8 Nigerian Artistes Who Have Side Hustle Apart From Music - 12 months ago
Making money off music is one thing, making money from your side hustles drives a whole new meaning to content. While some of the artists on this list still make millions of money from music and some already closed that chapter in their life, they all have one thing in common, side hustles that are very important to them and don’t have anything to do with being famous. Here are 5 Nigerian Artistes With Side Hustles:- 1. Davido Davido has been an in-demand artiste for years in the music scene as well as being the son of one of the richest men in Nigeria. However, despite coming from money and making money off of music, the singer, label boss, and father of three have on several occasions ventured into other businesses. In 2018, Davido took to social media to announce a new business venture. Sharing a photo of himself posing next to a sports racing car, he revealed that was his new side hustle. This is is coming after a clothing line announcement back in 2015. “We not into music only we do motorsports now so follow @chillingmotorsports for update 30BG lifestyle,” he captioned the photo. Nothing from this front in years though. 2. Harrysong Being the most sought-after act at some point in one’s career definitely comes with some good paycheck and this we want to assume Harry put into good use. While dealing with the fact that his career is not as illuminating as it was once, the singer recently revealed he has a side hustle; farming. He wrote on IG; ”Farming 👩🌾 .. one of my Konna hustle 😜.. did you know ?” 3. Yemi Alade Mama Africa herself! In 2015, Yemi announced her jewelry line, which was a collection of an exclusive range of jewelry inspired by the singer’s career and personality. In 2016, one of her pieces was worn by U.S singer, Trey Songz. She shared a photo online and wrote; ”When this humble and amazing man @treysongz wore THE KINGPIN NECKLACE FROM my collection TheYemiAladeJewelryCollection….” As at the time of this article, we are unsure if Miss Alade is still pursuing that line of business. 4. Pepenazi Yes I know, not many of you remember him, but yes, he is still an artist and still very much not staying idle. The singer like some of his colleagues also has a side hustle and his is shoe production. Early this year, he announced the birth of his new business ”Pepenazi Shoes” and has continued to share updates on his Instagram. See Photo Below:- 5. Sexy Steel Multi-talented should be placed in front of Sexy Steel’s name from now on. He is a footballer, fashion designer, Barber, actor, and singer. Steel started out as a fashion designer, before venturing into the entertainment business. His fashion design outfit Needle and Stitches is still in business to date. 6. 2Baba Iconic Nigerian artiste 2Baba sure is one businessman. Since hitting the spotlight well over 20 years ago, his knack for business has continued to grow. He ventured into the real estate business and is also a club owner. According to reports, he owns the clubs ”Rumours” located in Ikeja and Festac Town. 7. DBanj The Koko Master might be struggling musically but his bank account keeps getting on the rise. D’Banj has leveraged the ‘Koko’ brand to come up with successful ventures like the Koko Garri, Koko water etc. The success of his business can also be attributed to his huge endorsement deals with power brands like the Bank of Industry. 8. Mr Eazi Mr Eazi has always been a businessman. Before the music, he used to sell gold and other stuffs in Ghana and organize campus rave parties. Before the fame, he and his business partner ran a now defunct phone trading company which got about $30,000 from investors. He quit the business due to co-founder issues. He currently owns phonetradr, another phone trading and repair startup which he runs in partnership with Airtel Nigeria.