– Intimate details of the mogul who lives in N4 billion mansion with 16 rooms
Billionaire property mogul, Sir Olu Okeowo, has just bought a special N200 million Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase… and the limited edition luxury automobile was received in his 16-bedroom mansion in Parkview Estate (Ikoyi, Lagos) last week as he celebrated his 52nd birthday.
One of 50 made by the manufacturers, the breathtaking wonder on wheels was specially received by the boss of Gibraltar Construction at the 5-acre mansion with a red carpet reception to the bargain.
The spectacular car joins the mogul’s impressive garage said to parade six Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Mercedes Benzes and Range Rovers put at $3 million (N1.14 billion). The vehicles, about a dozen, with some of them armoured, have a dedicated air-conditioned garage to keep them in pristine condition.
This Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase is described by its manufacturers as “the most comfortable and luxurious car in the Mulsanne range. Designed for customers with a preference for being driven, it offers a first-class air-travel experience on the road. With an extra 250 mm of legroom in the rear and sumptuous, light-filled cabin space, it is very much a car for those who demand more time and space to think. The Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase is a new benchmark in comfort and refinement.”
Costing about $400,000, aside the shipping and clearing charges, Sir Olu Okeowo’s Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase was the 13th commissioned out of the 50 produced.
The bulky tycoon knighted by the Anglican Church and married to Lady Adejoke Okeowo (who will be 52 later this year) loves luxury of the superlative kind as his N4 billion mansion in Parkview Estate is a looming testimony.
Bought for about N1 billion, the 5-acre (that is 30 plots) of prime land, with a N3 billion mansion which took 11 months to build, is imposing. It has a helipad, jetty, lawn tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool.
Dedicated on Monday, December 26, 2016, the three-storey Victoria-type house, aptly dubbed Palacio de Okeowo (Okeowo’s Palace) has an elevator, a 40-seater chapel (Solomon Chapel of Faith) with marble figurines dotting the landscape.
Over looking the water, the mansion (sitting on extra 5,000 square metre of reclaimed land) is said to have 16 bedrooms, with a penthouse scanning the splendour of Ikoyi landscape.
A yacht decorates the jetty of the property developer who was one of the special guests at a private Rolls Royce event in May in the United Kingdom.
Philanthropist and socialite, he is friends with many of the shakers of high society. Sir Olu and Lady Adejoke Okeowo have three sons.