Here is a Comprehensive List of The Previous Jobs of Popular Celebrities in Nigeria before the fame!
Peter and Paul Okoye are one of the Biggest Duo in Africa. Peter Okoye was once A Supermarket Attendant while Paul Did Some Electrical Repairs For
Born Patrick Nnaemeka, the Headies Award Next Rated Artiste 2014 revealed while collecting his award
that he was A Former Bricklayer and Rat Poison Seller!!
Yes – You Heard That Right: RAT POISON SELLER.
Tonto Dike AKA Tontolet
The Beautiful Talented Actress who owns a Charity Foundation was once a Cleaner! Yes, a Cleaner!!
Apparently the biggest in the Music Industry today. Supreme Mavin Dynasty boss, DonJazzy whose real names are: Michael Collins Ajereh was born in Umuahia and he hails from Delta State.
He Graduated from the Federal Government College Lagos, and studied Business Management at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma.
Don Jazzy has worked as a Security Guard at McDonalds. .Yes You Heard That Right!! SECURITY GUARD
LINDA IKEJI: WAITRESS, FORMER MODEL
She’s Nigeria’s Biggest Celebrity Blogger right now, with lots of cars, and has also built a house for her
Apparently during her struggling days, she worked as a Waitress; and Sold Beer in a hotel:
Chidinma Ekile AKA Miss Kedike
Chidinma Ekile AKA Miss Kedike is the sixth of seven children in her household.
Before winning the MTN Project fame in the year 2010, Chidinma worked as a Business Promoter in Lagos and was also a singer in a Redeem Church in lagos.
The singer is currently studying Sociology at the University of Lagos. Guess music is not her Last bus stop.
BANKY W – SALES BOY
The EME Boss was a Sales Boy before the fame. .In an interview, Banky W said:
“I worked in fast foods outlets, clothing stores and as a knife salesman, selling knives from door to
door. That way, I gathered money to pay for studio recording time. I was recording with a close friend at that time.
JOSEPH BENJAMIN – SECURITY GUARD, WAITER, BAKERY WORKER
The Actor, Model and Voice Over Artiste who’s well known for co-hosting the MTN Project Fame was once a Bus Conductor, A Security Guard, A Waiter, A Bakery Worker and A Shoe Seller.
Yes, You Read That Right!!
TIWA SAVAGE – BANKER
Tiwatope Savage Balogun is MAVIN’s first lady who was born in Lagos.
She relocated with her family to the UK where she studied Business Administration at the University of
Tiwa Savage worked as a banker at the Royal Bank of Scotland. There you have it! Tiwa was a banker!
MERCY JOHNSON – HOUSEMAID
Mercy Johnson is currently the most sought after Nigerian actress, earning about N1.8M per script. The Beautiful Actress worked as A HOUSEMAID to Survive!!
OMOTOLA JALADE – MODEL
The Beautiful Nollywood Actress was a MODEL!!
Omotola’s original career ambition was to work in Business Management and while awaiting her results from University, she began modelling to earn a living.
WAJE – CHOIR
Acronym for WAJE (Words aren’t just enough) Born Aituaje Iruobe in Akure, hails from Ondo state and attended the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka where she received a
degree in Social Work.
WAJE worked as a singer at every open opportunity she found: Fellowships, concerts and what have you…
We guess she has really been in touch with the music right from time.
Whose full names are Yemi Eberechi Alade is a graduate of the University of Lagos with a degree in Geography.
Her father (a Yoruba man, James Alade) is a former commissioner for police who married and igbo woman
(Helen Uzoma) and has a family of 7 of which Yemi is the 5th.
Yemi Alade won the Peak Talent Show which was were the genesis of her music career began
OMAWUMI – LAWYER
Omawunmi Megbele is one of Nigeria’s popular female artistes. She is a brand ambassador for GLOBACOM, Konga and Malta Guiness.
Omawumi, who was the runner up on West African Idols in 2007, graduated from the Ambrose Alli University with a law degree.
She moved to Port Harcourt and worked with her family’s Law firm, “O.S Megbele and Associates”. Yup!
Omawumi was a Lawyer!
TIMAYA – PLANTAIN SELLER
Remember Timaya Song? – “Plantain Seller”? .Yes, That’s it The Egberipapa 1 of Bayelsa was a Plantain Seller. .in an interview, Timaya recounts his horrible experience with a lady who took him in after his landlord sent him packing.
M.I ABAGA – FAILED COMEDIAN
Yes, You Read That Right, M.I. Abaga made an attempt in Comedy, but left Comedy for Music when nobody laughed at his jokes.
Right Now, M.I. is one of Nigeria’s Biggest Rapper Alive!