Bolu Akin-Olugbade: Rolls-Royce, library, others make up items for funeral

Bolu Akin-Olugbade

Family of the late socialite and businessman Bolu Akin-Olugbade have given him a final passage to eternity with his most loved items on parade at his funeral.

Akin-Olugbade, one of the world’s biggest Rolls-Royce collector, died in January at the age of 64 after battling with COVID-19 complications in Lagos.

Some of his beloved Rolls Royce brands were on parade at the service of songs held at Habour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday. Also on parade were his clothes, library, and other personal belongings.

The funeral service was held on Thursday at First Baptist Church, Broad Street, Lagos Island.

A native of Owu kingdom in Ogun State, late Akin-Olugbade was so obsessed with the brand that he had 10 Rolls Royce which has his customised plate numbers ‘BOLU 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”

The billionaire attended Corona School, Yaba; King’s College, Lagos, London University; University of California (master’s in Law); and Cambridge University where he got his doctorate specialising in Company Law.

His business interests cut across law, property development, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, maritime and offshore services and investment banking among others.