Oil Baron Jide Omokore buys Rolls Royce for American lover, Porsha

jide-omokoreThe man in the news, Bashorun Jide Omokore of Atlantic Energy has been romantically linked with a television reality queen Porsha Williams. Porsha is a member of Real Atlanta Housewiveses reality show. Married Omokore was said to have blanked out of the relationship in December when his identity was being closely trailed by the gossip merchants. While the love affair lasted, Porsha was said to have enjoyed a great deal of luxury lifestyle which included the 300,000USD Rolls Royce.
Porsha for now is newly single and without her Rolls Royce. Although the Real Housewives of Atlanta star never actually revealed who her mystery man was, it is now being reported that Williams and her sugar daddy have split, forcing her to sell her luxurious automobile.
“The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star has been getting ridiculously expensive gifts — like the Rolls — from a mystery sugar daddy. But we’re told the dude (who’s married) got fed up with her posting pictures of the swag, and cut her off,” TMZ reported on December 1.
Following her divorce from Kordell Stewart, Porsha Williams was linked to a couple of men. Among them were Miami Heat player Norris Cole, African millionaire Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and Philadelphia Eagles star LeSean McCoy. The latest, however, was married Kogi born billionaire Bashorun Jide Omokore.
Although Porsha Williams’ relationship with Omokore was never confirmed, Williams drew speculation to the issue with her many social media postings, which featured several high-priced gifts.
Regarding the sale of her Rolls Royce, Williams toldTMZ, “I’m trading up with the new year coming up.”
Back home, the sugar daddy is battling with his businesses fortune that is now of a big concern to stakeholders. For instance, his oil company, Atlantic Energy is heavily indebted to a bank to the tune of N600million USD, while the bank is considering of receivership of his assets, the businessman is threatening a sophisticated litigation. In the like of Jide is his business partner, Kola Aluko whose celebrity is more prominent than his business. It is not clear whether or not Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore knew each other before they co-founded Atlantic Energy, the firm which the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) says is owing the country about $2b. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is also pursuing it to get its tax returns for the years it operated, of the duo, Aluko is the more flamboyant. He keeps the company of Hollywood stars and had been pictured with super model Naomi Campbell, leading to a speculation that they were dating.
Aluko founded oil trading firm Fossil Resources in 2001, and subsequently became the CEO of Exoro Energy- an indigenous oil exploration and production firm. In 2007, the Exoro merged with Seven Energy and became Deputy CEO.
He is also believed to have a business tie with Vista Jet, a Swiss-based private jet charter company founded by Thomas Flohr.
His love for car racing is legendary. He has competed in major European races with the Swiss team Kessel racing. In June 2012, he was reported to have purchased two luxury ultra-modern estates in Beverly Hills for $40 million.
1 coverIn 2013, he was featured on Forbes’ list of ten new multi-millionaire in Africa. Also, Forbes reported that Aluko invested in Fable House, a startup production company founded by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody. Aluko, who was 44 at the time he made the $30 million investment towards development and production at the production house, runs the Kola Aluko Foundation, established in 2013 to “inspire, mentor and support future generations of African leaders”.
That same year, he held the Nigerian Centenary Photography Exhibition at Bonhams, the world-famous auctioneers in London to showcases what Bonhams describes as “an astonishing collection of photography documenting Nigeria’s rich and diverse cultural heritage”.
Aluko said of his foundation: “The Kola Aluko Foundation is passionate about identifying and nurturing talented young African adults across all fields of endeavour to help them evolve into the new generation of leaders. In doing so, we hope that the young people we engage with will not only develop into leaders, but also become inspirational role models for others. This is the cycle of change we want to foster.”
He is also a major partner of Made in African Foundation run by a popular United Kingdom fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.
Unlike Aluko, Omokore, who hails from Isanlu, Kogi State, is a politician. Aside Energy Atlantic, he is also linked to marine, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development. He is said to have lived most of his early adult life in Egbe in Kogi State.
Like Aluko, Omokore also featured as one of “Ten Nigerian multi-millionaire you’ve never heard of”. Forbes described his company, Energy Resources Group as “one of Nigeria’s largest privately-held conglomerates. ERG has interests in oil trading and exploration, haulage services, steel, dredging engineering and property development.”
The report estimated to have exceeded “$400 million.” Omokore, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he reportedly donated N50,000,000 to the Kogi State government to cushion the effect of the 2012 floods on victims.
Last year, he donated N25 million to assist the government in its bid to stem the rising rate of crimes in the state. Venture Africa’s rich list of 2013 estimated Omokore’s wealth to be some $1.32 billion.

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