From Screen to Entrepreneurship:The New Fad In Nollywood

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Some entertainers are renowned for showing business acumen and having a good head for business. The reasons most of these entertainers diversify investments range from natural interest in business to the quest to increase their earning power as only the show-biz cannot foot their bills. Most importantly, these entertainers desire to live ostentatious lives as these is a norm in the make believe industry. These actors have shown business interests in several sectors from Real estate management, Fashion, Hospitality, Event management, and so on.
Among the list of Actors who are also businessmen include:

Bukky Wright, she owns a beauty shop called Wright spa/Beauty Salon which offers services such as facials, body bath, gele tying, waxing, massage, and so on.
Odunlade Adekola, the actor was reported to have built a multi-million naira hotel in the heart of Abeokuta and only recently added to his investment a unisex Salon and boutique known as D3.
Genevieve Nnaji has been in the fashion business for a while now; she is the CEO of St. Genevieve clothing line an online portal for women collections.
Iyabo Ojo, is the executive director of FESPRIS world, which is a coinage from the names of her two kids (FESTUS & PRISCILLIA) a beauty parlor.
Kate Henshaw, the dark skinned screen diva who recently indicated interest to run for the National assembly to represent Odukpani Federal Constituency Cross river state at the House of Representatives but failed to clinch the ticket. Kate makes good money from being an author, real estate, and also a fitness trainer.
Dayo Amusa is the proprietress of Payday Montessori crèche located both in lagos and Ibadan, she also own a fashion business.
Mercy Aigbe Gentry is the brain behind “Mag Divas Boutique” which is located in Omole Phase 1.
Fathia Balogun Williams is now a proud owner of a beauty and wine shop named ‘House of Faiteer’ located in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The shop stocks variety of human hair, hair extensions, wine, spirits and others.
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