Mikel is known not only for his Russian girlfriend, but for his successful career as well. He plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. He was formerly was in Norwegian club FC Lyn Oslo.
He earns approximately N20 million per week. It is a sum without bonuses and income from UEFA Champions League. 27-year-old star owns several mansions in UK (London), Lagos and Jos. He has some shares in top companies and even owns a personal record label. He likes to drive Mercedes G Wagon, Black Mercedes G 500, a Range Rover Sport and a N30 million Bentley Continental.