3 min 54 sec reading time – Nigerian Female Celebrities Entrepreneurs
Most Nigerians have one or more side businesses apart from their regular jobs. Celebrities are not left out. They also venture into other trades apart from their career path. These celebrities live a luxurious lifestyle, which you can observe in their fashion style, cars, houses, and more. You may be asking, is it just acting, singing, or dancing that pays them?
Here is a list of 12 female celebrities who are also entrepreneurs
Nigerian Female Celebrities Entrepreneurs
1. Toyin Abraham – Actress
Toyin Abraham is a Nigerian actress, director, producer, and also entrepreneur. Toyin started acting in 2003 when Nigerian actress Bukky Wright came to Ibadan to produce a movie. She has featured in many films, directed and released numerous movies, including the popular Nollywood showcase, Fate of Alakada, The Ghost and the Tout, Prophetess.
She owns her own business, which deals in the sales of green tea called Curv Slimming Green Tea. Curv Slimming Green is NAFDAC approved and meant for weight loss or flat tummy.
2. Mercy Aigbe – Actress
Mercy Aigbe is far from just an actress. Mercy is a; director, fashionista, and entrepreneur. Mercy was born on the 1st of January 1978 in the State of Edo. Mercy Aigbe began her acting career by starring in soap operas. She later joined the Nollywood industry in 2006 and acted in (Ara) the movie that brought her into the spotlight produced by Remi Olupo in Ibadan. (Mercy Aigbe Gentry School of Drama) was established by Mercy in the year 2016.
She owns a clothing store, Mag Divas Boutique in Lagos, and has another outlet in Ibadan. Also, she has an online store for fabrics with its handle on Instagram @asoebimercy.
3. Maryam Apaokagi – Comedian
Maryam Apaokagi AKA Taaooma. Maryam was born on 28 February 1999. She is a well known Nigerian comedian, content creator, cinematographer, and social media influencer. She is recognised for her hilarious comedy skits.
Taaooma has a fast-food company that deals in small chops and other Nigerian dishes.
4. Lilian Esoro – Actress
Lilian Esoro is a talented Nigerian actress and CEO of Lioca Group. She owns a spa, boutique, and foundation. Some of the services rendered include; skincare, fixing of nails, braiding, sale, and revamping of wigs, massage, manicure, and pedicure. She also sells Abayas, lashes, and lots more.
The Lilian Esoro Foundation focus on empowering and changing the lives and negative narratives of African women. Currently, Lilian Esoro is one of the wealthiest and most influential actresses in Nigeria.
5. Wofai Fada – Comedienne
Wofai Fada is a Nigerian Comedienne, actress, author, entrepreneur, social media influencer, and international media personality. She was born in Cross River State. And is known for the character she played in the popular Africa Magic television series (My Flatmates). She has worked with several comedians. Wofai announced the opening of her restaurant in 2018.
Her restaurant is called (Just Afang), and a cookbook titled (Yogiegee Culture).
6. Regina Daniels – Actress
Regina Daniels is a Nigerian actress, film producer, entrepreneur, and brand influencer. She is married to the Nigerian billionaire Politician Ned Nwoko.
She opened her online fashion store in July called Regina Daniels Fashion. It features styles for men, women, and kids. When asked why she chose to go into fashion, She made it known that it is a passion for her right from childhood.
7. Toke Makinwa – Influencer
Toke Makinwa was born on the Third of November 1984. She is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, and author. She released her book, titled “On Becoming” in November 2016.
In 2017, she launched her eponymous label, Toke Makinwa Luxury, which deals in bags, scarves, and beauty.
8. Nuella Njubigbo – Actress
Nuella Njubigbo is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, filmmaker, and CEO. Nuella joined Nollywood in the year of 1999. The talented actress owns Nuella Skin Naturals, which is a beauty store. Recently, she opened a new unisex boutique in Lekki, Lagos, called Nuella Luxury World on Instagram.
9. Beverly Naya – Actress
Beverly Ifunanya Bassey, popularly known as Beverly Naya is a British-born Nigerian actress, model, scriptwriter, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Naya won Most Promising Talent at the 2010 Best of Nollywood Awards.
She is the founder of Be Naya Films, the production company behind #SkinTheDocumentary and a clothing brand called Be Naya launched in April. A premium brand of African attires that showcases the African style.
10. Mercy Eke – Actress
Mercy Eke is a Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen, brand influencer, and entrepreneur from Imo State. She was the winner of Big Brother Naija season 4. In 2020, she made her acting debut in the Nollywood film Fate of Alakada.
Mercy Lambo as she is popularly known owns a fashion brand called M and M Luxury. She described her fashion line as (affordable luxury). Clothing items range from hoodies and T-shirts to joggers and more. M and M Luxury can be ordered online, and it offers a nationwide delivery. Mercy also owns a real estate company called Lambo Homes. She is also the CEO of Mercy Eke Foundation.
11. Ebube Nwagbo – Actress
Ebube Nwagbo is a Nigerian actress, producer, creative director, and entrepreneur. She has acted in many Nigerian movies. Ebube Nwagbo is regarded as one of the most talented and influential actresses in Nollywood. She owns a hair salon called Posh Hair, an entertainment company called PoshWorld Productions, and a clothing line called Poshed Up by Ebube Nwagbo.
12. Cynthia Nwadiora – Actress
Cynthia Nwadiora, better known as Cee-c is a lawyer, actress, entrepreneur, and brand influencer. Cee-c is a graduate of law at Madonna University. She was the first runner-up of BBNaija season 3.
Cee-C launched her sports clothing line named CEGAR in February 2019. It is a unisex gym clothing brand, and it has products like hoodies, joggers, tank tops, biker shorts, tee shirts, etc. She also owns a logistics company called Cegar Logistics, meant for Lagos and national doorstep deliveries.
Nigerian Female Celebrities Entrepreneurs
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