Like any celebrity from Africa, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, not only shines in music but also with his rides. Think of any celebrity with good taste for cars and you will agree that Bobi Wine’s tastes go beyond ordinary. His is a good indication of style, class and extravagance. Besides music, arguably, Bobi’s love for cars and ownership thereof has contributed greatly to his popularity to the extent that he earns bragging rights to being the Ghetto president of the ‘Republic of Uganja’.
Bobi Wine’s fleet of cars
As an expression of his growing love for cars, Bobi Wine has had a number of cars since his rise to fame in the music industry in the 2000’s. Precisely, he has bought more than 15 cars to his name. Probably and as time goes by, he will continue buying more cars to quench his thirst for cars. Among the popularly known cars of Wine’s include Cadillac Escalade, Limousine, Ford Mustang, Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes, Hammer, Double Cabin Levin and Land Cruiser. Besides the small cars, Bobi’s taste for big vehicles is insurmountable. Such collections include Coaster Bus, Range Rover and trucks such as Fuso. Important to note is the fact that most of these vehicles were bought between the year 2000 and 2010.
Wine’s favorite car
A question that might have been lingering in your head is that of all those rides, is there any of Wine’s favorite? Well, there is. If a Cadillac Escalade was your guess then you are right. In fact, it is Bobi’s darling as far as cars are concerned. This could be deduced from the fact that he had plans to import another one of this. His favorite colors are maroon and pearl white.
Features that make it a darling
Bobi talks loftily about his Cadillac Escalade. The fact that the car is comfortable with enough space makes it more appealing to him. This is besides the nice look of the car. Bobi cares for his and the car’s security. In this respect, the car’s GPS system in addition to an installed voice command system makes it more appealing to him or any celebrity of his caliber.
Car cost and maintenance expenses
In Africa, anyone can gain fame overnight just by being seen driving a Cadillac Escalade. Let alone owning it. It is an indication of elegance and great luxury. However, there is a price for everything and owing an Escalade comes with huge costs of purchase and fuel consumption. The car is probably known for its high purchase costs and maintenance. Bobi disclosed that he had bought the car at $80,000 from California in USA a few years back. It is estimated that the car can average 11 miles per gallon of fuel. The car’s consumption is not light either, capped at 11mpg. In fact, Wine discloses that it costs him about shs200000 to fuel his Escalade daily. This can be attributed to his routine travels as he preaches the gospel of his music to his fans.
The spare parts for the car are rarely available in Africa. With such high maintenance costs, only persons with deep pockets can manage to own this machine.