Bolu Akin-Olugbade becomes first African to own a Rolls Royce SUV

Bolu Akin-Olugbade becomes first African to own a Rolls Royce SUV

That he loves Rolls Royce, a wonder on wheel for very distinguished gentlemen is not in doubt. While some of his ilk collect paintings, wristwatches,

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That he loves Rolls Royce, a wonder on wheel for very distinguished gentlemen is not in doubt. While some of his ilk collect paintings, wristwatches, centuries-old wines etc, billionaire businessman, Boluwatife Akin-Olugbade prefers to collect Rolls Royces. From the Phantom, to the Ghost, to the Rolls Royce Wraith, to the Rolls Royce Hyperion to the Drop head Coupe, name it, he has them all.

Perhaps it could be because of its timeless appeal or the fearless attitude the automobile commands, but the debonair Abeokuta born high chief has over the years acquired a total of 10 yet, he never tires to add to his ever growing formidable collection. He began his Rolls Royce collection over 32 years ago with each costing $300,000 upwards a piece. It is understandable why he is a man in his own league.

Just recently, the law trained silverspoon, took delivery of another, his latest addition, the Rolls Royce Cullinan. Infact, the soon-to-be 63-year-old is the first African to have this wonder on wheels. And because it is made on order, it is the first to be made for Africa and the only one available in the entire continent. Little wonder it was used by Coscharis Motors, the only company in Nigeria that sells Rolls Royce and other brands of exclusive vehicles, for its launch recently at the residence of the deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria. As mentioned earlier, it is understandable why Bolu Akin-Olugbade is a man in his own league.

The Rolls Royce Cullinan which costs from $325000 is named after the largest gem quality rough diamond ever found. It is a 6.75 liter juggernaut that is twin turbo charged V12 and packs an amazing 563 horsepower and 627 pound torque. The Cullinan would lower about 1.5 inches as you approach to allow you in and then raise back up afterwards when it is started.

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Owu Kingdom in Abeokuta, Akin-Olugbade has investments in banking, maritime, distribution and logistics, property development & construction and oil and gas.