Nigerian celebrities in the entertainment industry has always find it very difficult, since it always comes with an expectation for wealth and flamboyant lifestyle.
In a Economic situation like Nigeria’s celebrities usually faced alot of taxes and loss from piracy, which has motivated most of them to source out other source of income to keep up with their celebrity lifestyle.
Below are some Nigerian Celebrities who have taken the bold step to source out their own business, and its now part of their side hustle.
- Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo Ojo is just not only an actress and producer in the Nigeria movie industry (Nollywood), The mother of two also own one of the most popular Amala (Yam Flour) sport in the highbrow area of lekki, Lagos, state.
The Restaurant and Lounge was open in September 2017, and has since enjoyed continuous patronage, even after the challenges been faced by the actress after opening due to bills and tax threating to close down the business.
2. Ayo Makun
Ayo Makun popular Known as AY the comedian, who is also known for making money from his comedy and movies too, own a non-smoking luxurious premium club situated at the heart of lekki, the club was lunched in April 2014. it currently occupies the penthouse floor at a mall in lekki phase 1.
3. Mercy Aigbe
Mercy Aigbe who is one of Nigeria most mentioned actress in the industry, However in not just limited to acting alone, Mercy own a thriving boutique with branches in Lagos and Ibadan, as well as an online Fabric store for the likes of popular Owanbe uniforms like Ankara, lace and others.
4. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevive Nnaji one of Nigeria most sucessful Actress and also the producer of the Netflix movie, Lion Heart, which has made a mark for herself in Nollywood. She has also made alot of income through acting.
The Actress owns a clothing line, St. Genevive, which acts as a side hustle and also a source of income for the mother of one. The clothing took a firmer stand after facing some challenges during its start-up, which she is now a current partner with online retail store Jumia.
5. Aremu Afolayan
One of the Afolayan siblings in the Nollywood film industry, Aremu makes waves alongside siblings ― Kunle, Moji, and Gabriel.
However, the actor who has always expressed his passion for business owns an automobile business situated in the heart of Magodo, Lagos. The business provides a wide range of exotic cars or different brands.
Yemi Alade popularly known as Mama Africa, stands out as one of the most awarded femela artist in the Nigeria music industry, with both national and International recognitions. Yemi alade own a Jewellery business, which is currently partnering with online jewellery store, Band2glam, which was lunched on November 2015.
7. Annie Idibia
Popular Nigerian actress Annie Idibia and wife of Nigeria music Icon, Innocent Idibia popularly known as 2baba, has also made her way in the Nigeria movie industry and has also added a side hustle to that, has she currently runs a Salon located in Atlanta, USA.
8. Chika Ike
Chika Ike one of Nigeria most finest and outstanding actress currently owns a Luxurious boutique located in Abuja and she into real Estates. She also has a reality show know as ‘African Diva’.
9. Tonto Dikeh
Popular Nigerian Actress Tonto Dikeh established the NGO – Tonto Dikeh Foundation in the year 2000. She started the foundation because she has a passion to enhance the standard of living of underprivileged and displaced women, girls, youths, and children in Africa, regardless of their political, religious and cultural differences.
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