How anyone can walk in those is amazing…!
The adventure of the likes of Stephen Keshi, Etim Esin, Daniel Amokachi, Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George overseas changed their fortunes from ordinary amateur footballers struggling with daily existence to professional footballers worth millions of naira.Investments of those who play the round leather game already amounts to billions of naira.
Here our list of the top three richest footballers in Nigeria:
|John Mikel Obi|
Sources say John Mikel Obi, the Chelsea midfielder is the current highest earning Nigerian footballer. He joined Chelsea in 2006 from Norwegian club Fc Lyn Oslo on a US$25 million. He is currently on US$120,000,(N20m), per week excluding bonuses, and income from participating at the UEFA Champions League.
The 25-year-old Jos born player owns mansions in Jos, Lagos and London worth about N800m. He has shares in top companies, and he recently launched a record label, MATURED MONEY MIND (MMM). He drives a Mercedes G Wagon, Black Mercedes G 500, a Range Rover Sport and a N30Million Bentley Continental. He once said, its very difficult finding a wife. Why won’t it be with all that cash…
He’s been everywhere. The on loan UD Levante of Spain forward has played for top clubs like Inter-Milan of Italy, Newcastle united of England , Birmingham City of England, Vfl Wolfsborg of Germany , Rubin Kazan of Russia and currently Seatle Sounders in the US. Obafemi Martins is the fifth highest paid player in US Major League Soccer for the 2013 season, according to a players’ union release.
He is also the highest ever paid player for Seattle Sounders with an annual basic salary of $1.6million. The 28-year-old striker owns 2 mansions at VGC Lagos worth N500 million, a massive home in Como, Italy valued at N800 Million, and top hotels in Italy. He splashed N400million on his charity foundation not too long ago. He drives a Lamboghini worth N50m,Porsche Gemballa worth N20m, Bmw X6worth N 18M,and a Ferrarri sport car.
Yak as he is popularly called is still widely regarded as the most successful Nigerian footballer to play in England. His assets include a mansion on Manchester Road, London, a duplex in VGC, 2 massive buildings in Benin city and hotels in Auchi,Edo State. The former Boro man owns a petrol station in Benin City which is run by his brother Momo Aiyegbeni. In his garage back home in Nigeria are a fleet of cars including a Range Rover and a BMW.
Nigerian football legend Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, threw a lavish 40th birthday party for his wife of 16 years, Nkechi Okocha on Friday October 25th at Civic Centre in Lagos. Maestromedia reports that Okocha gave his wife a brand new White Mercedez Benz G-Wagon SUV as birthday present. Nkechi was said to have gone down on her knees to thank her husband for all his love and support in front of the party guests. Happy belated birthday to her!
According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, Chris Brown has just entered a rehab facility for anger management issues … presumably to deal with his temper problems and to blunt a possible prison sentence. Sources tell TMZ … Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, just dropped him off at a facility in Malibu. The move doesn’t come a day too soon.
AS WE APPROACH THE RELEASE OF AFRICA’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE YEAR BADDEST GUY EVER LIVETH #071113
My innermost and most sincere appreciation to the media community, bloggers, PRs, Tv and Radio. Truth be told, everything Olamide “the brand” and YBNL as a label has become today, we owe a lot to you.
This love note is to show our deepest appreciation to all and sundry. We cannot thank you enough, but just ask God to bless you, and more power to your elbows.
I would continue by appreciating the streets, all DJs, prints, all media houses and everyone. Thanks so much for the acceptance since inception we wouldn’t be here without you.
As we move to set another standard with the release of Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album on 7-11-13, as always we do need your immense support as we hope to make this the biggest album drop in Africa.
As we approach this massive day, I would want to crave your indulgence that all information as regards Olamide “the brand” and YBNL be cross checked with the official PR of YBNL @WaleApplause01 before being disbursed to the public as we do understand that you all work in our best interest.
Also in light of the album, I also bring to your notice that we do not intend to drop any song(s) online for several professional reasons. Please do bear with us as we have several other materials in store for you in the shortest possible time.
I want to in anticipation thank you for your understanding and support. To the general public for the patience exercised as we assure you that the wait is not in vain.
The 20 rounds knockout “Baddest Guy Ever Liveth” album promises to have more than one favourite song for every one in every class.
To everyone who got us this far, FROSH is the word.