October 10, (THEWILL) – In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and attendant business shutdowns, mass layoff of workers and global economic recession, the Nigerian entertainment industry appears to be enjoying an upturn in its fortunes. Entertainers and other stakeholders in the industry are genuinely “balling”, going on a buying spree, acquiring luxury vehicles and palatial homes. SHADE METIBOGUN and IVORY UKONU unveil male and female entertainers who acquired multi-million naira edifices since the beginning of the year.
Controversial actress Kemi Afolabi was the first artiste to launch a new house in January, 2021. She held a grand housewarming ceremony, which was attended by the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry.
Next, Michael Collins Ajereh, otherwise known as Don Jazzy, added another building to his growing real estate portfolio. He acquired a two-storey building in February that serves as his home. In 2019, the Mavin record boss had acquired two huge twin buildings for his business concern just in time for his 37th birthday. The two buildings are located in the same area as his office buildings.
In March 2021, former Big Brother Naija (BBN) housemate, Rebecca Nengi Hampson, bought herself a house in Lekki, Lagos. While Nengi’s fans were still sighing over her acquisition, a popular skit maker, Zic Aloma, unveiled his own house.
It was aslo a good year for former BBN housemates as Natacha Akide, also known as Tacha, and Mercy Eke acquired their second homes in September. Tacha’s first house, which she bought in April 2020, is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Mercy showcased her second house to the public on her 28th birthday, which fell on September 29, 2021. The beautiful lady spared no cost to ensure that she got the best deal to make the interior of her house one of the most talked about in the entertainment industry.
Similarly, actresses Tayo Sobola and Jumoke Odetola became house owners in July, 2021. Sotayo Gaga, as Sobola is fondly called, got her Banana Island house as a gift from her Nasarawa State-born husband, while Jumoke Odetola paid for her house herself.
Also, another controversial actress and mother of one, Etinosa Idemudia, joined the league of house owners in Lagos State about two months ago. So also did Bukola Adeeyo make headlines this year after buying a multi-million naira home in Lagos State.
Destiny Etiko, another actress, gifted herself a mansion to mark her 32nd birthday in August. The state-of-the-art edifice is located in Enugu State where the actress lives.
Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, more popularly known as Zlatan Ibile, bought a seven-bedroom fully detached contemporary house in Abuja about three weeks ago while comic actor, Ime Bishop Umoh, otherwise known as Okon Lagos, also joined the league of house owners this year. The entertainer unveiled his beautiful home situated in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki, professionally known as DJ Kaywise, unveiled his new home a few months ago. The young DJ is the proud owner of five properties across Nigeria.
A content creator, Ogechi Ukonu, otherwise known as Caramel Plug, wowed many last month when she got the keys to a home she acquired in Canada.
A few months ago, beautiful actress, Onyii Alex, got herself a beautiful home in the Lekki area of Lagos that she aptly named ‘The Body Villa’ after her business venture. Likewise, comedian Timothy Obotuke, known as Sir Balo, bought a house for himself and his mother last month.
Not to forget fashion designer Tolu Bally, who got herself a palatial home just in time for her birthday on October 2. This luxury acquisition is coming three months after she gifted herself a 2020 Range Rover SUV.