Some random website on the internet called Africa Cradle put up pictures of what they say is Aliko Dangote’s house. Even our very own Aunty Linda jumped on the pictures as well. I mean, who doesn’t love a sweet little listicle?
According to Africa Cradle,
Africa Cradle was granted rare access into Africa’s richest man’s home, which he is putting up for sale in northern Abuja. Mr. Dangote has called this place home for a good twelve years, and he said he is selling the property because he has just completed a new piece of real estate in the United Kingdom, where he is switching to after putting ink to paper on a deal to purchase the london based Arsenal Football Club. Mr. Dangote is actually an avid soccer supporter, contrary to many people’s expectations, and he said he was looking forward to watching all the Arsenal matches from the Emirates Stadium after closing the deal. “I have to be there! I have to be there.” He said, with a rare smile on his face.
Small problem, that’s all a lie.
Even Noble Igwe’s site gobbled it up.
Sometimes a little Google will get you a long way. That majestic living room is actually in the Woolworth mansion in New York
The kitchen? Oh, that’s just belongs to American investor Vincent Viola, who owns the Florida Panthers NHL team, and it’s tucked in the Upper East Side with the rest of the Gossip Girl crew
The fancy walkway? That’s from another New York mansion
In fact, the only picture in the whole set that might be Dangote’s is this one.
And it probably isn’t because it looks like some house I’ve seen in Ikoyi NOT Abuja.
I feel like I just found out Jesus isn’t real.
UPDATE: Looks like Aunty Linda took the post down
Unfortunately, the internet is forever Aunty.
UPDATE: 360Nobs has backed down as well. Apparently, they did an investigation.