Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Rich Before Fame

Mostly, the reason why people venture into the world of entertainment is because of the lure of wealth.

However, there are others who despite being well-to-do, find it as a matter of necessity to delve into the world of entertainment.

To these people, passion is all that matters and here we take a look at some of our celebrities who found wealth long before they ventured into the world of stardom;

1. Davido

David Adeleke needs little introduction…..He is the son of revered Nigerian business mogul, Adedeji Adeleke. Davido’s father is the chairman of Keplo-Pacific Energy, a company which deals in banking, steel, power and energy. His dad is also the founder of the Adeleke University.  It should be noted that during his recent interview with BBNaija’s Ebuka, Davido opined that he wouldn’t have ventured into music if it was money he was after because his sibling who’s into the oil and gas business earns a lot more than him.

2. Florence Otedola

Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, known popularly as DJ Cuppy, is the daughter of the chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola. Her dad is also the CEO of Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited. Recently, her dad made the headlines when he forked out millions of naira in purchasing Lamborghini’s for his daughters.

3. Folarin Falana

His stage name is Falz and he is the son of top Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana. Though Falz is also a lawyer, he is largely known for his musical prowess rather than his ability to argue out cases in court. But Falz displayed his legal prowess during the EndSARS protests.

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4. Rita Dominic

This distinguished actress was born into the royal family of Waturuocha of the Aboh Mbaise region of Imo State in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. I suppose you now understand why she effortlessly revels in any role as a Princess. She is the epitome of royalty!

5. Dr. Sid

Dr. Sid’s real name is Sidney Onoriode Esiri. The name strikes a note, right? Yeap! Dr. Sid’s father is the late Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri.

6. Waliyah

The emerging Afro-Pop singer who has swept Nigerians off their feet with her unique brand of music is the daughter of the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (M.K.O) Abiola. M.K.O Abiola is largely regarded by most Nigerians as the “President who never ruled”. Abiola’s riches were vast and he owned Abiola Farms, Abiola Bookshops, Radio Communications Nigeria, Wonder Bakeries, Concord Press, Concord Airlines, Summit Oil International Ltd, Africa Ocean Airlines, Decca W.A Ltd and other businesses.

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