DRAKE, MUSIC AND REAL ESTATE: CONVERTING TALENT TO ASSETS.
From BigDaddy to PuffDaddy, most celebrities are known to own lavish penthouses, mansions, and vacation homes that feature amenities that are beyond luxurious. The incredible places they live in are known to be designed by famous Interior designers who represent the lives of rich and famous. The Davido of Africa, Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham popularly known as ‘Drake’ is in the news not only for his new hit single, Toosie Slide, but also his ostentatious heaven on earth mansion worth $100 million US Dollars.
Beyond diplomacy, no other celebrity, musician or clique with the click can boast of a private house as luxurious as the ‘Embassy‘. Even JayZ & Beyonce’s 30,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighbourhood worth $88 million is nothing close to Drake’s ‘Embassy’. Though in numerics, 33 represents eternity, this is different as the 33-year-old rapper dropped the visuals for “Toosie Slide” while sliding through the scenes of what we call, heaven on earth. He made effective & practical use of his rare merch ‘October’s Very Own’ which ranks high in the Top 10 Rap & Hip Hop Merchandises known globally.
His insanely gorgeous architectural masterpiece is the eye candy for everyone from the chics to the Sheiks; to the slickest in the industry. Drake built his forte with a fort and spared no expense on his Toronto residence, so it makes sense why he’d show it off in a music video. There’s more to love about Drake asides his music; any lady can & will fall for the insanely & meticulously built mansion. A Beyonce or a Keys would fall ten times over for this paragon, and the settlements will be amicable.
Drake’s mega-mansion was designed by Ontario-based Luxury home Doctor: an architectural surgeon, Ferris Raffauli. Measuring 50,000 square feet, with amenities such as an NBA-sized indoor basketball court crowned by a 21-square-foot pyramidal skylight. This astonishing mansion certainly qualifies as extravagant & far beyond words. The property is so ostentatious that it is the envy of any musical aficionado, with no exception of the record producer, DJ Khaled, who got green with envy.
With a bespoke Bösendorfer concert grand piano designed by Takashi Murakami, a suspended cantilevered block marble stair adorned with chandeliers, Custom chandeliers by Venicem hanging in the master walk-in closet, a master bedroom incorporated with a hummingbird tapestry by Alexander McQueen, this goes to say
that this is a highly monumental masterpiece, there’s nothing quite like it on EARTH.
Swizz Beatz’s 10,600-square-foot mansion in La Jolla – San Diego, Ellen Degeneres & Portia’s $3.6 Million Antique English Estate in California, P Diddy’s European Style villa, Jude Ighalo’s multi million naira mansion, 2face Idibia’s N400 million naira home in Lekki, Wizkid’s multi million dollar mansion in California, Oprah Winfrey’s or Ellen Degeneres’s, or Jennifer Lopez’s $40 million 14,000 sq. ft. Bel Air mansion. Admittedly, no one has had the audacity to question the exclusivity of Drake’s mansion home. Here’s the real kicker, it’s a practical home, his personal space, and is filled with his little treasure – an Awards Room. It has all the elements that reflect Drake’s personal life in the form of paintings, his music, artistry, and wall arts.
With $100 million what can you possibly buy? 220 Rolls Royce’s, 121 apartments on 5th Avenue, 1 airport in London, the LVMH HQ in Paris, 47 apartments at the LucreziaBySujimoto Banana Island project in Lagos, 120,000 hectares of land in Lekki. Perhaps a “Portrait de L’Artiste Sans Barbe”, timeless piece of art by Vincent Van Gogh that costs a whopping $98.5 million or the most expensive car in the world – Rolls Royce Sweptail which costs $13 Million nothing to close to Drake’s magnificent $100 million Château. Drake has just proven to the world that he’s supreme.
Even though, we at Sujimoto are inspired by luxury and impeccable homes, this is beyond our imagination. Our apartments are the Rolls Royce of luxury homes in Ikoyi. We are like the one-eyed man amongst the blind, this is an opportunity to learn and be inspired. As inspiration is free, na implementation hard pass!
learn and be inspired. As inspiration is free, na implementation hard pass!