith, a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, and lots more.

On October 2019, Mompha was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arrested for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and money laundering. He has regained his freedom after meeting bail conditions.



Burna boy

Unarguably, 2019 was a phenomenal year for Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy.

Last year, he made news for several automobile reasons. For instance, in late September, fire engulfed his Range Rover Autobiography. The incident occurred along Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos. Thankfully, the star singer was not in the car when the incident occurred.

In early December, the multiple awards winner and Grammy Awards nominee acquired a 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia sports car. He made the announcement on social media.

In December, Burna acquired a new Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible. The car was reported to cost a whopping $346,000 (about ₦125 million). According to the artiste, the car was a gift to himself for a successful 2019. The British handmade 4-seat luxury convertible supercar is his second car acquisitions within a span of a week.

Burnaboy is the grandson of Benson Idonije – the legendary broadcaster, music critic and the first band manager of Afrobeats musician Fela Kuti.


Naira Marley

Undoubtedly, Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley, has earned a place as one of the most controversial artistes in Nigeria’s musical history.

In December 2019, he made car-related news. This happened when a Court in Lagos ordered for his arrest and arraignment for alleged car theft.

He later reacted to the car theft allegations by showing off his amazing luxury car collection on Instagram. The collection includes a Porsche, Bentley and a Mercedes-Benz.

Naira Marley captioned the Instagram post:

“I don’t normally do this; I don’t like flexing on people that don’t have but y’all teaching me how to show off… ALHAMDULILLAH SHA,”

The allegedly stolen car is a Toyota Camry with registration number FEE 120 AA. The car was reportedly taken away when Naira Marley’s motorcade hit it. The Toyota Camry vehicle is valued at N1.8 million and an IPhone X5 worth N330,000 belonging to Mr. Adelekan Ademola.

Naira Marley is currently negotiating an out of court settlement in the alleged car theft case, which was filed against him by the Nigeria Police.



Suzuki

The formal launch of the Suzuki cars in Nigeria got a lot of public attention.

The re-launch of the Suzuki cars brand in the country was facilitated by CFAO Motors. The launch ceremony occurred during the opening of the new Suzuki showroom on Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was graced by numerous Nigerian celebrities.

See Also:  Suzuki Officially Launched In Nigeria (PHOTOS)

The Suzuki models available in Nigeria are city cars. They include Alto®, Dzire®, Swift®, Baleno®, Ciaz®, and Ertiga®. The Off-Road Vehicles/Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are Jimny® and Vitara®.

The major talking point of the launch of the Suzuki brand of cars was the announcement of the new Suzuki offer of financing starting from just N85,000 per month with an option to trade-in old cars subject to terms and conditions. In addition during the first year, the customer does not pay for petrol or service.



Tacha

Arguably, Tacha Akide was one of the most popular of all the former housemates of the BBNaija (Pepper Dem Gang).

the former BBN housemate, Tacha, who turned 24 on the 23 of December, got a surprise gift of a Mercedes Benz from her fans.

The reality TV star took to her Instagram page on Christmas eve to share videos from the surprise gift presentation.

Among those who attended her birthday dinner were Bobrisky, Maureen Esisi, and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Esther.

Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by AutoJoshNG: 4:44pm On Jan 02, 2020
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Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by drips8(m): 4:53pm On Jan 02, 2020
I don't care about them or their cars

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Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by buygala(m): 4:58pm On Jan 02, 2020
What kind of thread is this for fvck sake? undecided
Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by GOFRONT(m): 5:27pm On Jan 02, 2020
So Dangote and Otedola did not make the list??
Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by Timagex(m): 5:27pm On Jan 02, 2020
Bob risky oooooo grin

"she gifted himself" "He bought herself" grin cheesy

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Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by chariisGRACE(m): 5:36pm On Jan 02, 2020
Wow!
What a thread.
Very informative.

Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by solutionist: 5:37pm On Jan 02, 2020
Timagex:
Bob risky oooooo grin

"she gifted himself" "He bought herself" grin cheesy


Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by Timagex(m): 8:21pm On Jan 02, 2020
Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by ValCon888: 9:32pm On Jan 02, 2020
Op please make up your mind on the gender you want to ascribe to Bobrisky.
That english you spoke there can cause high blood pressure.

Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by id4sho(m): 10:04am On Jan 03, 2020
undecided
fake list, I don't believe this.
no TOTO DICK(awon werey) & HUSH EKUKE.

Nairalanders am I lieing

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Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by tck2000(m): 11:27am On Jan 07, 2020
ValCon888:
Op please make up your mind on the gender you want to ascribe to Bobrisky.
That english you spoke there can cause high blood pressure.
Re: 20 Nigerians That Made The News For Car-related Events In 2019 by HeightsKE: 3:10pm On Feb 09, 2020
Wao

AutoJoshNG:
2019 was a notable year for a good number of celebrities and public figures for numerous automobile reasons.

For some of them, it was the year that they acquired their dream automobiles. Some of them used the acquisition of cars as an opportunity to showoff. Whatever their motives, their acquisition of the cars drew enormous public attention - solicited and unsolicited.

In this article, Autojosh.com highlights some celebrities, public figures, social media personalities and a corporation that made major automobile news in the year that just passed.


DJ Cuppy

The year had barely kicked off when popular DJ and daughter of business mogul, Femi Otedola, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, professionally known as DJ Cuppy, started making car news.

In late January, Cuppy took delivery of a specially-built 2019 Rolls Royce Phantom 8. She took to her Instagram to announce that the wait for the car is over after 13 good months.

Barely months after she acquired the Rolls Royce, she added a Ferrari to her auto collection.

She made the announcement of the new Ferarri on her Instagram account. She also posted a photo of the Ferrari that has a customized number plate bearing “Cuppy”.

Also, in early December, the same year, she made car news. This happened when she bought her super-wealthy father a luxurious Christmas gift. She got him a brand new N300million Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII.

The DJ shared a picture of herself posing in front of the new luxury sedan on Instagram. She captioned it:

“Just picked up a Christmas present for @FemiOtedola do you think he’ll like it? ����”


Zlatan Ibile

One of Nigeria’s biggest music sensation of 2019 is Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael known professionally as Zlatan Ibile. He, too, made a  number of automobile news in 2019.

In March, the singer, songwriter and dancer, acquired two (2) cars - a Hyundai Elantra and a Mercedes Benz SUV.


Later in May, the graduate of Business Administration from the Mashood Abiola Polytechnic got himself another car – a Mercedes Benz CLA  Class.

In late August, Zlatan added a luxury Bentley Bentayga SUV to his growing fleet of cars. The new luxury whip is estimated to have cost him $200,000. In Naira terms, that is about N120m, after shipping and clearing in Nigeria.

Zlatan turned 25 on Thursday the 19th of December 2019. As a birthday gift to himself, the Zanku dance originator didn’t hesitate to make the day a memorable one by buying himself a white Land Rover Range Rover.



Bobrisky

Okuneye Idris, known famously as Bobrisky, made some car-related headlines in 2019. In late March, she gifted himself a new Mercedes Benz CLA250. The cross-dresser made the announcement of the arrival of the new whip on Instagram.

Later in September, he bought herself a new Range Rover Velar. The SUV was acquired after his planned birthday party was disrupted by the police. According to the social media influencer, the car was acquired at the cost of about N30million.


Hushpuppi

Social media sensation Ray Hushpuppi, whose real name is Raymond Igbalodely, is best known for an ostentatious and showy lifestyle on social media. One of his preoccupations on social media is showcasing his car collection.

For valentine, he acquired for himself a Bentley Bentayga. Days afterwards, he acquired a Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge.

Later in May, Hushpuppi announced that he has gotten himself a Mercedes Maybach S650. In his typical nature, he made this known to his followers on a post he made on Instagram.

In mid-August, he posted a picture of a limited edition Ferrari 458 Italia on his Instagram where he referred to the car as his new baby. According to him, only ten of that Ferrari will be produced and he owns one of them.




Dbanj

In June, star performer Dapo Oyebanjo, famously known as Dbanj,  joined the elite group of Rolls Royce owners in Nigeria.

Dbanj got himself a Rolls Royce Wraith to mark his 39th years birthday. His friend and stylist, Jeremiah Ogbodo aka Swanky Jerry, announced the acquisition of the car.

In an Instagram post, Swanky Jerry congratulated Dbanj for his latest automobile acquisition.

Swanky Jerry uploaded the double-tone coloured Rolls Royce Wraith using his verified official Instagram page.


Linda Ikeji

Popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, is not known to have acquired a car in 2019. However, she made the news when controversial social media personality, Kemi Olunloyo made a claim that Ikeji’s ₦100m Bentley Mulsanne was a gift from Ned Nwoko. Nwoko is the multimillionaire husband of actress, Regina Daniel.

In response to a troll who tried to make comparison between her and Ikeji on Instagram, the self-acclaimed “investigative journalist” stated; “I was richer in my says at her age, she is living my past life, Let her enjoy my past with her smokescreen blog, Ned Nwoko bought Linda’s Bentley abeg”.

According to Kemi Olunloyo, Laura Ikeji, in an Instagram video, forgot to remove the “stock number” from the Bentley’s dashboard. After a series of Investigations, she discovered that Ned Nwoko was actually the person that purchased the car.

Olunloyo thinks there is more to the ₦100 million car gift.

Last year, Linda Ikeji took to her blog to announce the arrival of the brand new ₦100 million Bentley Mulsanne. The celebrity blogger said she bought the car to celebrate the birth of her son, Jayce Jeremi.

See Also: Blogger Linda Ikeji Shows Off The Cars She Has Owned From 2008 Up Till 2018

As at the time of going to press, there is yet to be a denial of the Kemi Olunloyo's allegation by Linda Ikeji.

Note, on 15 March 2019, all Bentley Mulsanne built between January 2012 and September 2018 ( this include Linda Ikeji’s model) was recalled worldwide. The recall became necessary to fix a fault with the seatbelt anchors.  About 1,059 cars were affected. The recall includes both the regular Mulsanne and the Mulsanne Speed.



The Makun Brothers (AY and Yomi Casual)

In 2019, showbiz impresario, Ayo Makun, better known as “AY” and his Fashion designer sibling, Omoniyi Makun, better known by the brand name “Yomi Casual”, demonstrated their love for their spouses by giving them automobile gifts.

In July, comedian AY took delivery of two vehicles that included a new Lexus LX570. The SUV was acquired as a wedding anniversary gift for his wife.

His brother, Yomi Casual, helped him relay the announcement to the public using his official Instagram page.

On May 20, just like his elder brother, Yomi Casual got his wife a birthday present of a new Mercedes Benz GL350.

The excited wife took to her Instagram account to announce the gift to her followers.



Regina Daniels

Unarguably, Regina Daniels was one of the most talked-about celebrities in 2019. She made news for diverse reasons. Some of them include the acquisition of expensive automobiles.

For instance, the constantly repeat 19-year-old set the Internet agog in March, when she bought a Mercedes Benz C-Class C300.

Later in April, she announced her ownership of a G-Wagon Brabus. She shared the pictures of the vehicle on her Instagram page with the caption: “My new baby ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

In May 2019, she acquired a Mercedes Benz GL450 SUV. The car bore a customized number plate 4EVA16.

She acquired all the Mercedes Benz cars within a space of four months.


Mc Galaxy

In October, popular singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, famously known as MC Galaxy, acquired for himself a Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 s Coupe.

Laura Ikeji, who is a close friend to the musician, made the announcement on Instagram. The vehicle has a customized registration number “MCG-04“, has an estimated starting price tag of N45 million.


Earlier in June, MC Galaxy also made news when he bought his producer, T-Spice, a new Benz.

Presenting the car, MC Galaxy revealed how T-spice did not receive the full payment when he produced his hit track “sekem” five years ago. This act of kindness then compelled him to return the favor by buying a new car for him.


Mercy Eke (BBNaija Winner)/IVM G40

Mercy Eke emerged as the winner of this year’s edition of Big Brother Naija Season 4. This made her the first woman to be crowned winner in the show

In keeping to their promise, the organiser of the Big Brother Nigeria reality show, MultiChoice Nigeria, presented Mercy with a cash prize of N30million, together with an SUV – an IVM G40, worth N25million. The SUV was presented to the winner at a well-publicized ceremony.

However, there was a vigorous public conversation centred around the cost of the IVM G40 prize. It was of the opinion of many Nigerians that the G40 was too pricey for a locally-made vehicle. Some suggested that many imported brand of SUVs costs a lot less. A school of thought inferred that the organizers of the show inflated the value of the SUV.

See Also: Did Big Brother Naija Shortchange The Winner Of The Show With The Car Prize?


Mompha

Mompha whose real name is Ismaila Mustapha came under the spotlight in 2019 for diverse reasons.

The Instagram sensation who is known for his flamboyant lifestyle and self-exhibitionism on Social media was mostly in public discourse for the acquisition of some top of the range automobiles.

For instance, in February, he announced that he bought a Bentley Bentayga as a Valentine gift for his wife. The car is worthN99.5 million. He went further to share the receipt of purchase to his online followers.

In April, he acquired a N120million Lamborghini Aventador Roadstar LP700-4. Typically, the announcement was made on social media.

See also: Embattled Mompha And His Array Of Expensive Cars (PHOTOS)

In October, Mompha bought a Ferrari 488 Spider. The price of this Ferrari is about N90million. This happened two days after he announced that he had bought a zero-kilometre mileage 2020 Rolls Royce Wraith VIII. He claimed to be the first African to own the Wraith VIII. He took to Instagram to show the luxury whip he claimed he bought for N180million.


All these 2019 acquisitions add to his incredible auto collection that includes Mercedes Benz G63 AMG, a 2018 Rolls Royce Wraith, a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, and lots more.

On October 2019, Mompha was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was arrested for alleged involvement in internet-related fraud and money laundering. He has regained his freedom after meeting bail conditions.



Burna boy

Unarguably, 2019 was a phenomenal year for Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, known professionally as Burna Boy.

Last year, he made news for several automobile reasons. For instance, in late September, fire engulfed his Range Rover Autobiography. The incident occurred along Lekki-Epe Expressway in Lagos. Thankfully, the star singer was not in the car when the incident occurred.

In early December, the multiple awards winner and Grammy Awards nominee acquired a 2013 Ferrari 458 Italia sports car. He made the announcement on social media.

In December, Burna acquired a new Rolls-Royce Dawn Convertible. The car was reported to cost a whopping $346,000 (about ₦125 million). According to the artiste, the car was a gift to himself for a successful 2019. The British handmade 4-seat luxury convertible supercar is his second car acquisitions within a span of a week.

Burnaboy is the grandson of Benson Idonije – the legendary broadcaster, music critic and the first band manager of Afrobeats musician Fela Kuti.


Naira Marley

Undoubtedly, Azeez Fashola, popularly called Naira Marley, has earned a place as one of the most controversial artistes in Nigeria’s musical history.

In December 2019, he made car-related news. This happened when a Court in Lagos ordered for his arrest and arraignment for alleged car theft.

He later reacted to the car theft allegations by showing off his amazing luxury car collection on Instagram. The collection includes a Porsche, Bentley and a Mercedes-Benz.

Naira Marley captioned the Instagram post:

“I don’t normally do this; I don’t like flexing on people that don’t have but y’all teaching me how to show off… ALHAMDULILLAH SHA,”

The allegedly stolen car is a Toyota Camry with registration number FEE 120 AA. The car was reportedly taken away when Naira Marley’s motorcade hit it. The Toyota Camry vehicle is valued at N1.8 million and an IPhone X5 worth N330,000 belonging to Mr. Adelekan Ademola.

Naira Marley is currently negotiating an out of court settlement in the alleged car theft case, which was filed against him by the Nigeria Police.



Suzuki

The formal launch of the Suzuki cars in Nigeria got a lot of public attention.

The re-launch of the Suzuki cars brand in the country was facilitated by CFAO Motors. The launch ceremony occurred during the opening of the new Suzuki showroom on Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event was graced by numerous Nigerian celebrities.

See Also:  Suzuki Officially Launched In Nigeria (PHOTOS)

The Suzuki models available in Nigeria are city cars. They include Alto®, Dzire®, Swift®, Baleno®, Ciaz®, and Ertiga®. The Off-Road Vehicles/Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are Jimny® and Vitara®.

The major talking point of the launch of the Suzuki brand of cars was the announcement of the new Suzuki offer of financing starting from just N85,000 per month with an option to trade-in old cars subject to terms and conditions. In addition during the first year, the customer does not pay for petrol or service.



Tacha

Arguably, Tacha Akide was one of the most popular of all the former housemates of the BBNaija (Pepper Dem Gang).

the former BBN housemate, Tacha, who turned 24 on the 23 of December, got a surprise gift of a Mercedes Benz from her fans.

The reality TV star took to her Instagram page on Christmas eve to share videos from the surprise gift presentation.

Among those who attended her birthday dinner were Bobrisky, Maureen Esisi, and former Big Brother Naija housemate, Esther.

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