While we honour the heroes who have balanced our odds with the democratic excellence, it is essential to understand the fact that Nigeria, our homeland is the foundation for all African continent when it comes to rational understanding and influential growth. From having the richest man in Africa to being a country where the First and Largest car buying service is established and located, it is not only a fact but a blatant truth that Nigeria is a country flowing with Milk and Honey. Many thanks to our past Leaders who have helped shape the reality of this dream.

Today, we will be highlighting a number of Automobile achievements by prolific Nigerians and the strength of their initiated idea all over Nigeria and Africa.




Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited or IVM is a Nigerian automobile and bus manufacturing company, founded by Innocent Chukwuma. The company runs a plant in Nnewi in the state of Anambra where it is said that 70% of the cars are produced there with the rest being imported from Japan, China and Germany. Recognised as Africa’s first indigenous car Manufacturer with cars rolled out to the Nigerian Army, The Nigerian Police and the House of Assembly, Innoson Motors have not stopped being the hero of the Nigerian Automobile world.





Cars45 is Nigeria’s First and Largest car buying service. With over 40 Inspection centers located in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. Founded by Etop Ikpe and Iyamu Mohammed with Sujay Tyle and Peter Lindholm as co-founders, the company was established to help Nigerian car users reduce difficulties of selling their used cars. With other benefits and services available for customers: Trade-in for another Nigerian used or Refurbished car, validated with TSL(Cars45 retail-point), trade-in for a New car (A successful partnership, validated with KIA and GAC motors). Selling your car has never been this easy, with inspections (Document validation), auctions and negotiation taking place under a 45 minute time frame.




  • Sir Herbert Macaulay (widely regarded as the Father of Nigerian Nationalism) is confirmed to have been the first Nigerian to buy and own a car.
  • Rev. Ransome Kuti, (Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s father) bought a car in the late 1910 and it is in record till date that his wife, Iyalode of Abeokuta, Mrs Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was the first FEMALE to drive a car in Nigeria.
  • The first man to own and to drive a car in Nigeria was Thomas Jones popularly called ‘Tom Jones’, a lagosian who donated the first public library to Lagos State government during the Lagos Colony.
  • Nigerian Billionaire and philanthropist, Olu Okeowo owns an air conditioned Car garage worth 2.billion Naira with over 5 Rolls Royce among them.


Happy Independence day from all of us at Cars45. Your Voice counts, make the best of it.


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