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
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.
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 ?”
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
One-time rapper MoCheddah gave the people what they wanted before sashayed out of the music game. In 2017, she launched her clothing line Mocheddah.co and has continued to thrive in this business.
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I've been watching the news…a bit too much might I add. Amidst the chaos, plans have had to change, weddings postponed and everything is basically upside down. So when I watched them announce the postponement of the Olympics I decided to do go down memory lane and got hit with some worthy nuggets. Did you know the Olympics were inspired by the Greek athletic games founded in 776BC? There's more》》》 1.The games were created to test the athlete's mental strength & physical toughness. ( Optimum health) 2.The Olympic games bound together the widespread and frequently cantakerous Greek communities.When it was time for the games, an automatic truce was imposed on any warfare in Greece or its colonies so that athletes could travel safely to Olympia. (Unification across borders) 3.My favourite find?There was a race which had an interesting twist – The winner was not the person who finished first but the one who finished with their torch still LIT!!!! Life is a race/marathon , a journey of sorts and the jewels are in the daily victories we teach ourselves to recognize. Our health professionals are the front runners on this leg, let's lift them up to the light and hold them there.This "thing" is testing our mental strengths and our physical toughness. It is forcing us to pause and fight a common enemy or simply just look at ourselves more than we have in the hustle and bustle, lean on eachother, leave no man behind and please remember – Winning isn't determined by who has more, who has achieved more, who works out more or who didn't catch Corona! THE WINNER is each and everyone one of US that has the courage to keep their Torches LIT till the very end. (Resilence) I did it for 10km let's do it for the rest of our lives! Olympic Torchbearer 2012 powered by SAMSUNG #ThisTooShallPass #NoPressure #HeartsAblaze #ItsDeeperButDidnthaveEnoughSpace #GodIs #VirtualHugs
Born Anthonia Yetunde Alabi, Sasha was best known as the First Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop, many years ago. In 2004, Sasha ventured into the world of fashion as a bespoke designer in 2004. In 2011, she created Nigerian high street fashion at L’Espace, and in August 2012, she launched her own clothing label, Eclectic by Sasha.