Connect with us

Celebrities Gist

10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Engage in Business.



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 Akindele

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.


3.  Jim Lyke

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. 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.


9. D’Banj

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.

FAKE BOYFRIEND: Nigerian man charges N38,000 per day to single ladies who need a fake boyfriend to flaunt during holidays

10. Don Jazzy


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.





Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Celebrities Gist

Zinoleesky updates his Instagram bio with ‘Zinonymous sound’ amid Mohbad’s saga



Zinoleesky Updates His Instagram Bio

Zinoleesky, a Nigerian singer and Marlian Music signee, has stunned Nigerians with his recent decision to distance himself from the influence of Naira Marley.

Read also: Rema gifts deceased Mohbad’s son whooping currency, Khaid offers to provide 100% tribute song’s royalties

Zinoleesky was significantly impacted by his dismissal in the wake of Mohbad’s untimely death, which was allegedly caused by a bully who was allegedly sent to the deceased.

This happened in the context of how worried citizens stopped supporting anything associated with the Marlian Record Label.

Due to insufficient ticket sales from his latest postponed United States concert, the young artist just suffered a staggering loss of 45 million dollars.

Update: Click HERE to join our WhatsApp group and get news and entertainment notifications directly on your WhatsApp!

Today, however, the singer altered his bio from “Marlian music” to “Zinonymous Sound,” which drew a lot of media attention, expressing his anxiety and fear over a potential career conflict.

In spite of this, Nigerians have swarmed social media and have been relentlessly trolling him as they seek justice for the deceased Mohbad.

See screenshot of his bio below:

Zinoleesky's current Instagram Bio

Continue Reading

Celebrities Gist

Rema gifts deceased Mohbad’s son whooping currency, Khaid offers to provide 100% tribute song’s royalties



Rema and Khaid Gifts Mohbad's Song

Rema has finally responded positively to an aggressive troll directed at him.

This happened not long after the singer faced intense backlash for claiming that he was unaware that the late Mohbad had DM’d him for a long time prior to the deceased’s tragic death.

Read also: “See where Zinoleesky’s mother lives” – Video of Marlian artiste, Zino’s mother’s house causes buzz

His tribute was not well received in Nigeria, and the people there severely mocked him.

In the midst of this, he surreptitiously got in touch with Bella Shmurda and gave Mohbad’s son’s account what was described as a huge sum of money, which in a manner has comforted many distraught Nigerians.

Update: Click HERE to join our WhatsApp group and get news and entertainment notifications directly on your WhatsApp!

Updating Nigerians, Bella Shmurda wrote:

“By the way heisrema sent a huge funds to Mohbad sons acct thanks my brush God bless u

Not far after Rema’s philanthropic approach went Viral, the likes of Khaid offered to gift a whopping currency of 2 million to late Mohbad’s son.

Following the current state of his tribute song dedicated to Mohbad, which he released on Monday, he also pledged to provide 100% royalty of the song to the family of the deceased.

Captioning the tribute song, he said:

It’s with great pain that I pen this, the past few days have been a rollercoaster of emotions for each and every one of us. We lost a special talent, a great personality and a friend “Imole”.

In my own little way I’ll love to support the family by giving N2 Million to the Wife of our late brother and covey 100% Royalties of the newly released tribute song “Forever” to Liam Aloba Eyinimofeoluwa. Rest On IMOLE

Watch below

Continue Reading

Celebrities Gist

“See where Zinoleesky’s mother lives” – Video of Marlian artiste, Zino’s mother’s house causes buzz



Zinoleesky's mother rusty house

On the TikTok app, a video of Zinoleesky’s parents’ apartment stunned online users.

Concerned online users advised Zino’s parents to seek out medical and spiritual care for their child in order to secure his wellbeing and shield him from the Marlian drug and cult empire.

Read also: “At this point, Asake must explain what his song ‘lonely at the top’ means” – Fan raises concern

Zino’s mother still stays in the slum, according to a blogger named Gistlovers, raising the possibility that the family may be in danger.

Despite the showy social media posts to the contrary, Gistlover asserted that Zino does not own any real estate or vehicles in his name.

Nigerians stressed that Zino’s parents should speak up and receive help before it’s too late because Naira Marley is reported to target people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Gistlover posted;
“In the midst of all this chaos, I think we should pay attention to this Zino too, I think he is helpless, He is from the slum too as a matter of fact the mother still lives in the slum till tomorrow, if the parent are wise, now is the best time to cry out for help for your son, we do not want to hear another RIP, your son is under an oath of allegiance to Azeez Fashola(Naira Marley)but the parent can still get him help spiritually and physically.

Update: Click HERE to join our WhatsApp group and get news and entertainment notifications directly on your WhatsApp!

Take your children away from Marlian drug and cult empire now before it’s too late, Now is the time to cry out if you truly need help, ever since your son has been there did anything change for you all? Even the house and car posted online was for show off, it was all bought in Marlian music name, your son does not own a property of his own or car in his name, he is just living the day as it comes, slide to the last video and check out his lyrics, SEE MY EYES DON SEE MANY THINGS MIO GBADURA FOTA MI(he said he’s been through a lot of terrible things he won’t wish on his enemies).

“It’s that deep, I think he needs help to exit that evil record label ASAP,
Naira does have a target of the kind of people he goes for, he goes for the extremely poor, voiceless and the not learned people so when he wants to carry out his evil, nobody will come to their aid but this time around, story change, after we get justice I will put our tips for upcoming artist on what to do if they want to sign a record label deal, what to do if a record label is infringing on their right, how to exit a record label peacefully, matter plenty wey we go settle after this justice we are seeking for, IYA ZINO, BABA ZINO, speak up Now!!! Your son is still alive, I talk my own, I come in peace.”

see below:

Continue Reading

Trending Heading