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Who is Ola Of Lagos? How did he become the most followed car influencer in Africa? Find out his story here

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Popular car reviewer, Akinwande Waris Olayinka, popularly known as Ola of Lagos has recounted his journey into the car and other luxury property reviews. Ola Of Lagos who is also known for talking about luxury Cars, Real Estate, Planes, and Watches, has disclosed how searching for greener pastures led him to Lagos State.

Ola, a charismatic individual hailing from the vibrant Nigerian state of Ogun, was blessed with a birthdate on the 19th of June. As fate would have it, his journey led him to the bustling city of Lagos in his early 20s, where he would ultimately carve out his path to success.

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According to Ola

“I left my home town in Ogun State for Lagos believing that I will raise money substantial enough to start a business when I finally return.

“I first picked up a labourer’s job in the site assisting the building constructors to supply mixed building materials ready to be used. I was paid peanuts as wages but then it was enough to feed me and bear some other minor bills.

On his birthday, as Ola reflects upon his remarkable journey, he remains grateful for the opportunities that Lagos has provided him. With his unwavering spirit, entrepreneurial drive, and commitment to societal progress, Ola of Lagos continues to leave an indelible mark on the city’s landscape, forever cementing his place as a visionary leader and a true embodiment of the Nigerian spirit.

Ola Of Lagos Biography
Ola Of Lagos was a cleaner in an establishment

If you have heard the popular saying: from grass to grace, then the story of Ola of Lagos is a good example. Ola of Lagos started off as a cleaner in the Lekki area of Lagos State. However, he somehow admires cars a lot. Working in a region like Lekki afforded him the luxury of seeing how the big guns of Nigeria showed off their wealth. 

According to him;

“When I started my reviews, I got many negative comments but they didn’t weigh me down. I would beg the owners of the cars to let me take their pictures and videos. Upload them on my Instagram account and talk a little about them.
“I then advanced to going to car slots where most of these cars are sold, check-up for their reviews and do analyses that later for reactions and love from my fans.

“So, I was becoming very known, I added the review of other luxury items. Honestly, it’s been a very interesting journey for me and I thank God for where I am today,”.

Ola of Lagos added
ola of lagos - Waris Olayinka Akinwande
ola of Lagos – Waris Olayinka Akinwande

A favour would smile on him, he got noticed by the former musician turned celebrity blogger, Tunde Ednut. Tunde Ednut started sharing some of his pictures and videos on his Instagram channel with over 2 million followers back then.

Ola of Lagos’s opportune moment for the breakthrough came when Tunde Ednut decided to give back to his followers. Tunde Ednut announced that if his number of followers on Instagram grew to 2 million, he would give back that same amount of money to a lucky winner. Seeing the fierce competition in deciding on a winner, Tunde Ednut decided to choose the winner through a raffle draw. Fortunately, the raffle draw emerged with Ola of Lagos as the winner. 

Ola of Lagos won the huge prize of the sum of N2 million. In another stroke of luck, the Omo Baba Olowo himself aka Davido was online that day and decided to add colour to the moment. He offered Ola of Lagos an all-expense-paid trip to the Dubai car fashion show.

Expressing his delights and Thanksgiving, Ola of Lagos shared a screenshot of the 2 million transfer on his Instagram page saying: , “That Homeless Cleaner Boy has won 2M and a Trip to Dubai… Sir Tundeednut and OBO, after God na You both…

Ever since then, Ola of Lagos has grown in leaps and bounds in his career as a social media influencer. He serves as a brand ambassador to various top car companies.

Cars Bought by Ola of Lagos within 2 years of the spotlight in the media

Ola is a car guy as his friends call him, not just any kind of car but luxury and expensive cars. Cars are not cheap so anyone who can afford just the tire is a rich man.

  • Lexus IS250
ola of lagos Lexus IS250
ola of lagos Lexus IS250

In 2022 Ola of Lagos bought his first car, a Lexus IS250, he specially made a video Congratulating himself with the below caption

Congratulations To me Myself I just Got Another Car from @jb_machines and some deals it’s plenty….. I can’t stop appreciating you No 1 Sir @mufasatundeednut Thanks A lot sir….. thanks thanks thanks I can’t appreciate you enough…. King maker….Thanks my fans for being there always….Thanks thanks 🙏 I love y’all

It’s Plenty

Ola of Lagos Splashes Millions on this 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 in fact this is his latest achievement in 2023 after celebrating this new ride, Ola personally took this ride to his Mentor Obi Cubana, Got a New Ride and took it to Billionaire for his Blessings, Obi Cubana Congratulate Ola of Lagos on his new Ride

This 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a luxury sedan with impressive performance, advanced technology, and a comfortable interior. It comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that delivers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is an available option.

  • “New, I love 2 or More Keys” Ola Of Lagos gets Mercedes-Benz ML worth N15 million as he renews his deal with Damos Wellness

Ola of Lagos received a 2013 Mercedes Benz ML350 worth N15 million from Damos Wellness on renewal of the deal he has with the Wellness firm.

Ola of Lagos’s New Net Worth

As an influencer, car enthusiast, and entrepreneur, Ola of Lagos has amassed a significant amount of wealth over the years. While his exact net worth is not publicly known, it is estimated to be around $200,000.

Ola of Lagos has built his brand through various ventures, including his social media presence, car reviews, and collaborations with top fashion brands and celebrities. He is also the CEO of CEO OOL Autos, a luxury car dealership in Lagos, Nigeria, which deals in high-end vehicles and OOL Clothing.

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1 Comment

  1. Abdulkareem Abdulhafiz Oluwatosin (Ola of kwara) Reply

    Ola of Lagos my role model I will became like him later me I am (Ola of kwara) u can search me on Instagram and follow and please share this until it reaches my role model (Ola of Lagos) Akinwande waris olayinka for not given up
    Don’t forget to share it to him ooo

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