Hustlers! What these Nigerian celebrities do to make extra money will SHOCK you (Photos+What they Do)


We are in the age of the ‘side hustle’. A term that defines having another source of income apart from your regular job. Celebrities aren’t left out also. Below is a list of celebrities with known side hustles.

1. Mercy Aigbe

Mercy Aigbe

Apart from her known profession as an actress, Mercy Aigbe also runs and operates a boutique Magdivas located in Omole Estate.

2. Chika Ike


Ike owns Fancy Nancy boutique located in Abuja

3. Annie Idibia

Annie Idibia

Annie Idibia

Wife of superstar musician 2Baba and actress in her own right, Annie runs Be Olive Hair Collections where she sells human hair. She also runs a salon located in Atlanta, USA.

4. Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu

Ex – Super Eagles player is reputed to own a water bottling company (Kanu Water) and he also allegedly owns the popular Hardley Apartments located in Victoria Island. He also owns a photo and video editing studio in Ikeja.

5. Empress Njamah

File photo of actress Empress Njamah

File photo of actress Empress Njamah

Based in Abuja, Empress owns and operates a boutique (House of Empress).

6. D’Banj

Afro pop musician Dbanj

Afro pop musician Dbanj

The list of businesses D’Banj has been involved in is a long one. But the confirmed ones include his Koko Garri and Koko Water

7. Yemi Alade


Not satisfied with her fame as a musician, Yemi Alade has ventured into the fashion world as she recently launched her Jewelry line The Yemi Alade Collection.

8. Sexy Steel

Sexy Steel

Sexy Steel was known as a fashion designer way before he began his music career. He runs his fashion design outfit Needle and Stitches.

9. 2Baba


Since his rise to fame, 2Baba Idibia has shown a knack for business. Reputed to own choice real estate properties all over Lagos, he also owns the popular club Rumours located in Ikeja and Festac Town.

10. Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola

Odunlade Adekola

This popular Yoruba actor owns a unisex salon and boutique in Abeokuta.

11. Immaculate

Immaculate Sings

This MTN Project Fame alumnus recently introduced her diesel supply business to fans via Instagram.

12. Sound Sultan


Even though this music veteran seems to be focusing more on his music, his fashion label Naija Ninjas is still very much in the running.

13. Sasha

Nigerian rapper turned fashion entrepreneur Sasha

Nigerian rapper turned fashion entrepreneur Sasha

The first lady of Nigerian Hip-Hop seems to have hit the brakes on her music career and instead focus on her design house Eclectic by Sasha.

14. Eldee

Nigerian music veteran eLDee weighs in on current situation of the Buhari-led administration and whether or not voting him in was worthwhile.

Nigerian music veteran eLDee

One of the very few celebs who embraced a career in technology, Eldee heads Playdata a broadcast monitoring service.

15. Ruggedman


Another veteran with a fashion label, Ruggedman heads September 20th clothing.

16. Gbemi Olateru – Olagbegi

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, renowned media personality and founder of Gbemisoke Shoes. Credit: Instagram

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, renowned media personality and founder of Gbemisoke Shoes. Credit: Instagram

More known as a media executive, Gbemi also started making shows because she couldn’t find shows that were her size. What started as a solution for her big feet is now a full-fledged business named Gbemisoke Shoes.

17. Bisi Ibidapo Obe


Even though she rarely appears on screen anymore, Bisi ‘Omo Logba Logba’ still owns a Lingerie and sex toys shop located in Magodo.

18. Liz Anjorin

Lizzy Anjorin

Lizzy Anjorin

After news broke that she had gone broke, Liz come out to say that her shop where she designs and sell clothes is worth a whopping 80 million!

19. Genevieve Nnaji

Celebrating Genevieve Nnaji in 15 sexy and stylish photos as she marks her 37th birthday today May 3, 2016. Credit: Instagram

An iconic actress in her own right, Genny recently transitioned into the fashion industry with the launch of her own fashion line. St Genevieve.

20. Mikel Obi


Apart from the transport company run by his father in Jos, Mikel also bankrolls the record label MMM records.

21. PSquare

psquare (2)

Away from their constant talk of separation, the Okoye brothers are said to be involved in various businesses spanning real estate, food and beverages and entertainment. Peter’s P- Classic group is putting plans in place to open a beverage and bottling company somewhere on the Island.

22. Emmanuel Emenike

"Emenike rejects Super Eagles return"

Emmanuel Emenike

A new entrant into the entertainment industry, Emenike owns E-29 records.

Know the side hustle of any Nigerian celebrity? Please share with us in the comments.