7 Nigerian Football Stars with Amazing Entrepreneurship Spirit - See their Business Empire

Wisdom is the principal thing. You must be wise with your football career, especially now you have started earning. You must be wise to turn more of your earning into investment for the future.

These football entrepreneurs here, understand that there is life after football...why they must invest while earning such high salaries playing professional football abroad. If they do not,  they may suffer at old age. So they went on to invest in other field of life. Let us see what these football entrepreneurs are investing on:

7. JOHN OBI MIKEL - China based Super Eagles skipper Mikel runs a transport [bus] company back home in Nigeria.

6. EMMANUEL EMENIKE - Super Eagles international Emenike is reported to be involved with a successful entertainment company. He has music label and an event center in Lagos.

5. OBAFEMI MARTINS: Martins' Obafemi Martins Foundation recently donated hospital equipment and mobility aids worth millions of Naira to the Lagos State Government. He also launched his own fashion range, snap-back caps called ObaGear. ObaGear has the image of the striker doing a backflip which is his signature style of goal celebration. Alongside his earning in football, Martins has other business ventures that range from real estate and car importation.

4. AUSTIN JAY-JAY OKOCHA: Okocha owns a table water brand known as Jay Jay. He also owns a lively and happening bar known as Club 10 in Ikoyi. He has stakes in many businesses which are run by Jay-Jay Okocha Group (West Africa) LTD. His business areas are the importation and sales of general merchandise, a restaurant and bar, Bureau de Change and security systems.

3. NWANKO KANU: Legendary Nigerian footballer and philanthropist Kanu launched the biggest lotto in Africa to raise funds for the Kanu Heart Foundation and help build a specialist cardiac hospital in Abuja. Kanu also owns a modelling agency called Papilo Modelling Agency. His other business interests involve the oil and gas, real estate, hospitality and photography industries.

2. AHMED MUSA: Nigeria international and Leicester City attacker Musa recently expanded his business empire by acquiring his second petrol station in his hometown, Kano in Nigeria. The 24-year-old also has a sports centre [The Ahmed Musa Sports Centre Kano] and shopping mall [Ahmed Musa Crescent] to his name.

1. YAKUBU AIYEGBENI - Apart from investments in real estate which includes mansions in England and Nigeria, Yakubu is also into hospitality business in his native Benin City where he also owns a number of petrol stations.

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