Nigeria being a densely populated country with over 160 million people is stocked with a lot of business opportunity with host of potential costumers. In Nigeria, every business is lucrative and have a potential of yielding reasonable profits.
Your business plan should include market research, a comprehensive look at your competitors, explain your target audience,outline marketing plans, and offer a solid budget projection.
However, the business must have to stand out thus must be unique. The number one step to running a successful business is dedication.
Below are some of the dirty business in Nigeria that fetch profit
1. Livestock Business
Most times when we hear the word agriculture what comes to our mind is farming. Now ask yourself, is agriculture really farming? Do business opportunities exist in agriculture? Agriculture is open to a wide range of business opportunity.
Livestock is an aspect of agriculture with wide range of business opportunity with maximum profit. Demand for Fish and meat in Nigeria for instance is so cumbersome that the demand supersedes the supply. Thus the market can never be saturated. Livestock business is a business you can start with very little capital even in your backyard.
However most persons fail to tap into this business venture.
2. Event Planning
Event planning otherwise called Catering is a business venture open to all, both male and female, students and graduates, poor and rich. In Nigeria today weekends are flooded with varieties of events from Weddings to birthdays even burials.Individuals often find they lack the expertise and time to plan events themselves. Independent planners can step in and give these special events the attention they deserve.
Event planning entails cooking and serving of different cuisines and also decorating the event centre, thus The number one step to being a successful event planner is creativity.
3. Beauty Saloon
One things ladies can never shy away from is their looks. Having a beauty saloon is lucrative far beyond what an average Nigerian thinks. The most striking fact about this business is that it can be done from the comfort of your home. All you need is to have the skill and your workwill advertise for you. For a successful beauty saloon, it must be located in an easily accessible location for your costumers even if its your house with a very conducive environment to give a relaxing service for your costumers.
4. Slippers And Shoe Making
A footwear is an accessory to complete your dressing and it comes in various types depending on the occasion, and thecloth the person is putting on. Everybody needs a pair of shoe or slippers to go to everywhere; be it church, work, school or informal outings, thus making it an everyday item.
Slippers and shoe making is a business neglected by many but are neglected by many.
Though requires apprenticeship its a business that can fetch you cool cash and the resources needed are readily available.
Many shoes and slippers abound in the market today, thus Your brand is what unique features that will make your shoes stand out. This will anybody that sees your shoes anywhere to instantly identify it as produced from your company.
Food is an inevitable need of man.
While starting a restaurant is exciting, it’s also time consuming and one of the toughest businesses to successfully launch. In fact, 60 percent of restaurants fail in the first year.
Restaurant can only rely on word of mouthto bring in so many customers, so you’ll need a marketing plan in place to keep new people streaming through your doors.
Raw material needed to run a restaurant is cheap and readily available.
Here are list of Powerful World Leaders With Plagiarism Scandals.
In a poll conducted by readers of Goal.com, Manchester United have been voted the most popular club in the world.
After a worldwide poll in which over 42,000 people cast votes for their favourite big team, with the Red Devils coming out clear in first place.
See top 7 below:
1. Manchester United
3. Real Madrid
6. AC Milan
Some stars came into the Nigerian music scene and like meteorite, they were up in the sky, shining like light and having so many fans endeared to their heats. But in 2016, it was as if their light started dwindling. When so many thought they might have been cooking something in the studio hoping such would be released before the end of the year, these stars lived on past glory while new acts sprang up and some of their contemporaries shone brighter. Saturday Beats brings some of the artistes whose light didn’t shine so brightly in 2016
Not just a few believed Omawunmi would excel going by her performance during the Idols reality show that shot her into limelight in 2007. She has cemented her name as an achiever and force to be reckoned with in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Her sophomore album, ‘Lasso of Truth,’ which was released in 2015 was said to be a commercial success. Omawumi managed to break that jinx where just male artistes had held sway in the music scene for a long time.
But fast forward to 2016, not much was heard from the singer musically. Thank God for social media anyway, but for Instagram where the babe would always post one or two stuff, her presence would have dwindled considerably.
Yes, she managed to release a song with Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo but did it have a very positive impact in her career in 2016? No!
Anyway, fans still love her and hope that not only would she change her hairstyle in 2017, she would also come up with better and bigger hits.
And like her bestfriend Omawumi, Waje was almost pushed to the background this year.
Save for ‘The Voice Nigeria’ which kind of kept her busy as a judge in the reality show, Waje’s impact in the music scene was almost insignificant.
Waje has been busier on social media than in the studio this year. Yes, fans got to know more about her grown up daughter and her cool dresses which she proudly showed off every now and then. And of course, she also proudly showed off her figure as she transformed from a plus-sized babe to a much trimmer lady.
The last time Waje released her self-titled album was in May 2013. The album was critically acclaimed but ever since then, she has been releasing single tracks.
This year, the music diva has been able to release only one track which she titled ‘Ominiknowest.’
It was once reported that the singer planned to take a four year break from music. So the question is, has she started the hiatus?
Chidinma ‘Miss Kedike’ Ekile is a typical example of the expression that great things come in small packages.
The Project Fame winner started strong after the competition winning any award that she was nominated for. One of such milestone awards is the Kora and she was the first female musician to get to the number one spot on the MTV Base top ten countdown. With her trailblazing success, she won the admiration of many as several celebrities have openly confessed that they have a crush on the petite damsel.
The girl didn’t allow her small frame to deter her from conquering the music industry. But that was long ago.
This year, Chidinma was busier arousing people’s curiosity as to whether she is dating artiste, Flavour or not especially when she deleted all the pictures on her social media page save for hers and Flavour’s.
It seems that the star is fast fizzling out of the industry. Not much has been heard from the singer musically this year. Her recent song, ‘Fall in Love,’ which she released some weeks ago does not have the same buzz that always characterises songs.
So many fans expect Chidinma to wake up in 2017.
‘Oh, how the mighty has fallen’ would certainly be the expression on so many peoples’ minds especially when they think of the self-acclaimed entertainer and Kokomaster, D’banj.
With his ‘nothing-dey-happen’ attitude since he broke up from his partner and friend Don Jazzy, D’banj has yet to make any strong impact musically.
But thank God for his song ‘Emergency’ which was released early in the year, it was a good work and so many people felt D’banj had finally survived the break-up.
Alas, his ‘Focus,’ ‘If no be God,’ ‘Breaking New’ and ‘Gifted’ didn’t make any impact at all. D’banj needs to step up his game in 2017, otherwise his career would land in Emergency Room!
Well, thank God for ‘Krukere,’ nobody would have known Iyanya apart from the fact that he was a sensation at the then Project Fame competition.
Another thing that stood him out is his sexy body which makes ladies- old and young – go wild! But how has that affected his career in 2016?
His controversial exit from Ubi Franklin’s Triple M Records made more headlines than the release of his following songs, ‘Type of woman,’ ‘Nothing Mega,’ ‘Yoga song,’ ‘Sukumma,’ ‘Why,’ and ‘Heartbeat.’ Just a handful of people would have ‘felt’ the songs.
With his new marriage to Don Jazzy’s Mavin, who knows, 2017 might be a better year as hopefully, the ace producer would give Iyanya his Midas Touch.
It seems Wande Coal found his sound late this year with the new song, ‘Iskaba,’ which he released few weeks ago. Before then, nothing much was heard from the young man. His first album, ‘Mushin to Mo’hit’ was a collector’s item but his sophomore album, ‘Wanted,’ which was released in 2015 was not really wanted by a lot of people as many have described the album as a flop.
Hopefully 2017 would be better for the dreadlock wearing singer.
Here is a list of some prominent Nigerians who died in 2016:
1) The 38th Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa
2) The 40th Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade
3) Former Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki
4) Captain Elechi Amadi
5) Sir Olaniwun Ajayi
6) Chief Michael Ibru
7) Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi
(8) Justice Nikki Tobi
9) Dr. Tunji Braithwaite
10) Chief Ojo Maduekwe
11) Chief (Mrs.) Bola Kuforiji Olubu
12) Alhaji Umaru Ali Shinkafi
13) Mr. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr.
14) Barr. James Ocholi and his wife
15) Barr. Fred Agbaje
16) Ms. Bola Davies
17) Mr. Chris Jeyibo
18) Prof. Isidore Okpewho
19) Mr. Justin Abuah
20) Mr. Godspower Ake
21) Prof. James Egunjobi
22) Olorogun Felix Ibru
23) Mrs. Caroline Onoh
24) Prince. Ademola Adeniji-Adele
25) Mr. Sunday Adewusi
26) Malam Abdulkarim Albashir
27) Mr.John Manassah
28) Mrs. Grace Onaiwu Omoigui
29) HRH Emmanuel Njemanze
30) Mr. Samaila Inusa
31) Senator Adekunle Agunbiade
32) Mr. Philemon Ihediwa
33) Dame Mercy Alagoa
34) OJB Jezreel
35) Mrs. Henrietta Kosoko
36) Mr. Stephen Keshi
37) Mr. Sikiru Adeshina aka Arakangudu
38) Mr. Shuaibu Amodu
40) Mr. Obiekwe Okwusogu, SAN
41) Mr. Deji Sasegbon, SAN
42) Senator Martin Nwali
43) Senator Francis Okpozo
44) Senator Mukhtar Abdulkarim
45) Prof. Herbert Onitiri
46) Mr. Olu Domingo
47) Alhaji Shettima Ali-Mongonu
48) Maj. Gen. Yushau Abubakar
49) Hon. Adewale Elijah-Oluwatayo
50) Oba Michael Sonariwo
51) Sir Etim Inyang
52) Lt.-Col. Muhammad Ali
53) Mr. Chris Jeyibo
Here’s a list of the highest goals scorers in the La Liga so far:
- Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)- 12 goals (2 penalties included)
- Luis Suárez (Uruguay, FC Barcelona) 12 (0)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Real Madrid)- 10 (3)
- Iago Aspas (Spain, Celta Vigo) 10 (2)
- Willian José (Brazil, Real Sociedad)- 9 (2)
- Rubén Castro (Spain, Real Betis) 7 (1)
- Sandro (Spain, Málaga CF) 7 (0)
- Aduriz (Spain, Athletic Bilbao) 6 (2)
Here’s a list of the 13 oldest presidents in Africa as at December 2016.
- Robert Mugabe – Zimbabwe – 92 years
- Beji Caid Essebsi – Tunisia – 90 years
- Paul Biya – Cameroon – 83 years
- Abselaziz Bouteflika – Algeria – 79
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Liberia – 78
- Alpha Conde – Guinea – 78
- Peter Mutharika – Malawi – 76
- Hage Geingob – Namibia – 75
- Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo – Equatorial Guinea – 74
- Muhammadu Buhari – Nigeria – 74
- Jose Edardo dos Santos – Angola – 74
- Allassane Ouattara – Cote d’ivoire – 74
- Jacob G. Zuma – South Africa – 74
Nigeria in 2016 witness terrible deaths as a result of religious violence and communal clashes. These unfortunate incidents across the country has continued to cause divide over what people tag as attack on faith. Some of the victims of these appalling situation include:
1. Bridget Agbahime: Bridget Agbahime was a 74 year old Igbo market woman, originally from Imo state, who sold kitchen utensils in Kano.
On June 2, 2016, she was brutally attacked and killed at Kofar Wambai Market in Kano by a Muslim mob who accused her of blasphemy.
According to reports, she was pounced upon and murdered after she refused to allow a Muslim man perform ablution in front of her shop.
This unfortunate incident was greeted with collective outrage and call for justice The prime suspect in the murder, Dauda Ahmad was arrested, and so were four others: Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi. On November 4, Chief Magistrate of Kano, Mr. Jibrin Muhammad, discharged the five suspects and terminated the case in line with the directive of the Attorney-General of Kano State.
2. Eunice Olawale: Mrs Eunice Olawale was hacked to death by suspected Muslim fanatics in Gbazango Extension area of Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja. The Ekiti state female preacher was murdered in cold blood by suspected Muslim fanatics in Gbazango Extension area of Kubwa, a satellite town in Abuja. The highly populated area has a total of three mosques and over five churches.
According to sources, Late Mrs Olawale was going about her usual early morning preaching knowing as Morning Cry when she was hacked to death on Saturday, July 9, 2016. She was a 42-year-old mother of seven.
3. Methodos Chimaije Emmanuel: Religious riots broke out in Pandogari, a town in Rafi Local government area in Niger State over a Facebook post by an Igbo trader, 24-year-old Methodus Chimaije Emmanuel allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Emmanuel was lynched on Sunday, May 29, 2016 and killed by a Muslim crowd and the religious riots spread to other parts of the town. Nigerian soldiers and other security agencies moved in quell the violence and imposed a curfew on the town. The Nigerian Army also confirmed the incident.
4. 8 Christians killed in September 2016: According to survivors, they were lying in ambush. When the Boko Haram militants on board motorbikes saw a group of Christians returning home from church service, they opened fire, killing eight of them, according to survivors. The incident, which took place in Kwamjilari village in Nigeria, was just one of three attacks launched on Sunday, September 18 and Monday by the Muslim extremists, the New York Times reports. The two other attacks killed at least 10 people, Nigerian military authorities said.
5. Over 40 Christians killed in Kaduna: Fulani herdsmen killed more than 40 Christians in an attack in this town in northern Nigeria on Saturday, October 15.
Besides the eight slain on Sept. 24-26 in Godogodo, a predominantly Christian community in Kaduna state, the Fulani herdsmen also wounded eight Christians by gunshot and machete cuts, the leaders said.
According to reports, Godogodo residents said that the second massacre began at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, barely two hours after Morning Star News left after investigating the September attack. The Rev. Thomas Akut of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Good News Church in Godogodo said the assailants burned houses and shot Christians dead in the attack over the weekend. The 41-year old pastor said: “We fled into the bushes, and some of us escaped to safer areas,” he said. “The attackers were in the hundreds and were well armed.
Some of them wore army uniforms, while others wore police uniforms. Some of them exchanged gunfire with the few soldiers stationed at the post office in the town, while others burned down houses of Christians.”
6. Zamfara 8: No fewer than eight persons were killed in August in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of the Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara. The student was alleged to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad and was consequently attacked by a mob.
It was reported that the boy was said to have been beaten to a pulp by the mob, and the man, whose name was simply given as Tajudeen, took him in his car and drove him to a hospital. Enraged by the act of the man who rescued the student, an eye witnesses told news sources that the mob moved to his (Tajudeen’s) house, set it on fire and killed eight persons. The Northern arm of the Christian Association of Nigeria then came out to ask Christians to defend themselves whenever they came under attack.
7. Redeemed Pastor, Luka Ubangari Killed in Kaduna: Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in August reportedly killed three persons among them, one Pastor Luka Ubangari of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Unguwan Anjo, near Godogodo in the Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The cleric was said to have been ambushed, shot and killed while on his motorcycle after an evangelical visit to Golkofa, also in the area.
The Nigerian Film Industry was not spared from the turbulence that rocked the ship of 2016. The industry witnessed several deaths of top rated artistes, that graced local and international scenes. Some of which are:
1. Bukky Ajayi (82): Veteran Nollywood actress Bukky Ajayi died on July 6, 2016 after an unsuccessful battle with heart-related issues. Her big break into Nollywood was her role in the Village Headmaster in the 70s. In March 2016, the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) awarded her with the 2016 ‘Industry Merit Award’.
2. Veteran Actor, Festus Aguebor: Festus Aguebor, died on February 23, 2016. His cause of death was undisclosed and was a shock to all his fans. He was known for his roles in Igbodo and Family contract. He is believed to have been in his 70s.
3. Actor, Fred Ebhoria Ekata: Fred died on May 17, 2016 from a kidney related disease which plagued him for a year and left him bed-ridden. He loved to play elderly roles in Nollywood films.
4. Actress, Henrietta Kosoko (53): Actress Henrietta Kosoko, wife of veteran actor Prince Jide Kosoko died in June, 2016. She died in R-Jolad Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos. She became famous after her lead role in the Nollywood film, Omolade which was produced by her husband.
5. Yoruba actor, Abdul-Lateef Titilope Ashimiyu aka Alfa Lateef:
Nollywood Yoruba actor, Abdul-Lateef Titilope Ashimiyu aka Alfa Lateef died in June, 2016. He was known for his roles in Odunlade Adekola’s movies. He died as a result of Malaria. He was buried in at his family house in Ile Egbaunta, Agunpopo area of Oyo town.
6. Actor, Isiaka Adewale Najeem. Actor Isiaka Adewale Najeem died on August 7, 2016 at a church Lagos. His cause of death is still a mystery and he was buried the same day.
7. Elder Maya Martins Njubuigbo: On September 30, beloved veteran Nollywood actor Elder Maya passed away after months of battling with a liver illness. His death was announced by fellow actor Yomi Fabiyi was the first to reveal it on Instagram.
8. Mulikat Adegbola: Veteran Actress, Mulikat Adegbola popularly known by her stage name Ashabi Iya Adinni passed away on December 3, 2016 after a brief illness.
Here are the top 10 as rated by us here, in no particular order.
1. Don Jazzy
The Mavin boss has been working out slightly as we can see from some of his recent photos and spots a much slender look, but we definitely wouldn’t like to see the doro-boss go shirtless.Mr. Ibu
2. Mr Ibu
Comic actor, John Okafor is rated to be one of Nigeria’s most talented comic characters and humorous acting is often characterised by stupidity, hilarious imbecility and a sharp disconnection from reality.
The 54-year-old has gone shirtless in several movie and we think he shouldn’t be going shirtless, but hey… that’s one of his selling points.
3. SPECIAL ED
Special Ed who claims to be Africa’s number one Hypeman is one of the celebrities who should never go shirtless.
Special who’s been associated with Mo’Hits Crew befoee they spit and more recently HKN gang is also one celebrity who is huge and we’re pretty sure nobody wants to see him shirtless.
Also Read: What Don Jazzy Wants to Do for an Instagram Lady Crushing on Him will Make You Blush
4. WANDE COAL
Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known by his stage name ‘ Wande Coal’ is one singer who definitely wouldn’t look so good shirtless.
Wande Coal has been rated to have one of the best vocals in the country today, but him going shirtless would be a total calamity. We definitely wouldn’t want to see him without a shirt.
5. Jesse Jagz
Jesse Jagz who recently returned to his former label, Chocolate City has been criticized recently for losing more weight in the last few months.
The rapper/producer was spotted looking very lean in a set of new photos and he’s definitely not one that would like to go shirtless.
6. M.I Abaga
One of Nigeria’s most respected rapper, M.I Abaga is another celebrity that a lot of us wouldn’t also want to go shirtless at all.
The rapper has never shared a photo of him without clothes and we’re not sure we would like to see anything like that anytime soon.
Abolore Akande popularly known by his stage name ‘9ice’ is one singer who is known for his lanky look.
Although, he’s gone shirtless in a video he released sometime ago, the singer makes our list of the celebrities that we don’t want to see shirtless.
8. May D
Nigerian singer, May D is another very lanky singer and he’s one that a number of his fans wouldn’t like to see go shirtless