Okwudili Umenyiora Dilly Motors Biography & Net Worth: Crime History & Background of Nigeria’s Most Expensive House Owner
Not much is known about the widely acclaimed owner of the most expensive house in Nigeria. The house owner, who is rumoured to be one of the youngest billionaires in Africa, is no other person than Okwudili Umenyiora, popularly known as “Dilly”. We bring you the biography, networth, crime history and personal life of this extremely wealthy celebrity businessman.
While fame is expected to bring a man wealth, Dilly’s case is the other way round; his wealth brought him fame. He made the news many years back, when he opened his mansion in Lekki Lagos. The gigantic edifice is rumoured to be the most expensive residential structure in Nigeria. Since then, he’s been in the news for one thing or another. Stay close as we provide you with comprehensive insights into life of this highly successful young businessman.
Okwudili Umenyiora Biography
Okwudili Umenyiora was born in the United Kingdoms, to Nigerian parents of Igbo ancestry. His parents moved back to Nigeria, when he was still a teenager. He later moved to the United States, alongside his younger brother, Osi Umenyiora, who is, today, a former star of America’s National Football League.
While Okwudili was born in London, UK, he spent most of his youthful years in the United States. During his time in the United States, he had some unfortunate run-ins with law enforcement. This eventually resulted in his eventual return back to his father land, Nigeria.
Okwudili built up himself for years and today, he’s the CEO of a business conglomerate, with interests in automobile, real estate, entertainment and so on. His most prominent and most profitable venture is his automobile firm, known as Dilly Motors. Rumours have it that, Dilly Motors enjoys a very profitable partnership with Germaine Motors, a globally-recognized automobile company. The owner of Germaine Motors is currently married to Okwudili’s mother.
Apart from the young billionaire’s ownership of Dilly Motors, he is also the owner of one of the most prominent music recording label in Nigeria, Eric Manny Entertainment.
The label, Eric Manny Entertainment, was the recording platform, under which popular Nigerian music artiste, Runtown, made his name. Unfortunately, Dilly and Runtown’s partnership ended on a sour note. Eric Manny, Okwudili Umenyiora, still has a pending court case with his former ward, Runtown.
Earlier this year, in April, Okwudili Umenyiora was, reportedly, arrested by the Police. His former ward, Runtown, openly admitted to being the one behind his arrest. The arrest was connected to an unfortunately confrontation, which resulted in Okwudili Umenyiora pulling a gun to Runtown head.
The interesting thing is that, the wealthy billionaire has lived a notorious lifestyle in the past, with several run-ins with Law enforcement agents both in Nigeria and during his time in the United States.
Okwudili Umenyiora Crime History
Dilly, as he’s fondly called, is an ex-convict. He was a notorious criminal, who pleaded guilty to a charge of Bank fraud in an Alabama court, in the United States. During his trial, he further pleaded guilty to other charges of fraud, which involved using deception to defraud many Nigerians back home. After his plea, he was eventually sentenced to jail.
Shortly after Okwudili Umenyiora’s incarceration, he was released from prison, on March 9, 2006, after he purportedly accepted a deal from the FBI to “snitched out” his crime partners. Interestingly, few hours after his release from prison, he was rearrested for a fresh crime. He was, however, later released due to lack of credible evidence. After back-to-back release from detention, it took him only a couple of years before he eventually found his way back to Nigeria.
Aside from his notorious incarceration, he’s always had encounters with the Police. At a time, he was arrested for impersonation and presentation of fake documents. At another time, he was arrested for obstructing a law enforcement agent.
As it stands, Okwudili Umenyiora is listed on the United States Department of Corrections database, as the criminal mastermind behind one of the biggest “international fraud operations” in the state of Alabama.
Okwudili Umenyiora Age
The young businessman’s actual age is not known to the public. However, he was 34 years old back in March, 2006, when he was released from detention in Alabama, United States. Hence, today, in October 2018, Okwudili Umenyiora’s age should be approximately 46.
Okwudili Umenyiora Wife
Dilly is married to a Lagos socialite, who goes by the name Fifi Umenyiora. Fifi Dilly, as she’s fondly called is known for her Instagram show-offs.
The couple reported met for the first time at The Palms Mall, in Lekki, Lagos Island, where Fifi was working at that time. According to Fifi, it was a love at first sight. A couple of years down the line, in 2009, they got married. Their union has, so far, been blessed with two kids.
Fifi is a renown fashionista, who enjoys the glamour and roses of her husband’s wealth. However, she has a business of her own. It was gathered that, she is the proud owner of a restaurant named, Jamo Afrique and Bush Lounge, located in Lagos.
The love story of Dilly and Fifi has, against all odds, blossomed for years now. Later this year, they would be celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary, which is expected to be glamorous, just like previous ones.
Okwudili Umenyiora Younger Brother: Osi Umenyiora
Okwudili’s younger brother, Ositadimma Umenyiora, was born in the UK, on 16th November, 1981. He will be celebrating his 37th birthday later this year. Ositadimma is currently working as a Sports pundit for a popular English media house. He is a retired professional ‘Football’ player in the NFL Super Bowl.
Ositadinma and his elder brother, Okwudili, grew up together in Alabama, United States and while, he chose to pursue a career in sports, his elder brother was, at that time, playing gangster.
Osita went on to become a successful ‘Football’ player in the NFL. He is one of the only five English ‘Football’ players to have been crowned a champion in the NFL Super Bowl. Alongside Jay Ajayi, the both players remain the only two Nigerian-born English players with an NFL winner’s medal.
Ositadinma Umenyiora is currently married to an Angolan lady, who goes by the name, Leila Lopes-Umenyiora. Lopes is a supermodel, who was crowned Miss Universe in 2011. The couple live together in New York, United States.
Okwudili Umenyiora House
Despite being a successful business man and a record label owner, the news piece which shot Okwudili Umenyiora to fame was the opening of his mansion. The mansion is located in Lekki Phase 1, around Oniru New Market, Lagos Island. The magnificent edifice is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful residential structures in Nigeria.
According to reliable sources, the house plan was drawn in 2009 and the whole construction took four years to complete. The beautiful edifice was eventually completed and opened in 2013. The building is rumoured to have costed the businessman a staggering $10 million dollar.
The mansion is equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, an elevator, garage and so on. A sneak peek inside the building revealed a colourful interior designs, with Armani’s works of art plastered on the wall. Also, inside the building, there is an indoor swimming pool, floor TVs, indoor garage and so on. The indoor garage houses some of Dilly’s luxurious vehicles, including his Rolls Royce and Lamborghini.
The exterior design is a colourful masterpiece, with a red and white striped coloured pattern. The top floor of the mansion is connected to the ground floor by an indoor elevator.
Okwudili Umenyiora reportedly hired a 5-man housekeeping team, to help him manage his mansion and keep the environment tidy. Among the workers is a foreigner; a Philippino woman.
Okwudili Umenyiora Cars
As an acclaimed Lagos big boy, Dilly is known to cruise around the city of Lagos in luxurious automobiles. He has an intimidating collection of cars in his garage, ranging from Rolls Royce to Lamborghini. Basically, he rides around town in the latest cars.
As pointed out earlier, Okwudili Umenyiora is the founder and CEO of Dilly Motors, a company which deals in cars. He deals in sales of cars ranging from luxury cars to utility vehicles.
Dilly Motors has its corporate headquarters around Ibeju Lekki, Lagos Island.
Okwudili Umenyiora Net Worth
Without doubt, Okwudili Umenyiora is a wealthy businessman. However, his actual source of wealth has always been a subject of debate. With his criminal background, having been convicted for fraud in the past, many believe he is only using his myriad of businesses to cover-up his fraudulent activities.
Aside owning two prominent investments, in entertainment and automobile dealership, Dilly is also into real estate. It is rumoured that, he owns several properties in Lagos, which are on lease, at exorbitant rates.
Furthermore, his lavish lifestyle and his beautiful mansion give credence to his wealth. While there is no credible parameter to accurately evaluate Okwudili Umenyiora’s wealth, his net worth has been estimated in the region of 60 billion Naira. With this figure, he is comfortably one of the richest (if not the richest) young men (below the age of 50) in Nigeria.