Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross is one of America’s biggest actors and personalities. We know her from TV series such as Girlfriends and Black-ish.
What she did not know is that she has a ‘side hustle’ in Africa. An online ad site recently featured a photo of Tracee as a former hairdresser from Zambia called Lily Mokgobu. She now apparently makes $8600 per month without leaving her home.
This is what Tracee tweeted when she found out.
Tracee is not the only African-American celebrity with a ‘side hustle’ they just discovered or know nothing about.
Here are other celebrities who have featured in Africa’s business and cultural sphere.
Quite a number of barbershops in Africa advertise their services with the face of rapper, Ludacris. From Nairobi to Accra, from Gaborone to Addis Ababa, Ludacris has been one of the popular faces on barbershop posters.
One day Ludacris will come to Kenya to collect royalties from all the barber shops that use his picture.
— Wallace Kantai (@wgkantai) October 24, 2014
In 2016, Rihanna ran for public office…but in Uganda.
A poster featuring the musician was pasted across Uganda. She was running for the ruling party’s district woman member of parliament under the name Joan Nabukenya.
— Young Black King 👑♠ (@pyepar) October 14, 2015
Oprah’s hair has been a point of discussion for so many years. It is no surprise, therefore, that she ‘owns’ a salon in South Africa.
Since he became the first black president of the U.S, Barack Obama has become quite a household name in Africa.