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Top 5 richest Nigerian footballers and their worth – Number 1 will shock you!


Although retired, Kanu popularly known as “Papilo” has made a lot of money in football, after playing for top clubs like Ajax FC, Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Brom, and Pompey Portsmouth.  At the last check, King Kanu earned as much as £30,000 weekly at Championship side, Pompey before the club had financial problems. The ex-Nigeria skipper owns a mansion in Opebi area of Lagos State which is  valued at about N150 million.

However, one could say his biggest asset is the Hardley Apartments located in Victoria Island. It is one of the biggest hotels in Victoria Island and industry sources say the hotel rakes in a profit of over N2 million daily. The hotel and night club cost the former African footballer of the year about N600 million to establish about five years ago.

Kanu is also said to own a photo-shop on Allen Avenue in Lagos state and three other mansions in Park View, Ikoyi. The one time African footballer of the year has also invested in a bottle water company and the Kanu Heart Foundation, a charity organisation where he gives back to the society. His estimated asset and cash according to an online magazine is in billions.



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  1. james says

    Do u know y dis blog will never make it like stella dimiko r linda ikeji?cos u don't listen,how many people have d time to always nxt ur page,instead of u guys to put everything on 1 page u decide to waste some one time and mb.u wil never make it,no matter how ur advertise it r post it on different channels on bbm

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