20 Most Expensive Houses in Nigeria and Owners
For some people, a house is just a place to rest after a hard day’s job or a place to hide in times of danger. But, for the wealthy and rich, it is another means of showing off and displaying their wealth. For normal people, it is just a structure made from bricks and mortar and covered with a roof made from wood, asbestos or roofing sheets. It could be a single room apartment, a block of flats, a storey building or even a duplex.
This is not so in the case of many rich men and women, as some have been reported to have constructed their hoses with gold and other precious jewels. They specifically choose the choice of their house and clamour for unique architectural designs and beautiful landscapes. Upon completion, their houses sometimes become a sight of wonder and tourist attraction.
20 Most Expensive Houses in Nigeria and Their Owners
Nigeria is blessed with a lot of rich people. This is why it is never hard to find luxury buildings standing tall and adorning the streets. However, these buildings differ from one another in terms of quality and the kind of materials used in building them. Check out the most expensive houses in Nigeria including their owners in the list below.
20. Tiwa Savage’s Mansion
Tiwatope Savage Balogun is a highly celebrated female musician in Nigeria. She is recognized both in the country and abroad. She is also one of the richest musicians and the richest female artist in Nigeria. She also has her own music record label, 323 entertainment. She is the owner of a beautiful mansion in Richmond estates, Lekki, Lagos state. The mansion is estimated to be more than 70 million Naira and among the most magnificent in the estate.
19. Ile Omo Ojusagbola
Ile Omo Ojusagbola is a luxury mansion owned by popular Fuji singer, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde also known as K1 Dultimate. The name of the house is translated to the house of the son of Ojusagbola in English. It is located in his hometown in Ijebu ode, Ogun state. The mansion is made up of 7 bedrooms, 8 guest houses, gym, studio mini zoo, pool and a magnificent gatehouse. Although K1 has not traveled the cost of his mansion, but some architects have valued the house to be worth over 2 million dollars.
18. AY Makun House
Ayodeji Richard Makun known by his stage name, AY is a popular comedian, actor, director and producer in Nigeria. He is also popular for his TV show and comedy skits. He is also the owner of one of the most expensive houses in Nigeria. The house is located in Ayo Makun Street, a street named after him in Lagos. The interior decorations of the house were said to have been done by his wife, Mabel who is into interior decoration. The videos and pictures of the apartment shared by AY on his social media account screamed class and eloquence.
17. Posh Mansion
Posh Mansion is owned by controversial former Nigerian minister of petroleum resources, Allison Madueke. Although the house has been seized by the EFCC, it cannot but be named in a list of expensive houses in Nigeria. The mansion which is estimated to have cost about 11.75 billion is a 15-storey apartment. It contains a block of 18 flats and 6 penthouses.
16. Obafemi Martins’ House
Obafemi Martins also known as Obagoal is a popular Nigerian footballer. He is also popular in many clubs across Europe for his speed and strength on the football field. He owns a luxurious apartment in the popular Victoria Garden City, Ajah, Lagos. The magnificent apartment is said to have cost him 100 million naira.
15. Don Jazzy’s Mansion
Michael Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, is an award-winning record producer, songwriter, musician and businessman. He recently acquired a luxury mansion in Lagos which has been the subject of topic on the internet since. The popular musician posted pictures and videos of the exquisite apartment on his 37th birthday.
14. Sayyu Dantata’s Mansion
Sayyu Dantata is the brother of the richest man in Nigeria, Aliko Dangote. He is the founder of MRS holdings. The young man has managed to carve a name for himself in the business world without depending on his billionaire brother. He has a wide range of properties one of which is his luxury apartment in Banana Island. The house is built in contemporary style and reported to have cost millions of dollars.
13. Okwudili Umenyiora’s House
Okwudili Umenyiora is a popular Nigerian businessman and the CEO of Dilly motors. He is also the owner of one of the most expensive houses in Nigeria. The house is located in Lekki phase one in the oniru new market. The house which took builders four years is a classic building and has an elevator, swimming pool, state of the art technology and facilities. The house is reported to have cost billions of naira.
12. Davido’s House
Davido is a popular musician in Nigerian known even in the global world. He is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. He was actually living in Lekki, before he bought a mansion in banana island. The house which he referred to as his dream house has an elevator, 2 penthouse apartments, 8 luxury terrace apartments, swimming pool including an electric gate. Even the TV sets in the house alone is said to have cost 68 million naira.
11. Mai Deribe’s Palace
Late Mai Deribe was a renowned businessman before his death. His gold house was reported to have been built with liquid gold. The house is located in Maiduguri and was accorded the title of the most expensive house in Africa when it was first built. The construction of the house began in the 1980s. Even the owner’s son couldn’t specify the number of rooms the house has. The house currently houses late Deribe’s four wives and mother.
10. Linda Ikeji’s House
Linda Ikeji is a popular Nigerian Blogger, and entrepreneur. She was named the richest blogger in Nigeria by Forbes in 2016. Linda Ieji is no doubt very rich which is why many people were not surprised when her 800-million-naira banana island luxury mansion was commissioned. The house is a two storey apartmart consisting of 6 en-suite bedrooms, a master suite that has a separate walk-in closet, 2 living rooms, cinema, gym, laundry, cabana, swimming pool and fully equipped kitchen.
9. Camp Neya
Camp Neya is a multi-million-naira mansion owned by Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of Abia state. The house was constructed before he became a governor and was named after his daughter, Camp Neya. The house has 400 rooms according to reports which comprises of a 12-room presidential lodge, 36 jumbo sized sitting rooms, 22 kitchens, 187 bedrooms, 7 governors lodge for all 36 states including the FCT, banquet hall, karaoke hall and many other rooms for frivolities. The house also has a church, mosque, ATM machines, filling station, clinic, sports centre, swimming pool, police post including an ICT center.
8. E-Money’s Lagos Island Mansion
Emeka Okonkwo, also known as E-money is a Nigerian businessman and owner of a popular music record label, five-star music group. Although he has many houses, but his banana island gold and white themed house is a sight of wonder. The house is built with a private gym, swimming pool and a marvelous interior decoration with classic touch. The electronics in the house are state of the house pieces, even the beds are majestic. E-money never fails to show off his apartment on his social media accounts.
7. Lee Maebe’s White House
Senator Lee Maebe is regarded as one of the youngest senators in Nigeria. The house is located in the city of Port Harcourt. The house began to make waves on the internet when its foundation alone was rumored to have cost 100 million naira and consumed about 300 trips of sharp sand. The entrance door is also said to have cost over 500,000 naira. The mansion also has a total of 50 bullet proof doors, 28 plasma TV’s, large basement for hosting parties, parking space that can conveniently accommodate 35 cars. It was also reported that the senator spent about 17 million naira on the kitchen alone. Even the smallest room in the mansion is said to have a swimming pool.
6. Bola Ahmed Tinubu’ Bourdillon Mansion
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the former governor of Lagos state, former senator and former national chairman of the All Progressive congress (APC). He is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria and his luxurious apartment can attest to this fact. It is located in Bourdillion road, Ikoyi, Lagos and worth over 650 million naira.
5. Dino Melaye’s Mansion
Senator Dino Melaye is a former senator and was one of the most popular lawmakers in Nigeria during his era. His luxury mansion is one of the most sophisticated in the city of Abuja and one of the expensive in Nigeria. He acquired the mansion when he was still a senator. The apartment is very spacious and contains state of the art technology and equipment. The luxury apartment was valued at $6.5 million in 2015.
4. Paul and Peter Okoye’s Mansion
Paul and Peter Okoye are a set of twins known for their career in music under the stage name P-square. They both own a private property in Banana Island, Lagos. The house is built with six living rooms, ten master bedrooms, recording space and equipment, underground bunker, in-house cinema, swimming pool, state of the art kitchen including a big garage. The house is occupied by the twin’s nuclear family and close relatives including their brother, Jude. The house is estimated to be about $3.8 million.
3. Aliko Dangote’ Mansion
Being the Richest man in his country and continent, many people would have expected Aliko Dangote to top this list. He didn’t top the list, but his Abuja mansion is a haven of combined simplicity and comfort. The business tycoon once hinted that he doesn’t like luxury things because they take his time. This could be why he made his residential house simple. The house is a three-storey building, built with the uncommon northern architecture and painted white. It is reported that the billionaire has been living in the $30 million valued house for over a decade.
2. Mike Adenuga’s Estate
Mike Adenuga is the second richest man in Nigeria and owner of a popular telecommunications company in Nigeria, Globacom and an oil and gas company. His luxurious mansion in banana island is said to have taken up three hectares of land. The estates comprise of nine stunning duplexes, eight for his family members and visitors while he uses the remaining one as his residence and home office. There is also a church, mosque, 200-seater hall, berth, swimming pools, heliport and carpark in the estate. The mansion is said to have cost approximately $22 million.
1. Folorunsho Alakija’s Mansion
Folorunsho Alakija is a former richest black woman in the world. She got her wealth from fashion design, real estates and investments in oil. In 2014, she planned to have her own mansion and a spot was chosen in Ikoyi. The multi-billion-naira towers was constructed by Julius Berger construction company, a construction company known for being behind the construction of a lot of luxurious residential buildings. The house which is said to have cost a sum of $700 million is bulletproofed. The luxury house also has no windows, instead it is fitted with light wells, vertical shafts roofed with glass to allow in natural light. The house is also believed to be the the fourth most expensive house in the world and top in Africa. Currently, Folorunsho Alakija lives in the mansion with her husband.