The Gram has become really addictive these days. Why, just a moments ago, I was doing my usual morning voyeurism and came across this post by EA’s biggest super, mega star…

Diamond Rolly

Looks like the Bongo brother done copped himself a Rolls Royce… a ghost from the look of the IG picture he just posted (above). Now, one thing I have to make clear is that I’m not a car fan, so I had to consult a few of the petrol heads in the office. So from what I gather, me thinks it’s a Rolls Royce Ghost…

VLUU L210  / Samsung L210Now, unlike most of my peers in social media, I did some legwork. I went to one of the most reputable car sites (car.com) to find out just how much this fine piece of German (it used to be British, but they don’t own anything these days) machinery might dent Diamond’s wallet.

Now, the latest version of the Ghost, the 2014 model, costs around US$ 250,000 (22.5M bob). I’m thinking we East Africans ain’t in the habit of buying brand new luxury cars, unless we’re valued at around 1 billion US Dollars. And seriously though, I really don’t think Diamond can cough up that much for an automobile (but like I said earlier, I’m no car fan so I could be wrong).

So what I did next was to search for a used Rolls Royce Ghost, with a reasonable amount of mileage on it. And this is what I found. A 2011 Rolly Ghost, about 40k miles & looks really decent…

Rolls Royce Ghost price tagThis particular fuel guzzler (lawd, that sounds so cliche) costs around US$150k (13.5m). Imma give Diamond the benefit of doubt and say he copped his new Rolls Royce for about 13.5 mic (less TZee taxes). Now, I’m told, that’s ballin’. I beg to differ. But my opinion doesn’t count for much coz… yes, you figured it out – I’m no car fan!

Jackie M