One look at the Mercedes Benz G-Class SUV, and you will agree that it’s an SUV that speaks of class, nobility and affluence. No wonder many celebrities, businessmen and even monarchs have chosen the G-Class SUV as their preferred vehicle to make a statement of their status.
The Mercedes Benz G-Class popularly known as the G-Wagon has been in existence since the 1900s. It was originally made a military vehicle, however, decades later it was remodelled for civilian use. The characteristic boxy styling of the G-Wagon gives a pose of confidence that depicts the vehicle’s perfect use for off-road driving. The 2021 model of the G-class includes the standard G 550 and performance-tuned AMG G 63 specification. Bespoke features of the G-Wagon that have endeared it to the heart of celebrities includes Powerful V8 engines, Refined interior, Unmistakable exterior styling, 12.3-inch central touchscreen, wireless smartphone charging, a suite of driver assistance features etc.
While we can’t exactly spot how and when the G-Wagen became a popular vehicle amongst celebrities, what we know is that the G-Wagen maintained top place amongst the must-have cars for celebrities. The starting price of the 2021 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon is $131, 750 (approx. ). Most celebrities choose to customize their G-Wagons to their exquisite taste. Check out this list of 5 top celebrities with the Mercedes Benz C-Class SUV:
1. INI EDO
Ini Edo is not only beautiful but she is also considered one of the sexiest actresses in Nigeria. The Akwa Ibom born lady has carved a niche for herself in the Nollywood movies industry and has become a force to reckon with. The talented beauty queen has won multiple awards including the 2013 NAFCA award. With a net worth estimated at over 500 million NGN, Ini Edo lives in a luxurious mansion worth millions of naira in Lekki Lagos, Nigeria. Her expensive car garage contains an exquisite Mercedes Benz G-wagon worth millions of naira.
Davido is one of Nigeria’s top most music artists. He popularly calls himself ‘Omo Baba Olowo’ meaning ‘Son of a wealthy man. He’s the son of Nigerian billionaire Adedeji Adeleke, although he claims he earned his wealth through his hard work in the music industry. His estimated net worth is ₦8.5 Billion. Davido charges millions/billions of naira to perform at shows, concerts etc. He has sealed various endorsement deals worth millions of dollars with top global brands including Pepsi, Infinix Mobile, MTN, PUMA, Guinness Nigeria, Travelbeta etc. Davido doesn’t hesitate to show off his wealth on social media. He has an extensive, luxurious list of cars. And like many other celebrities, he has a customized Mercedes Benz C-Class SUV.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid or StarBoy is another top celebrity with a Mercedes Benz C-Class in his car collection. Wizkid has released a number of hit albums since he made his debut in the music industry. Some of his well-known albums include Superstar (2011), Ayo (2014), Sounds from the Other Side (2017), Made in Lagos (2020) etc. He has won numerous local and international awards and is one of the highly sought musicians. It is reported that the charges millions of naira to perform at events and concerts. Wizkid owns an expensive car garage including a customized Mercedes Benz G-Wagon worth more than 50 million NGN.
4. GENEVIEVE NNAJI
Genevieve Nnaji is believed to be one of the most successful and richest actresses in Nigeria. She has been able to use her talent, creativity and beauty to scale to the top of the Nollywood industry. She is the brand ambassador for some of the biggest international brands such as Lux, Range Rover, Amstel Malta, and Etisalat in Nigeria. Genevieve Nnaji owns multi-million naira houses both in Nigeria and abroad. Considering her wealth, Genevieve Nnaji is able to afford a number of exotic cars. She is the proud owner of a classic Mercedes Benz G-Wagon.
5. REGINA DANIELS
Regina Daniels, though young, is one of the most Nollywood actresses in Nigeria. The curvaceous beauty is married to a wealthy politician in Delta State. Regina Daniel has also starred in various top ranking Nollywood movies. With a networth of over 600 million NGN, it’s expected that she lives and enjoys all that life has to offer. She owns a Brabus-customized Mercedes Benz G-Wagon worth millions of naira.
The Mercedes Benz C-Class SUV remains a top priority car amongst celebrities. Both in Nigeria and around the world, the vehicle remains highly sought-after.