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.
Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimaku‘s ex-lover, Olajide Kareem, better known as Seun Egbegbe, has regained his freedom after spending roughly three years and six months in prison.
He was locked up on February 10, 2017, after obtaining money by false pretence from no fewer than 40 bureaus de change operators in different parts of Lagos from 2015 to 2017.
Seun Egbegbe, who was the boss of Ebony Production, allegedly swindled the BDC operators out of money by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.
He had been arraigned by the police for a series of fraud involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550. Egbegbe and one Oyekan Ayomide were first arraigned on February 10, 2017, before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo, on 36 counts bordering on advance fee fraud.
The charge sheet was subsequently amended twice, with the counts eventually increased to 40 and three other defendants – Lawal Kareem, Olalekan Yusuf and Muyideen Shoyombo.
In a recent development, Federal High Court, Ikoyi has found Egbegbe guilty of just one of the 44 Counts charges after reviewing his case.
Toyin Aimaku’s ex-lover was set free yesterday 11th October 2022. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo declared that 43 of the 44 Count charges were dismissed because of a lack of witnesses to substantiate their claims.
She also denounced that the prosecuting team failed in the responsibility to produce evidence, to be backed with witnesses.
Lamenting that police tampered with the money recovered from the suspects, Justice Oguntoyinbo also ruled that all the money recovered from Egbegbe as evidence should be returned to him.
Nigerians welcomed Seun Egbegbe back after spending three years in prison with hard labour. Some reactions are shown below:
dhbwholesalesenterprises said, “iPhone 1 legbe gbe gbe welcome back, now iPhone is up to 14 waka jeje ooo
yendishomebargains said, “Guy will come out and see that the world he was trying to please and flaunt for has left him behind , the world doesn’t really care , just try and live well”.
iam_igbinedionsammy said, “Police tampered with the money recovered from the suspects. Is anyone surprised? Certainly not me. Its the Nigerian Police in all its thieving glory”.
dattechguy said, “iPhone 1 legbegbe, Toyin Abraham your ex boo is back”.