Being a brand ambassador is the new ‘cool’ tag for Nigerian celebrities from music artistes to movie stars to comedians to comperes. Brands, Nigerian and even foreign ones, not only seek to sell their products to the market, but also sell to celebs who in turn sell their brands to their fans. Nigerian celebs have started profiting off their brands. Prince Nico Mbarga had a hotel. Kefee (rest her soul) had a restaurant. D’Banj launched his mobile, his garri. Terry G runs a ‘purewater’ company. Ini Edo has her bakery.
These celebrities share their time between their art/profession, their family, love…and sometimes inspire brands.
Here are 7 Nigerian celebs who have inspired brands, or maybe they own them sef:
When former President Olusegun Obasanjo isn’t busy on his farm or on diplomatic trips, he models for, well…
Gaolat Barbing Salon must have a load of cash to get Obama and Obasanjo for this ‘photoshoot’
Don Jazzy & Wizkid
You really think the Mavin kingdom is Tiwa Savage, Dr. Sid, D’Prince, Reekado Banks, Di’Ja, Korede Bello, Altims, and Baby Fresh? LOL.
The don shares his time between the studio and ‘his’ barbing salon… Wizkid, on the other hand, when he isn’t recording music, touring, spending time with Bolu or his lady friend, Tania…he models.
Omo Baba Olowo
When your money is ‘long’ and you’re so bored of doing music, what do you do? Don’t answer. I’ll tell you…
Rapper. Singer. Record Label Executive. Born Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru. His hit single ‘Tesojue’ was all over…
…spawning the catchy phrase “wa fe ku l’ale yi” translated to…
intoxicant or aphrodisiac? Well, loosely translated to: You’ll, uhm, almost pass out this night…
Following his departure from ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes, Olamide Adedeji ‘got back’ with his own label , Yahoo Boy No Laptop aka YBNL- a line off his ‘Young Erikina’ song.
…perhaps this was ‘how’ he started…
Africa’s most popular twins. Peter & Paul Okoye.
…the Pop duos, well, also pop in another direction
So, you see, inspiration comes from everywhere…
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