LAST week, we beamed the searchlight on celebrities who have major side hustles. This week, we shall be focusing on the second part of what big-time coolest and dandiest celebs do in their spare time.
These superstars belong to the rare class of celebs who have mastered the art of operating in two or three worlds and doing so successfully. They are jacks of all trades and masters of all.
Simply Saka (Lecturer)
Nigerian comic superstarz Afeez Oyetoro, popularly known as Saka, is also a well regarded academic in his field of theatre arts. Although he has been acting for years, his first big endorsement deal was with telecoms giant MTN. He has since notched other deals. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Theatre Art at Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos.
Kate Henshaw (Politician & fitness expert)
Kate Henshaw is a Nollywood success story on many fronts. She shot to fame as a model,and then grew her brand with major television and film roles. She later ventured into fitness training and had a big launch for her fitness DVD, Kate Fit For Life. The DVD proved a hit and it earned her a distribution deal with a US-based Media Company.
Mercy Aigbe (Mag Divas)
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, is a popular and accomplished brand within the industry. But Mercy is also a successful businesswoman. She owns ‘Mag Divas” boutique.
Osita Iheme (Hospitality & transportation business)
Nollywood actor, Osita Iheme, widely known as Pawpaw, has his name in the credits of several of Nollywood’s greatest comedies. Iheme is also in the hospitality business. He owns a magnificent hotel in Owerri, Imo State.
Odunlade Adekola (Business)
Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola, is a jack of all trades and master of all. Adekola is unarguably Nollywood’s Yoruba movie’s rave of the moment. He’s appeared in nearly all the biggest movies in that sector of the industry. Adekola has also made inroads into the English sub-genre and is doing well. Besides these, he is a businessman who is involved in media production, brand management and he also owns a unisex salon and boutique in Abeokuta.
Chika Ike (Boutique)
Nollywood actress, television personality, producer, philanthropist and former model, besides being an actress, Chika Ike, has her hands in several pies — real estate, beauty store and boutiques.
Iyabo Ojo (Spa, salon, restaurant & lounge)
Nollywood actress, director, and producer, Iyabo Ojo, runs a well-known chain of businesses under the name, FESPRIS World.
Nwankwo Kanu (Water, hospitality, real estate, photography, oil & gas)
Ex-Super Eagles player and one of Nigeria’s greatest footballers, Nwankwo Kanu, is reputed to own a water bottling company (Kanu Water) and a popular luxurious apartment complex in Victoria Island. Kanu also has interests in an an oil & gas company, and a photo and video editing studio.
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Empress Njamah (Boutique & shoe line)
Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah, owns a shoe line and operates a boutique (House of Empress).
Bisi Ibidapo-Obe (Lingerie and sex toys shop)
Actress Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, pupolarly known as Bisi ‘Omo Logba Logba’, owns a lingerie and sex toys shop located in Magodo.
Toke Makinwa (Handbag & skin care line)
Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author, Toke Makinwa, in 2017, launched a handbag line under her eponymous label, Toke Makinwa Luxury. She also launched a skincare product called Glow by TM in 2018.
Toolz (Lingerie line)
On-Air Personality, Tolu Oniru-Demuren, popularly known as Toolz, launched her lingerie and shapewear line in 2018.
S.exy Steel (Clothing label)
Abbey Chile Abuede, professionally known as S.exy Steel, is a Nigerian designer, stylist, actor, musician, and entrepreneur. He runs a fashion label, Needles and Stitches.
We learnt MTN Project Fame alumnus, stunning vocal sensation, Immaculate Patience Edache, fondly called Immaculate Dache, runs a diesel supply business.
Sound Sultan (Clothing line)
Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, comedian and recording artist, Olanrewaju Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, owns a fashion label, Naija Ninjas.
Lizzy Anjorin (Clothing line & real estate)
Star actress and movie producer, Liz Anjorin, run a real estate business, designs and sell clothes.
Toyin Abraham (Herbal store)
Nollywood actress, filmmaker, director and producer, Toyin Abraham, said her rough journey towards conception was what opened her eyes to the wonders in local herbs and foods. She launched Toyin’s Herbal after the recent birth of her son, Ire.