Night club business is lucrative no doubt but its attendant effect on the social and moral lifestyle of a people cannot be overlooked. Nigerian footballers who ply their trade abroad have invested several millions of Naira into businesses ranging from real estate to automobile, entertainment and so on.
Therefore it is no surprise that Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, is set to open a new nightclub in the heart of Lagos in December. This makes it the second time that the soccer star will own a nightclub in the bustling city. The first one, known as Insomnia, reportedly folded up because of mismanagement.
Having learnt from the mistakes of the past, Yobo seems determined to make this one a success. For now, he is focused on completing the construction of the new club.
We also gathered that he has concluded plans to open two other clubs in Abuja and Port Harcourt sometime in 2013. And to make this possible, he has hired the services of a new team of resourceful nightclub managers. “You can be rest assured that when its operation commences, the nightclub will redefine the nightclubbing concept in Nigeria,” one of those involved in the arrangement said recently.
It would be recalled that Cameroonian striker, Samuel Eto’o Fils has a telecommunications company in his home country. Known as Set’Mobile, it is already the third largest mobile phone provider in Cameroon, having already sold over 50,000 SIM cards and being only the third telecom company operating in the nation.