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September 14, 2019

Top 20 Most Beautiful Cities In Nigeria In 2019

Nigeria is a very vast country with lots of known places. Some cities are more developed and popular than some others because of some reasons. These developed cities always attract people for many reasons but mainly to settle for greener pastures.

Big companies and industries always tend to set up their headquarters at these developed cities thereby making them more popular and a place you could get employed easily. These cities are also known for their fun packed activities you will surely get while you visit there.

For instance, a lot of people go to Lagos to see various beaches, Cinemas, lodge in 5-star hotels and lots more. All these helps in the development of a particular place and increase in activity and revenue. Below goes our top 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria in 2019.

Lagos city

1) Lagos - Lagos State
What is the most beautiful city in Nigeria? Lagos metropolitan area. This city is very large and it's the Nigerian city with the highest population. The city holds high esteems for it's ability to attract many visitors for many reasons. The city is full of interesting places you would surely love to behold.

Lagos is also the largest city in whole Africa. This city is located in Lagos State and constitutes many ethnic groups i.e Lagos is stocked with people from different places that are coexisting together.

The developed city is also the center of nollywood movies, music and lots more. The cinemas, Sand beaches, big brands headquarters and lots more are found here.

Lekki in Lagos State

2) Lekki - Lagos State
Lekki is a very beautiful city in Lagos State and also the second most beautiful city in Nigeria. Lekki resides east of the Lagos city. So many estates are found in Lekki and of high prices cause of the high development rate.

Many celebrities especially nigerian musicians live in Lekki. Lekki is also a centre of entertainment with lots of casinos and bars lighting up the city. Dangote's refinery which is almost at its end of completion is being built in Lekki free zone.

The Phase 1, Ajah, Richmond Gates and Victoria Garden city are notable neighborhood of the city. Lekki also has a British international school, Italian international school (Enrico Mattei) and the American international school of Lagos.

Abuja in FCT

3) Abuja - FCT
Abuja is located in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and it's the third most beautiful city in Nigeria. It is one of the most developed cities in Nigeria and Africa. A lot of people with different backgrounds live and do businesses of various kinds in Abuja.

Big and well structured buildings of different kinds are found in Abuja. Big Companies have their Skyscrapers (mostly headquarters) stationed in this city and all these play major roles in the relevance of the city. Aside the skyscrapers part, huge hotels, shopping malls are also great sites of recreation and attraction.

Tourists also find it fun to visit the Aso Rock, National mosque, National Stadium and so on. Also, it is the center of politics in Nigeria. The presidential villa and the great house of Senate, ministers of  different sectors and not forgetting political Godfathers and renowned Businessmen.

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Ikeja, capital of Lagos State

4)  Ikeja - Lagos State
Everyone knows Ikeja cause of it's popularity for being the capital of Lagos State. Ikeja is among the top developed cities we have in this country. The shopping mall in the mainland of Lagos State, Ikeja City mall is found in Ikeja and it is also has a Cinema.

Ikeja is also the home of Femi Kuti's African shrine and Lagbaja's motherland. Most Lagos State politicians live in Ikeja cause it's the capital and it accommodates the Government house of Lagos State is also in Ikeja. Ikeja also has a lot of Airports and has the popular Murtala Mohammed International Airport. The city houses a lot of Airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Overland Airways, Aero contractors

Owerri in Imo State

5) Owerri - Imo State
Owerri is the fifth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's located in Imo state and also the capital. The state boasts of people with different kinds of work starting from the civil servants to various business persons with young and old. This city has about 4000 hectares of land which is huge and constitutes of beautiful and critical structures.

A lot of entertainment Zoo are found in this state such as their shopping malls, the Oguta lake, The Zoo, Museums, 5-star hotels and lots more. Owerri also has a good number of casinos and night clubs which makes this city supersound and very active everyday.

Owerri also contains houses of my Igbo billionaire who hails from the state. There are also huge buildings of Big brands. This city is worthy of this list.

Abakiliki in Ebonyi State

6) Abakiliki - Ebonyi State
Trust me when i say this is really new! The city hasn't making this list for years but has now been added due to massive works on the city by their Governors. Abakiliki is the capital of Ebonyi State located in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

The Abakiliki flyover has been a major search keyword associated with Abakiliki on Google. The capital city now boasts a lot of awesome roads with ravishing lights of different colors shining at night.

The city really looks like a much developed city with blue lights under the flyover and beside the roads. Roundabout is also a centre of interest. It can't be said short that magnificent work has been done here.

Enugu in Enugu State

7) Enugu - Enugu State
Enugu makes this list. It is the capital of Enugu State, Nigeria. Being one of the most beautiful cities in the country, it's population according to 2006 Nigerian census is 722,664.

A lot of fun places such as cinemas, casinos and big hotels are found in this city. Enugu being the capital is the center of politics in Enugu State as the government house and other highly held offices are found here.

Three local government areas are in Enugu which are Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South.

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Porthacourt in Rivers State

8) Porthacourt - Rivers State
This is a very popular city in Nigeria. Often times it has been compared to Lagos for some certain reasons. Porthacourt is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. Basically speaking, lots of people wants to get to Porthacourt either for tourism, work, hangout etc. The estimated population of Porthacourt is 1.9 million according to 2006 census.

There are three sports Stadiums in the city. The Sharks stadium, the Yakubu Gowon stadium and Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium. Porthacourt is also known for having bunch of oil firms such as chevron and Royal Dutch Shell.

Akure in Ondo State

9) Akure - Ondo State
This another beautiful city. The Ondo state capital is also the largest city in the state. The history of Akure goes way back to when Omoremi Omuluabi the godson of Emperor Oduduwa founded it.

This big city is also well known for their agricultural ventures like cassava, yams, cocoa, tobacco and corn. Cottons are also grown and used for clothing.

Akure is really a fun place to be as there are many fun sites like chicken republic, Tantalizers, captain cook, Shoprite and sunshine stars stadium.

Uyo in Akwa Ibom State

10) Uyo - Akwa Ibom State
Uyo is the capital city of Akwa Ibom State. It is ranked tenth most beautiful city in Nigeria and it's the center of the state's political offices. This is one city that would give a lot of good memories after visiting.

Whether an adventure seeker , movie lovers, golfer, foodie, shopaholic or collector of random facts, you will find there are so many things to do while visiting.

Some of the great places to visit in this city for some fun packed activity are unity park, National museum of colonial history, Akwa Ibom international stadium which was done under former Governor, Godswill Akpabio. Others include Oron museum, Ibom Tropicana Entertainment center, Ibeno beach and lots more.

Calabar in Cross River State

11) Calabar - Cross River State
Cross River State is most times referred as the sister to Akwa Ibom State. Calabar is a very beautiful place to be due to some reasons like culture, food, fun sites to see and lots more. Calabar is the capital city of Cross River State, Nigeria. The city is near the Cameroonian border.

Calabar is also the headquarters of the eastern naval command. Calabar has lots of fun facts like their annual Christmas festivals, Calabar carnivals, tinapa resort, lots of hotels, an international airport and a sports stadium.

Kaduna city of Kaduna State

12) Kaduna - Kaduna State
We are now at the northern part of the country. Kaduna is the capital city of Kaduna State. It is also a very populated place in the country and it's known for agriculture, colleges and universities. Their current estimated population is around 1.3 million.

Kaduna is an industrial centre of Northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt, manufacturing products like textiles, machinery, steel, aluminium, petroleum products and bearings.

The Kaduna international airport is a good place to visit in the city. It also has lots of railways, the Ranchers Bees Stadium and Ahmadu Bello stadium.

warri in Delta State

13) Warri - Delta State
It's obvious that Warri is a very populated place and one of the biggest cities in Nigeria.

The city of Warri is an oil hub in South-South Nigeria and houses an annex of the Delta State Government House. It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province.

This city features lots of investments from huge companies which helps establish the city. The popular warri is mostly known for Criminality and other vices but regardless of what you heard, this place is virtually lit and a place you would love to visit for sure.

Ibadan in Oyo State

14) Ibadan - Oyo State
A city with a population of over 3 million is surely large. Ibadan is the capital of Oyo State and it's the capital of Oyo State and is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano.

At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, and the second most populous in Africa behind Cairo.

Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas, as well as various communities from other parts of the country.

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15) Asaba - Delta State
Although Asaba is not as populated as other cities that made the list but is sure a fast developing area. Asaba is the capital city of Delta State, Nigeria.

Asaba has Stephen Keshi Stadium which had a face-lift to satisfy local fans, has hosted several international competitions and soccer events since it was upgraded by the administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and commissioned by Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Asaba is a very beautiful city with shopping malls, stadiums, cinemas and lots more. Asaba and warri are the two main industrial places of the state and that attracts lots of people.

Kano in Kano State

16) Kano - Kano State
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. Kano is the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria.

The principal inhabitants of the city are the Hausa people. However, there are many who speak Fulani language.

Kano has lots of mosques, fun packed places to visit and so on.

Abeokuta in Ogun State

17) Abeokuta - Ogun State
Situated on the east bank of the Ogun river. The capital and largest city in Ogun State sits 17th on our list.

Abeokuta was a walled town and remnants of the historic wall still exist today. Ake, the traditional residence of the Alake, along with Centenary Hall (1930), are both in the Egba Alake's territory.

Abeokuta houses cool spots like the Green legacy resort which is a large hotel built by former president Olusegun Obasanjo. The Governor's office is located in Oke Mosan.

Abeokuta also has the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Benin City in Edo State

18) Benin City - Edo State
This city is among the most popular cities in Nigeria. Benin City is the capital of Edo State and the center of political offices and industrial firms.

The city is renowned for its bronze casting, and bronze casters ply their trade along Igun Street.

Benin City is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, and oil production is also a significant industry.

Jos in plateau state

19) Jos - Plateau State
Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-Town", it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.

During British colonial rule, Jos was an important centre for tin mining and now it has become the trading hub in the state as commercial activities are steadily on the rise.

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Awka in Anambra State

20) Awka - Anambra State
Awka is the popular city of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Awka is located midway between two major cities in Northern Igboland, Onitsha and Enugu which has informed its choice as an administrative center for the colonial authorities and today as a base for the Anambra State government.

The economy of Awka city revolves primarily around government since many state and federal institutions are located there. Awka hosts the State Governor's Lodge, State Assembly and State Ministries for Health, State Judiciary headquarters, Education, Lands, Water.

The above list is all the 20 most beautiful cities in Nigeria. Let's take a look over again.

  • Lagos - Lagos State 
  • Lekki - Lagos State 
  • Abuja - FCT 
  • Ikeja - Lagos State 
  • Owerri - Imo State 
  • Abakiliki - Ebonyi State 
  • Porthacourt - Rivers State 
  • Akure - Ondo State 
  • Uyo - Akwa Ibom 
  • Calabar - Cross River State 
  • Kaduna - Kaduna State 
  • Warri - Delta State 
  • Ibadan - Oyo State 
  • Asaba - Delta State 
  • Kano - Kano State 
  • Abeokuta - Ogun State 
  • Benin City - Edo State 
  • Jos - Plateau State 
  • Awka - Anambra State 

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September 8, 2019

The 20 Most Expensive Cars In The World 2019 With Their Worths

Wait a minute, what?? Some cars costs almost what it could take to own a private jet. When we talk about the most expensive cars in the planet, we are not talking about our regular on road vehicles. These cars are known as speed demons and are produced by companies for special purposes thereby making some of them very limited.

These cars are very expensive and can't be seen like other common vehicles. Worthy times were spent for their crafting and designs which made them stand out like the Bugatti la Voitre Noire which had only one production but costs a whole lot of money to be acquired.

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With no much time wasting, let's take you to where you wanna be. Behold these cars with all their glories and you will surely love them; Below goes the most expensive cars in the World 2019. Their worths are both stated in US Dollar and Nigerian Naira.

Bugatti la Voitre Noire

1) Bugatti la Voitre Noire
Price in Dollars - $18.7 million
Price in Naira - N6.7 Billion

When I stated earlier that some of them are worth fortunes that could be used to acquire a private jet, this was the main deal. The Bugatti la Voitre Noire was made in celebration of Bugatti's 100th anniversary and pays homage to the company's history.

The founder of Bugatti, Eltore Bugatti's son Jean Bugatti developed four type 57C Atlantic coupes in the 1930s and drove one of his creations which he named "la Voitre Noire".

This car costs an amazing $18.7 million and it has already been sold to an anonymous buyer but reports claims it to be popular football player, Cristiano Ronaldo. The speed demon has a lot of elegance and was dropped to the world in March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The body of the la Voitre Noire is carbon fiber and is hand crafted. It possesses a quad turbo W16 engine sending upwards of 1,500 horsepower (1,119 kilowatts) to all it's four wheels. Though the car was unveiled and sold to an anonymous buyer, it has no interiors and the reason is because it had been worked on for only 6 months. The final road version of this car is not to be expected to be completed for another two and half years.

Rolls Royce Sweeptail

2) Rolls Royce Sweeptail
Price in Dollars - $13 million
Price in Naira - N4.65 Billion

The Rolls Royce Sweeptail comes second on the list. This car is also the most expensive British car ever made in the world. The Rolls Royce Sweeptail was influenced by cars such as the 1934 Phantom II streamlined saloon and the park ward 20/25 Limousine silhouette.

The interiors are marvellous, opening the doors reveals cosseting thrones, polished metal surfaces and a full length panoramic roof. Four years before the Rolls Royce Sweeptail made it's public appearance, the British company marque approached a favored connoisseur of the company with the idea of creating a modern coach built car.

Rolls Royce has never named the car's owner or how much was been paid for the car but the handcraft of this car is marvelous.

Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero

3) Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero
Price in Dollars - $8 million
Price in Naira - N2.86 Billion

The Maybach Exelero was a one-off high-performance sports car made by Stola in collaboration with DaimlerChrysler. It was unveiled at the Tempodrom in Berlin in 2005.

In collaboration with Maybach, the initial design of the Exelero was to be influenced by the Maybach SW 38 and built on the platform of the Maybach 57.

The Exelero is powered by a twin turbo V12 engine made by the defunct Maybach (now a part of the Mercedes-Benz division of Daimler AG, and mounted at 60º. Each cylinder has 3 valves, and a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The engine produces 700 PS (690 hp; 515 kW) at 5000 rpm and 752 ft⋅lb (1,020 N⋅m) of torque at 2500 rpm.

The Exelero has a top speed of 351 km/h (218 mph) and a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration time of 4.4 seconds.

The main materials used in the construction of the Exelero's interior are dark and red leather, neoprene, glossy black carbon fiber, and aluminum accents. The Exelero has sport seats with red harness-style seatbelts.

Bugatti Divo

4) Bugatti Divo
Price in Dollars - $5.8 million
Price in Naira - N2.1 Billion

The Bugatti Divo is the fourth most expensive car in the world. It is named after French racing driver Albert Divo, who raced for Bugatti in the 1920s winning the Targa Florio race twice.

The interior in the Divo is relatively similar to the more luxurious Chiron, but has Alcantara upholstery and carbon-fibre trim in order to save weight.

The car is 8.0 seconds quicker than the Chiron around the Nardò test track according to the manufacturer and generates 456 kg (1,005 lb) of downforce at top speed, 90 kg (198 lb) more than the Chiron.

The Bugatti Divo was only produced in 40 units and the car will be built along with the chiron at the Bugatti factory. All 40 cars were pre-sold before the public debut to chiron owners through special invitations by the dealers.

5) Koenigsegg CCXR TREVITA
Price in Dollars - $4.8 million
Price in Naira - N1.7 Billion

The CCXR Trevita is a limited edition of the Koenigsegg CCXR featuring a diamond weave carbon fibre finish. Trevita is an abbreviation in Swedish and translates into "three whites".

Initially, three CCXR Trevitas were planned to be produced, however, because of the complexity to make the special diamond weave carbon-fibre, only 2 were ever made, making it one of the rarest vehicles manufactured by Koenigsegg.

The Trevita is also one of the most expensive sports cars, costing US$4.8 million.

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

6) Lamborghini Veneno Roadster
Price in Dollars - $4.5 million
Price in Naira - N1.6 Billion

This speed demon comes sixth on this list.With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h.

The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is driven by a twelve-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 liters and is equipped with the extremely fast-shifting ISR transmission with five modes, permanent all-wheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units.

Carbon fiber dominates also the interior of the Veneno Roadster. The carbon fiber monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills. The two lightweight bucket seats are made from Lamborghini's patented Forged Composite. The woven carbon-fiber CarbonSkin is used to clad the entire cockpit, part of the seats and the headliner.

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Mclaren P1 LM

7) Mclaren P1 LM
Price in Dollars - $3.6 million
Price in Naira - N1.29 Billion

This expensive car was launched in 2017.

The P1 LM isn't actually built by McLaren. The company responsible for it is Lanzante, which used the track-only P1 GTR as the basis. This is the same Lanzante that fielded the F1 GTR race car that won overall in the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and recently the firm’s been in the headlines for building street-legal versions of the P1 GTR.

A W16 Quad Turbo engine displaces eight liters, features 1,200 horsepower, seven-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. Acceleration is a head-whipping 2.5 seconds in the 0-60 mph standard, 0-100 mph in 5.5 seconds and 10.1 seconds for a standing quarter mile. Ten radiators are standard to handle the air conditioner and the engine cooling’s systems. The top speed is 254 mph.

Lanzante's P1 LM was developed as a spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 LM. Just six P1 were built, including a prototype, matching the original run of F1 LMs. One of the key modifications made by Lanzante was getting the P1 GTR’s hybrid drivetrain, rated at 986 horsepower, to run on pump gas. Other mods included gold-plated heat shields in the engine bay, a lighter exhaust system, and a more efficient intercooler.

Lykan Hypersports

8) Lykan Hypersports
Price in Dollars - $3.4 million
Price in Naira - N1.2 1 Billion

This is the first sports car to be designed and produced indigenously in the Middle East.

The Lykan Hypersport is a Lebanese limited production supercar manufactured by W Motors, a United Arab Emirates based company, founded in 2012 in Lebanon with the collaboration of Lebanese and Italian engineers.

The HyperSport is the first car to have headlights with embedded jewels; they contain titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts). At least two of the cars have been sold, one to an anonymous buyer, as revealed in a YouTube video by W Motors. In June 2015, the Abu Dhabi police force purchased a Lykan HyperSport.

Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere

9) Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere
Price in Dollars - $3.4 million
Price in Naira - N1.21 Billion

A W16 Quad Turbo engine displaces eight liters, features 1,200 horsepower, seven-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. Acceleration is a head-whipping 2.5 seconds in the 0-60 mph standard, 0-100 mph in 5.5 seconds and 10.1 seconds for a standing quarter mile. Ten radiators are standard to handle the air conditioner and the engine cooling’s systems. The top speed is 254 mph.

The wings of the Bugatti Veyron has been modified, air intake with sharp accents and upgraded side skirts provide improved aerodynamics. The first end of the car is shortened and a molded lip has been added.

Aston Martin Valkyrie

10) Aston Martin Valkyrie
Price in Dollars - $3.2 million
Price in Naira - N1.14 Billion

Aston Martin Valkyrie is a limited production hybrid sports car collaboratively built by British automobile manufacturer Aston Martin, Red Bull Racing and several other manufacturers. The car can accelerate to 97 km/h (60 mph) from a standstill in a time of 2.5 seconds.

A Rimac-built hybrid battery system, which performs as a KERS system, is installed along with the engine. The power is delivered by a 7-speed paddle-shift transmission constructed by Ricardo. The exhausts come out nearby the engine, similar to the ones from F1 race cars and the Porsche 918 Spyder.

In March 2017, Aston Martin revealed that the car would be named Valkyrie, after the Norse mythological figure.

According to Red Bull, the name was chosen to continue the tradition of "V" nomenclature of Aston Martin's automobiles and to distinguish the vehicle as a high-performance car (the "V" was used as the distinguishing factor).

Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio

11) Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio
Price in dollars - $3 million
Price in Naira - N1 Billion

The Pininfarina Sergio is a concept car produced by the Italian design house Pininfarina. It was presented at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a tribute to the former chairman of the company and the infamous automotive designer, Sergio Pininfarina, who died on 3 July 2012.

The exterior design consists of floats and aerodynamic headrests which are attached to the roll bar rather than the body of the seats, becoming almost elements of the exterior more than the interior.

Ferrari built six units of the Sergio starting in 2015 and sold it to handpicked customers. The production version consists of heavy modifications over the concept with the most noticeable being the addition of the windshield along with a removable hard top.

Pagani Huayra BC

12) Pagani Huayra BC
Price in Dollars - $2.8 million
Price in Naira - N1 Billion

This car is named after Huayra-tata, a Quechua wind god. The Huayra was named "The Hypercar of the Year 2012" by  Top Gear magazine. On 11 February 2015 it was reported that the Pagani Huayra has been sold out.

The Huayra was limited to just 100 units as part of Pagani's agreement with engine supplier Mercedes-AMG.

The Pagani Huayra was officially debuted online with several pictures in a press release on 25 January 2011. The official world debut was at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show held in March.

Bugatti Chiron

13) Bugatti Chiron
Price in Dollars - $2.7 million
Price in Naira - N966.6 million

The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2016. The car is based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron. The car shares the name with the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car.

The first 200 cars were sold before the first delivery of the car. The base price is €2,400,000 and buyers were required to place a €200,000 deposit before their purchase.

14) la Ferrari FXX K
Price in Dollars - $2.7 million
Price in Naira - N966.6 million

The Ferrari FXX K is a high performance limited production track day car manufactured by automobile manufacturer Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.

Designed by Marco Fainello,Adrián Méndez and architect Samuel Rodriguez at Centro Stile Ferrari, the FXX K is based on the street-legal LaFerrari.

The hybrid powerplant used in the FXX-K has a total power output of 1,050 PS (772 kW; 1,036 hp) and over 900 N⋅m (664 lb⋅ft), of which 860 PS (633 kW; 848 hp) are delivered by the V12 ICE and 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) by the electric motor.

The FXX-K is not intended to be used in competition and was developed to give an uncompromising experience to the driver. The FXX-K was unveiled at the Yas Marina Circuit in late 2014.

Mercedes Benz AMG One

15) Mercedes Benz AMG One
Price in Dollars - $2.5 million
Price in Naira - N895 million

The AMG One was unveiled at the 2017 International Motor Show Germany by Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who worked on the development of the car, and Head of Mercedes-Benz Dieter Zetsche.

The production of the car is planned to be 275 units at a price of US$2.72 million per unit, all of which have been already sold. Mercedes-AMG received orders for four times the production amount, but have stated that production will not be increased from the planned 275 units.

The powertrain of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is expected to be rated at 775–918 kW (1,054–1,248 PS; 1,039–1,231 hp) through a hybrid drivetrain that shares many features with modern Formula One cars.

Ferrari Laferrari Aperta

16) Ferrari Laferrari Aperta 
Price in Dollars - $2.4 million 
Price in Naira - N859.2 million 

The Aperta is our sixteenth most expensive car in the world.

LaFerrari Aperta is the open-top version of LaFerrari.

The car was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Like past open-top Ferrari models, it uses the Aperta label to denote its removable roof. According to Ferrari, all units were already pre-sold to customers via invitation.

The Aperta comes with a removable carbon fibre hard top and a removable canvas soft top.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

17) Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
Price in Dollars - $2.2 million 
Price in Naira - N787.6 million 

It's Sesto Elemento in English means "sixth element". The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento got debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fibre.

Lamborghini announced plans to produce 20 cars for track use only in mid-2011 with each car costing US$2.92 million. All 20 cars were already sold upon the confirmation of production. At that time, the Sesto Elemento was the most expensive Lamborghini ever created.

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Koenigsegg One

18) Koenigsegg One 
Price in Dollars - $2 million 
Price in Naira - N716 million 

The Koenigsegg One was presented at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show held in March.

Koenigsegg built six cars apart from the car presented at the Geneva Motor Show. All of which were already sold.

The name One:1 comes from the power-to-weight ratio (1,360 PS to 1360 kg) giving the car 1 PS per 1 kg mass. The 1,360 PS power output is the equivalent of one megawatt, which Koenigsegg claims makes the One:1 the 'world's first megacar'. The car is track focused as opposed to the previous cars made by Koenigsegg.

Zenvo TS1 GT

19)  Zenvo TS1 GT
Price in Dollars - $1.9 million 
Price in Naira - N680.2 million 

The Zenvo TS1 GT is a limited production sports car manufactured by Danish automobile manufacturer Zenvo Automotive. It was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

the two-seat Zenvo TS1 features standout styling, bolstered with a twin-supercharged 5.9-liter V8 that’s claimed to put 1,100 horsepower to the pavement. It can run to 60 mph in around 2.8 seconds and achieve a blazing top speed of 233 mph.

Production is limited to 15 units.

Ferrari Laferrari

20) Ferrari Laferrari 
Price in Dollars - $1.4 million 
Price in Naira - N501.2 million 

This Ferrari is the last Ferrari model with a mid-mounted 12-cylinder engine.

The car was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, followed by Auto Shanghai 2013, 2013 Tour Auto Optic 2000, 2013 Supercar Chronicle,Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

Ferrari states that the car has a top speed exceeding 349 km/h (217 mph), similar to the Enzo's top speed, however, it is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 2.4 seconds, 0–200 km/h (0–124 mph) in under 7 seconds, and 0–300 km/h (0–186 mph) in 15 seconds.

Now you know what I meant by they are not your regularly seen cars. They are the world's costliest ride ever; let's take a recap of the whole list...

  • Bugatti la Voitre Noire 
  • Rolls Royce Sweeptail 
  • Mercedes Benz Maybach Exelero 
  • Bugatti Divo 
  • Koenigsegg CCXR TREVITA
  • Lamborghini Veneno Roadster 
  • Mclaren P1 LM 
  • Lykan Hypersports 
  • Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere 
  • Aston Martin Valkyrie 
  • Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio 
  • Pagani Huayra BC 
  • Bugatti Chiron 
  • Laferrari FXX K
  • Mercedes AMG One 
  • Ferrari Laferrari Aperta 
  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
  • Koenigsegg One 1
  • Zenvo TS1 GT 
  • Ferrari Laferrari 
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September 4, 2019

7 Most Expensive Houses In Nigeria 2019 And Their Owners

Many among the richest people in Africa reside in Nigeria. Nigeria is a proud nation boasting of lots of popular business moguls and billionaires. Though some of them might not be into lavish spending but the house they live in speaks different.

Celebrities as we all know can be extravagant. These houses are worth a lot of money and are also very huge. Below goes the 7 most expensive houses in nigeria and their owners.

Read Also: Top 50 Richest People in the World

1) Folorunsho Alakija's House

Folorunsho Alakija's House

About the house:
This house is tagged "the most beautiful and expensive house in Nigeria. The house belongs to the once richest black woman in the world. Folorunsho Alakija's house is constructed by the popular Julius Beger Company.

The house situates in Ikoyi Lagos State and it's construction started in April 2014. The team of architects that were behind this massive mansion is said to be Adeniyi Coker consultants Ltd.

Folorunsho Alakija mansion

The mansion boasts of exquisite looks and anybody that beholds it would surely fall in love with it. The home is also believed to have some bulletproof features. Folorunsho Alakija's house is the most expensive house owned by a woman and also the most expensive in Africa. The billionaire woman resides in the mansion with her husband.

How much does this house cost? The house costs a lot and varies on different publications. According to idonsabi, the worth of the house is $700 million while legit sits it at $70 million.

About the Owner:

Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, one of the richest African women, and one of the richest black women in the world.

In 2014, she temporarily unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world.

She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited. She also has a majority stake in DaySpring Property Development company.

As of 2015, she is listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries.

Net Worth:
According to Forbes, Folorunsho Alakija's net worth is estimated roughly at $1 billion as of September 2019.

Favorite Quotes:
Don't quit when things get though, just hang in there, stay focused and be patient.
You need to believe in your dreams. - Metrowomanafrica

2) Aliko Dangote House

Aliko Dangote House

About the House:
This house comes to be the most expensive house in Nigeria and it's owned by the richest man in Africa. The house is regarded as one of the most extravagant and luxurious mansion built ever in Africa. The mansion is a masterpiece built to the desire of the owner.

The house has tastefully furnished living room, a conference room, a house office that has hosted great men, extravagant bedrooms, a well designed kitchen. The interiors of this home are really amazing and a dream home for many. From the luxurious bedrooms with large space and king-sized beds to his enormous kitchen which is what a real cook wishes for to the home office that has hosted Bill Gates and many others.

What is the worth of this house? The worth of this house is not really clear but according to legit, the house worth is tagged at $30 million while idonsabi placed the worth at 5 billion Naira. But regardless, the house is known to cost a lot though there is a rumor about Dangote having sold the house.

About the Owner:

Aliko Dangote photo

Aliko Dangote GCON is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.

He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world's richest person of African descent.

The Dangote Group was established as a small trading firm in 1977, the same year Dangote relocated to Lagos to expand the company.

Today, it is a multi-trillion-naira conglomerate with many of its operations in Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, and Togo.

The Dangote Group has moved from being a trading company to be the largest industrial group in Nigeria including Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, and Dangote Flour.

Net Worth: Aliko Dangote net worth is estimated at $9.3 billion according to Forbes as of September 2019.

Favorite Quotes:
Every morning when i wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems before retiring home.
In what you do strive to be the best.
Passion is what drives me forward, Passion is what makes me go to bed at 2am and wake up at 6am. - AzQuotes

3) Mike Adenuga's House

Mike Adenuga's Mansion

About the House:
Mike Adenuga's house sits third. The massive mansion boasts of lots of space as it is built on 3 hectares. It is also known as the most sophisticated house in Nigeria. The home consists of luxurious features as it is a two Storey building with white walls and brown windows according to legit.

The house is said to have a Yatch berth, car park, indoor swimming pool and lots of comfortable features. The house also boasts of a meeting hall for large and important visitors.

Mike Adenuga's House in Banana Island

How much does this house cost? For certain, the cost of this house is really huge. Through both publications from idonsabi and legit, the house is worth 8 billion Naira. The home is located in Banana Island.

About the Owner:

Mike Adenuga

Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr, GCON is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the second-richest person in Africa.

His company Globacom is Nigeria's second-largest telecom operator, which has a presence in Ghana and Benin. He owns stakes in the Equitorial Trust Bank and the oil exploration firm Conoil.

He was named African Entrepreneur of The Year at the first African Telecoms Awards (ATA) in August 2007.

In 2012, he was made Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger by the government of Nigeria.

He holds a Yoruba tribal chieftaincy as the Otunba Apesin of the Ijebu clan.

Net Worth: According to Forbes, Mike Adenuga net worth is $8.7 billion as of September 2019.

Favorite Quotes:
The harder you work the luckier you get.
You don't have to throw away the little water you have simply because there is a sign that it is going to rain.

4) Orji Uzor Kalu

Camp Neya

About the House:
The house that sits fourth is Camp Neya and owned by Politician, Entrepreneur and former Governor of Abia State. It is located in his home town in Igbere, Abia State. Camp Neya was built in 1998 when the billionaire was still in his thirties and before he became the Governor.

The house is said to have been named after his daughter. The mansion is said to consist of 400 rooms. There is a golf and football pitch, an Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball court, lawn tennis court, a sports centre, bush bar and more.

It also has over 36 jumbo sized living rooms, 12 room presidential lodge, Governors lodge for all 36 States and FCT,  a 5000 capacity conference hall, a banquet hall, a karaoke hall, 22 kitchens, 102 toilets, 76 bathrooms and 187 bedrooms. The cost of this house is unknown.

About the Owner:

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the governor of Abia State, Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007.

Orji Uzor Kalu contested in the 2019 Nigerian general election to represent the people of Abia North in the senate, running under the banner of All Progressives Congress. He defeated the incumbent senator Mao Ohuabunwa with over 10,000 votes.

Kalu is the chairman of the Daily Sun, a Nigerian daily print newspaper founded and published in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Net Worth: Orji Uzor Kalu according to naijaauto is $330 million.

Favorite Quote:
A good business man must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. In places where people see a lot of obstacles, I see a lot of opportunities.

5) Okwudili Umenyiora's House

Okwudili Umenyiora's House

About The House:
This is the fifth most expensive house in Nigeria. The expensive mansion belongs to Okwudili Umenyiora who is the CEO of Dilly Motors and Eric Manny Entertainment. The building was completed in 2013 and is situated in Lekki phase one.

The mansion contains indoor and outdoor swimming pools, glass fenced garage for his luxurious cars, an elevator in a glass that gives you magnificent view of the house while moving up or down. The floors of this house contains TV sets embedded in glass floors. The living rooms are also lavishly designed with much extravagant taste.

Okwudili Umenyiora

The building is one place you would like to behold. Chilling spots are found nearby the swimming pools and the windows of the house are built in circle shapes and other forms. How much is this house worth? This house is said to be worth around ten million dollars  according to legit.

About the owner:

Okwudili Umenyiora is a Nigerian businessman and chief executive officer of Dilly Motors. He’s also the owner of record label, Eric Manny Entertainment – a record label Runtown was formerly singed to.

He earns from businesses in Nigeria and has properties worth several millions of naira in Nigeria.

He was known to be one of the biggest scammers in Nigeria that got away with crimes and money from scamming personalities in and out of the country.

Net Worth: According to moss9ja, Okwudili Umenyiora's net worth is estimated at $200 million.

6) Linda Ikeji's House

Linda Ikeji Mansion

About the House:
This is the house of popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji. The mansion is located in Banana Island. The house was acquired by Linda Ikeji in 2016 for a said price of 600 million Naira.

The two building consists of eleven bedrooms, a media room, cinema room, great kitchen design, interior gym then a basketball court at the outside. The construction of the house is First Class with the walls white coloured and the architecture of the house impressive.

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How much is this worth? Linda Ikeji bought the house for N600 million but the house is currently worth around N850 million to N900 million.

About the owner

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji

Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model.

After graduation, Ikeji started blogging in 2006. She became an active blogger in 2007 using a blogger sub-domain and later obtained her domain

On 22 August 2016, on her blog, she announced the creation her online TV network, Linda Ikeji TV alongside other brands she was establishing. Linda Ikeji TV airs a variety of programmes ranging from talk shows, reality shows, TV series to Movies. The Network both produces some of its programmes and also buys TV contents.

Linda Ikeji was the biggest Google Search trend in Nigeria for 2014. The name Linda Ikeji was the most searched item by users of Google in Nigeria.

Net Worth: Linda Ikeji's net worth is estimated at roughly $10 million.

7) AY House

AY mansion in Lagos

About the House:
This house closes the list. The mansion is owned by renowned comedian, AY Makun. The house is so amazing and the interiors of the building was done by his wife who is CEO of Midas Interiors. This is his second luxurious mansion and he launched it in December 2018.

The interior of this house is really amazing and a stunning beauty with the sitting room, kitchen, bedrooms lavishly decorated and in bright colours. The house also has swimming pools for relaxation and lights on its walls.

The color of the house is mainly blue and white and during the night, the lights and colors of the building brings out an enormous beauty to behold. How much is this house worth? The worth is unknown but surely costs hundreds of millions of Naira.

About the Owner:

AY Makun

AY is the host of the A.Y live shows and A.Y comedy skits. His first movie, 30 Days in Atlanta was produced by him and directed by Robert O. Peters.

AY Live is one of Africas largets comedy show featuring other comedians like Bovi, Helen Paul and many other comedians.

He was made a U.N Peace Ambassador in 2009 after winning six awards in 2008. He is the CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Nigeria.

Net Worth: AY net worth is estimated roughly at $2 million.

Favorite Quotes:
Infuse your life with action, don't wait for it to happen. Make your own future, make your own hope, make your own love.

Lets look all over these houses again...

  • Folorunsho Alakija's House 
  • Aliko Dangote's House 
  • Mike Adenuga's House 
  • Orji Uzor Kalu's House 
  • Okwudili Umenyiora's House 
  • Linda Ikeji House 
  • AY House