- Nigerian celebrities do not take a back seat when it comes to diversifying their streams of income
- A number of them have other side hustles that keep them busy when they are not acting, singing or doing other things
- Legit.ng has compiled a list of top celebrities and their side hustles
Like regular citizens who are constantly looking for ways to diversify their streams of income, Nigerian celebrities are not taking a back step as well.
Even though their passion has somehow become a way of earning an income, many of them are not resting their oars.
Think of some of the thriving businesses in the country and one will be surprised to find out that celebrities are either on the board or are part owners.
Legit.ng has compiled a list of top entertainers who have other lucrative sides gigs that keeps them busy and rich when they are not singing, dancing, acting or cracking jokes.
Check them out below:
1. Actress Iyabo Ojo
The mother of two is definitely a business-savvy woman when she's not on a movie set. Iyabo has a nightclub, a local eatery, a skincare line and a boutique.
2. Toyin Abraham
The Nollywood actress owns a slimming tea line.
3. Comedienne Princess
When the entertainer is not cracking jokes on stage, you will find her teasing customers with her locally made recipes.
4. Actress Mercy Aigbe
The Nollywood movie star owns a trendy fashion boutique.
5. Kunle Afolayan
The celebrated actor and filmmaker owns a film-equipment rental company.
6. Singer Peter Okoye
The ex-Psquare member owns a popular sports betting company.
7. Actor Aremu Afolayan
When he is not acting, the actor is mostly telling fans and followers about new arrivals at his automobile dealership.
8. Singer Davido
The music star is listed on the board of his father's power generating company.
9. Comedienne Taaooma
The popular skit-maker has a popular fast-food company that deals in finger foods for events.
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10. Media personality Bolanle Olukanni
The TV host is the co-founder of a popular hair salon in Lagos Island.
11. Actress Zainab Balogun
The Nollywood actress co-owns a popular hair salon in Lagos alongside media personality, Bolanle Olukani.
12. BBNaija's Tacha
The reality star owns an online store that deals in the sales of electronic gadgets among other things. She also owns a dispatch company.
13. BBNaija's Lilo
The reality star owns a fancy restaurant in Lagos Island and also owns an online fashion store.
14. Banky W
The music star owns a popular street-style restaurant that deals in suya, shawarma and other fast-food recipes.
15. Actress Lilian Esoro
The movie star owns a popular spa in Lagos Island. She also has a skincare line and an online clothing store.
Adeyinka Odutuyo is an entertainment/lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over three years of working experience in the media industry.
He has a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo. When he is not writing about celebrities, you will find him blogging about local Nigerian recipes on Instagram (@playfoodbyyinka)