Just like their counterparts in the United States of America. Nigerian Hip hop stars sure have a penchant for exotic and state- of- the- art cars and they have a good number of these machines in their garage. Some of them have spent money running into six to seven digits to acquire these glamorous cars. Welcome to the flamboyant lifestyles of these superstars who have spent a fortune to acquire these gleaming and expensive car
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun was born on the 16th July 1990 and is better known by his stage name Wizkid. He started recording music at age 11 and managed to release a collaborative album with the Glorious Five, a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W.’s record label Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). Wizkid is one musician who loves wonder-on-wheel to a fault. He is undoubtedly one of the wave making entertainers with great passion for luxury cars in the Nigerian entertainment sector. The singer, who was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’ 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists is really down with state of the art cars. In February 2014, Wizkid became the first ever Nigerian musician to have over 1 million followers on Twitter. Moreover, he became the first Afrobeats artist who appeared in the 2018 Guinness World Record for his contribution to Drake’s hit song “One Dance” purchased a Porsche car and had to crash it weeks after it was purchased. He was said to have sold it and bought another one, an attestation to his deep pocket. Wizkid also recently acquired a Bentley which he rarely drives on account of his busy schedule outside the country.
David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21st, 1992 and is known with the stage name Davido. His 2011 single “Dami Duro” was well-received throughout Nigeria. Along with his elder brother Adewale Adeleke, Davido is the co-owner of HKN Music (a record label home to Sina Rambo, B. Red and DeeKay). He has produced songs for Naeto C, Skales, Tiwa Savage and Sauce Kid. In April 2012, he signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria. On October 23rd, 2013, Davido partnered with Guinness Nigeria for the “Guinness World of More” concert.
Davido loves to splash millions on cars. The singer owns at least 6 cars ranges from a BMW X5, a Mercedes Benz G-55 AMG, a Chevrolet Camaro and a Range Rover among other cars.
You cannot reel out the names of top hip hop musicians who have undying love for sleek automobiles without mentioning the name Damini Ogulu who is known with the soubriquet Burna Boy. He was recently declared wanted by the police over his alleged role on the attack on fellow artiste, Mr 2kay
Burna Boy was born 2nd of July 1991 released a single titled “Like To Party” which saw his rise to prominence. On 5th of September 2012, the video for “Like to Party” was released. Burna Boy who has released other songs is a car freak. This came to bare when he showed off his machines on his Instagram page. The 24 year old singer complained about not having space in his garage and that he is forced to park some Burna Boy boasts of four cars including a Range Rover and G-Wagon. He also has 3 ATV bikes in his compound
To say The Koko Master Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known as D’banj is a lover of classy and expensive cars is like stating the obvious. In his garage are posh automobiles befitting the statues of a superstar namely Aston Martin and a Mercedes Benz coupe.
He adopted the stage name D’banj, a combination of his first name, Dapo, and his surname, Oyebanjo. D’banj is currently best known internationally for his 2012 summer hit “Oliver Twist”, an uptempo dance fusion of Afrobeat and electronic dance music that topped the African charts 2011 and was a top 10 hit in the UK singles chart in 2012 reaching No. 2 on the UK R&B chart. As of 2016, D’banj is ranked to be the richest solo musician in Nigeria according to T.I.N Magazine.
Timi Dakolo was born in Accra, Ghana to a Nigerian father, Bayelsa-native David and a Ghanaian mother, Norah, who died when Dakolo was 13. Despite being born in Ghana, Timi has a Nigerian passport and does not claim dual citizenship.
Timi started singing in church at the age of twelve. In 2003 he joined the singing group Purple Love as a founding member. They dominated the Port Harcourt club circuit, but disbanded in 2005 as all its members had gained admission into the University of Port Harcourt. Around that same period, Timi won a local talent hunt contest G.E FACTO held in Port Harcourt.
Timi Dakolo may not be a pop singer like the other artistes on this list but he is definitely a lover of cars.The Wish Me Well singer owns at least 4 cars including a Mercedes Benz G-Class, a Chevrolet Camaro and a Range Rover in his garage.
Inetimi Alfred Odon popularly known as Timaya, is one of Nigeria’s top muscians who is making waves. He is the founder of South South hip hop group Dem Mama Soldiers. He was born on the 15th of August 1980. His solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”, which also appeared on his debut album, True Story released the following year. His second album Gift and Grace was released in 2008.
Timaya gained further visibility and international prominence through his third studio album De Rebirth released in partnership with Black Body Entertainment and its lead single “Plantain Boy”. Both were commercially successful. He collaborated with Dem Mama Soldiers on the album LLNP (Long Life N Prosperity). In 2012, Timaya released Upgrade, which spawned hits “Bum Bum”, “Sexy Ladies”, and “Malonogede”. To date, his work has earned him four Headies Awards, and one Nigeria Music Award. Timaya undoubtedly has a penchant for head shaking automobiles. He owns G-Wagon, Range Rover, Bentley coupe and a Lexus jeep.
Kingsley Chinweike Okonkwo better known as Kcee(sometimes stylised as KCee), is a singer and songwriter. He was formerly in the Hip Hop duo group called Kc Presh . He currently has a record deal with Five Star Music. He worked with Del B, a record producer known for producing ” Limpopo Kcee songs
It will not be out of place to say KCee is one of the Big Boys in the misic industry who id down with exotic machines. He owns a G-Wagon and a Chevrolet machine.Before he acquired these two cars, Kcee had flaunted his Bentley Coupe Scratch that. He also owns a Range Rover and a BMW X6
Gabriel Oche Amanyi, popularly known by his stage name Terry G, is a Nigerian musician and producer. He is widely known for his eccentric dress-sense, controversial lyrics and awkward identity. He has been described by The Punch as “one of the world’s weirdest singers”, by Vanguard as a “Weird singer”, and by Channels TV as the “Craziest musician in Nigeria” In 2013, he released his fourth album titled Book of Ginger. Street hop kinsman, Terry G is indeed a man of class. In his garage are Range Rover, a premium bike and a Ferrari machine.
Olamide Adedeji was born on the 15th of March 1989 and known by his stage name Olamide but popularly called Olamide Baddo, he is recording artist from Bariga, Lagos State. He records are mostly in Yoruba, his native tongue. In 2011, he released his debut studio album Rapsodi while signed to Coded Tunes. YBNL his follow-up album was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”. On the 7th of November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album’s singles include “Durosoke” and “Yemi My Lover”. On 17 July 2013, Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Ciroc. Olamide has been nominated and won several music awards, including multiple Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies Awards. Apart from literally making a mincemeat of his career, Olamide loves stately cars and have them in good number. He is a proud owner of G-Wagon, Range Rover and currently nursing the idea of acquiring a coupe from the money realised from his numerous shows. He also recently renewed his endorsement with Etisalat and Guinness
Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk was born born on the 31st of October 1986 and better known by his stage name Iyanya rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single “Kukere”. He co-founded the record label Made Men Music Group with Ubi Franklin in 2011. He released his debut studio album, My Story, in 2011. It was supported by the singles “No Time” and “Love Truly”. Desire, his second studio album, contained the singles “Kukere”, “Ur Waist”, “Flavour”, “Sexy Mama”, and “Jombolo”. He won the Artist of the Year award at The Headies 2013. In October 2016, Iyanya announced via Instagram that he signed a record deal with Mavin Records after signing a management deal with Temple Management Company months before. He first announced his intentions to leave Made Man Music Group in July 2016.
That Iyanya has a soft spot for wonder on wheel can be deduced form his collection, he drives his Range Rover Evoque mostly. But the singer also has a Toyota Prado jeep, an Aston Martin vintage car and a Mercedes Benz E class and A BMW X5
Jude Abaga is better known as M.I or M.I Abaga, is a hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has been the CEO of Chocolate City since June 2015. He won Best Hip Hop and Best New Act at the 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and was nominated in the Best International Act category at the BET Awards 2010. He rose to prominence in 2006 when his song “Crowd Mentality” became popular in his hometown of Jos. His critically acclaimed debut studio album, Talk About It, was released on 11 December 2008. The LP was succeeded by M.I 2 (2010). Four years after that, he released his third studio album titled The Chairman. M.I owns owns a white G-Wagon and a white Bentley Coupe.
P-Square are Nigerian R&B duo of identical twin brothers Peter Okoye and Paul Okoye. They produced and released their albums through Square Records. In December 2011, they signed a record deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. In May 2012, they signed a record distribution deal with Universal Music’s South African branch. On 25th September 2017, numerous media outlets reported that the group disbanded. Reports about a breakup surfaced after Peter reportedly sent a termination letter to the group’s lawyer. Prior to this report, the duo disbanded in 2016, supposedly over a disagreement about the role of their manager. Aside the controversy of a break up, Peter and Paul are known for their penchant for solid and state of the art cars. This is evident in the numerous machines in their garage.