Nigerian celebrities with other businesses: Have you ever heard of the phrase “Do not put all your eggs in a basket”? Especially in Nigeria, where the economy is still growing, life can bring surprises. Many Nigerian celebrities have taken the proactive route of earning multiple incomes, while some are really interested in other sectors while others are simply motivated by the incentive.
Below Here is a list of 9 successful superstars who have enriched themselves:
1. Agbani Darego
The 31-year-old former beauty queen reached even more heights after winning the Miss World Beauty Competition in 2001.
She has been a role model for various local and international fashion brands and has launched hier own AD denim collection. by Agbani in 2014. Darego offers jeans, dresses, sunglasses and bags.
The Kokomaster is not just a musical artist, but a food entrepreneur. The DB records boss launched his ‘Koko Gari’ some years back, a packaged form of the popular Nigerian cassava grains. His product was endorsed by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and has been featured in several music videos by musicians like Oritse Femi.
3: 2Face Idibia
2Baba, as he is fondly called by fans, has his hands in other things apart from music. The 39 year old owns the Rumour night club in Lagos, with 2 outlets, one in Festac and the other in Ikeja GRA.
The Nollywood star recently launched her own clothing line- St Genevieve. The venture appears to be doing well, as it is available on several online stores and celebrities like popular OAP Toke Makinwa have been seen rocking fashion pieces from the clothing line.
A.Y is one of the most enterprising celebrities in Nigeria, from the A.Y show to A.Y’s Crib and now he goes out of his usual line of business to set up the first non-smoking nightclub in Lagos, MVP. A.Y’s MVP is located in Lekki and was opened in 2014.
Mercy Aigbe Gentry
This smoking hot Yoruba actress is making an attempt to duplicate hotties like her by opening up a boutique in Omole Phase 1, Lagos. Her boutique’s name is Mag Divas and it was launched late last year, with many of her colleagues in attendance.
The Nollywood star is not stopping on the screen, she has gone on to launch a bakery producing pastries and bread, with the name ‘Ini Delicious’. Even though, her distribution still needs some more work, she has taken the bold step to begin her own business.
When the ace comedian is not on stage cracking ribs, he’s at his lounge having a good time and chilling with friends. Basketmouth has been the owner of EmBARssy Lounge for years. His lounge is located in Akoka, Yaba, close to the University Of Lagos.
In 2013, popular comedian Seyi Law launched his multi-million Naira lounge in Ikorodu called Xcess Lounge and Comedy Bar. From what we hear, it’s doing well.