Oba Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugboland in Ondo, billionaire and the Chairman of Obat Oil, in a recent interview opened up about his love for the good things of life and his interest in acquiring such things before any other person.
The ruler has also referred to himself as a ‘stylish king’. Check out the abstracts of the interview with City People below:
“First and foremost I am very creative and secondly, I emulate the style of our forefathers, wearing royal beads as an old style.
“You know these days, if you want to become a popular and flamboyant king, you have to use diamonds. Diamond chains, diamond wrist watches, diamond shoes, diamond ring and my muffler is also made of diamond or gold.
“And that will make you unique among other Obas and that doesn’t make you proud.
“I like to be the first in everything. I have the largest oil tank in West Arica today. Again my chain of cars, I use the same type of automobile with the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, we use the same Rolls Royce and Bentley. Asides that, I have 7 door limousine Mercedes, I want to be the first in everything.”
The Oba has also revealed some facts about his wristwatch collection:
“I also have a wrist watch that cost $1 million.
“Aside that I am a car freak and what I wear with the way I dress, my shoe, my royal diamond cap, wrist watches, diamond ring, and my diamond Mofila is the new thing I have added to it now.
“I do my shopping in London Jeweller, a special store for top ranking personalities of the world. I wear expensive wrist watches, shoes and chains all made of diamond”.