In this article, list of celebrities who engage in other businesses apart from being a celebrity are figured out. 🔻 🔻 🔻
1. Odunlade Adekola
Nigerian popular actor, Odunlade Adekola also owns a business inspite of being a celebrity. On the 20th of April, 2015, he took to his offical social media accounts to announce the opening of his unisex barbing salon named D3 Executive Concept. This concept is located at Abeokuta, Ogun state. He employed many workers under him so as to boost the business well.
2. Funke Akindele
Funke is not just successful in acting, she is also a skilled entrepreneur. She owns an acting school, Scene One School of Drama. Scene One School of Drama teaches aspiring actors, producers and dancers how to develop their talents and be the best in their creative careers. The courses offered in the school are Traditional and Contemporary Dance, Music, Introduction to Drama, Etiquette and Manners and much more.
SCENE ONE SCHOOL OF DRAMA RECENT GRADUANTS
3. Jim Lyke
Nollywood actor, Jim Lyke’s wealth doesn’t come solely from acting but from his personal ventures as well. He owns a bottled water company, he also delved into the real estate sector as well as Burgeon Homes. He recently launched his taxi chauffeur company.
4. Yul Edochie
This veteran actor owns a film academy-‘Yul Edochie Academy’. He started it in 2015 and has taken it upon himself, to see that aspiring actors and actresses get the adequate training they deserve. Edochie generates a lot of incomes from this academy.
5. Toyin Abraham
Toyin Abraham is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker. She’s also a producer and entrepreneur. Toyin began her acting career in 2003. She starred in the movie Dugbe Dugbe nbo produced by Bukky Wright. Since then, she has continued to feature in best of Nollywood movies . And she’s also into movie production.
Toyin officially launched her herbal medicine business in October 2019. The business is called Toyin Herbal, a subsidiary of Toyin Abraham Company. She started it to serve as remedy to childlessness. As a result, she launched the Female Fertility Booster (FFB), a product that aids conception. Also, she is the CEO of BodytalkbyToyin.
Outside the herbal business, Toyin is one of Nigeria’s biggest social influencers. Keninfo.com.ng estimated her net worth at $500,000. She is one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria.
6. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe was born in Edo State of Nigeria. Asides acting, Mercy is a business woman with diverse sources of income. She has a fashion store called Mag Diva Boutique which she launched in November 2014. Mercy also has a skincare line called Flawless by Mercy. And an asoebi store called Asoebi Mercy.
Her ability to combine these three business enterprises is commendable. And apart from these businesses, she stars in many Nollywood movies.
7. Lilian Esoro
Apart from being an actress, Lilian Esoro is a proud owner of a spa and boutique. The name of the business is Lioca, a state-of-the-art spa and boutique in Lekki. Before Lioca opened, it was alleged that Lilian was seen on the site helping out with tiles laying. This further shows her thirst for success.
Some of the services rendered include manicure and pedicure. Jelly pedicure and feet wax are also avaialble. She also sells Abayas, makeup brushes, and her own brand’s makeup kits. These are of course a handful. And one might ask, are these side or main hustles?
Lilian Esoro is another renowned Nigerian actor. She’s one of the richest as well. Her estimated net worth is $450,000. This is a pointer that the side business is worthy.
8. Liz Anjorin
Liz Aishat Anjorin is another popular Nigerian actor. She also owns side businesses. The pretty mother of one features in many movies. Liz owns a shop where she sells clothes and clothing materials. The boutique is said to be worth several millions of naira.
She travels abroad to source for fabrics. It appears she is also in the jewelry business. Also, she owns a fully equipped tailoring workshop.
Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo, aka DBanj, is another dogged entrepreneur who has tried his hands on some other businesses aside music, which has fetched him cool cash. DBanj owns KoKo Water, Koko Mobile (launched in 2010 in partnership with First Bank and the now defunct Mo’Hits Records) and Koko Lounge in Lagos and the UK. He recently launched Koko Gari and has disclosed that plans are underway for the launch of Koko Mattress and Koko Condoms.
Apart from his investments, Dbanj makes money from endorsement deals, record sales and concerts. He has a multimillion Naira deal with Chris Aire and UAC Foods. That is in addition to his endorsement deal with Globacom Telecommunications, which earned him N70m.
Micheal Ajere, otherwise known as Don Jazzy, is another celebrity that has a brain for business. Sources have it that the Marvin Record boss has ventured into oil and gas business with his brother.
The brothers, sources have it, set up Marvin Energy, Oil and Gas Company and a 24-hour door-to-door diesel delivery service that supplies and retails petroleum products and offers services in construction of diesel storage tanks and leasing of trucks.
The Don also rakes in dollars from Loya Milk and MTN endorsements.
In an earlier interview with City People, Dudu Heritage had opened up on his marriage to Bimbo Oshin, debunking the viral rumours that they had parted ways.
He said, ” There are so many rumours out there that made me to develop a thick skin. So I keep them guessing all the time because the news still keeps circulating. The wedlock has produced two lovely children; a boy and a girl. So what else is there to say? For a man clocking 60 and still talking about a marriage that has happened 2004/2005?”
We have been around for a very long time so stories don’t bother us again. But I can authoritatively tell you that Bimbo Oshin is in my house, any time, any day. Since she has been in my house she has never left. She is my wife. And to prove to you, maybe that would put the issue to rest, I will call her now for you to talk to her. (He called his wife, Bimbo Oshin and put the phone on speaker).”
Dudu Heritage asked his wife if they are still together, Bimbo Oshin responded from the other end, assuring her husband that their marriage is still intact. “I’m in my husband’s house and I have never left,” she said with laugher.
Ola Ibironke, Ijesha man to the core had his early life in Nigeria, his university life was between London and U.S.A before he came back to Nigeria.
Bimbo Oshin grew up in Ondo State where she attended her primary school education at Saint Anne’s Primary School. Later, she went to Staff Primary School in Ile-Ife, Osun state.
Nigerian actor, Odunlade Adekola has reacted to reports that he demands sex from upcoming actresses before giving them roles in movies.
This comes after controversial blogger, Gistlover, called him out for allegedly being involved in sex-for-movie-role scandal with one Nike Hamzat, a young actress in his production house.
Gistlover Blog wrote:“Dear Odunlade Adekola, You are a fantastic Actor who has carve a niche for himself in this industry, you are good at what you do BUT you need to stop this S*X FOR ROLES SHIT. it’s been like that since forever and no one is calling you to order, from Taiwo Aromokun…. to Eniola Ajao…to Bukola Adeeyo and Many more…Now the latest babe is this small girl named Nike who is also your student.
“Dear Odun, you can’t keep doing this, we all should be accountable, we all want a working system in Nigeria, it starts with us, let us all flush the government behaviour in us first,allow girls get to the top without hanging their legs, mentor them without opening their skirt, you sef look this Girl well if you quick born, you go born this small girl now….this is a gentle warning to you to cease and desist from hanging girls leg, help them grow without shooking your prick in their holes always,
“Be a perfect gentleman, don’t allow this small girl to continue to disrespect your wife. I come in peace”
Reacting to the allegation, Odunlade Adekola said he has never demanded for sex from any actress in the Yoruba movie industry.
He said the allegation is another plot by his enemies to tarnish his good image.
According to the court document filed before an Abuja High Court, Anita Okoye, the estranged wife of Nigerian Rude Boy, Paul Okoye, has demanded the sum of $15,000 (approximately N7.8M) monthly as spousal support.
“Payment of a monthly maintenance sum of $15,000.00 (US Dollars) for the general welfare, education and health of the three children of the union who are presently in schools in the United States of America until they are of age,” part of the document read.
The news about the celebrity couple’s split broke on yesterday, Friday, August 20, 2021.
In the leaked court document, Anita has requested the dissolution of their marriage.
She also advised her now estranged husband in the legal document to challenge the petition if he feels disgruntled.
Anita first sparked divorce rumours in April when it was reported that she relocated with their three children to the United States of America.
Anita and Paul who were university sweethearts got married in 2014 in a very flamboyant wedding ceremony held in Port Harcourt.
They welcomed their first son, Andre, the previous year. In 2017, they welcomed a set of twins, Nadia and Nathan.