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7 Celebrities You Never Knew Dropout Of School


7 Celebrities Who Dropped Out Of School


Below is a list of successful celebrities that have shown to the world that they can make it without a university degree.
You have followed them, enjoyed their arts and aspire to be like them. They didn’t take the route taken by their peers. Read their pasts and be motivated.


1. GENEVIEVE NNAJI


Genevieve Nnaji (born 3 May, 1979) is a popular name in the Nollywood industry. She is one of the most successful actresses in Nigeria. Despite being a very intelligent and successful woman, she did not acquire a university degree, even after saying she would go back to school for several years. Apart from acting, Genevieve owns a fashion line, St.Genevieve, launched in May, 2008.


2. OLAMIDE ADEDEJI


(Born 15 March 1989), Bariga , Lagos State , Nigeria.


known professionally as Olamide (but popularly called Olamide Baddo or BaddoSneh ) is a Popular Nigerian rapper, hip- hop artiste, The YBNL boss, was a student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Olamide stated that contrary to speculations.

In his words,

” I came from a poor background, I did not drop out of school because of poor academic performance but i dropped out of school because my parents could not afford to pay for my fees. But i was able to make it in life by discovering and refining my talent that has now become a gold mine everyone seek for.”

He also identified discipline, commitment and being focused as catalyst for achievements in life. He disclosed this in his comment as a motivational speaker at the second edition of a Summer Camp organised by Ogun State Government for Secondary school students in the state .

He was signed to ID Cabasa’s Coded Tunes record label and was managed by Toni Payne. In 2012, he left Coded Tunes and started his own record label YBNL Nation. His follow-up album, was released under his label imprint YBNL Nation. The album was supported by the singles “First of All”, “Voice of the Street”, “Stupid Love”, and “Ilefo Illuminati”.

On 7 November 2013, he released his third studio album Baddest Guy Ever Liveth. The album’s singles include ” Durosoke ” and “Yemi My Lover”.

Olamide became the first Nigerian to sign an endorsement deal with Cîroc. Has been nominated for several headies, won Nigerian entertainment awards, city people awards, channel O awards, nominated for MTV Africa Music Awards, world music awards.


3. 9ICE



9ice, born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Akande (born 17 January 1980) is a Nigerian musician. Born into a polygamous home of five wives and nine children, in Ogbomosho, Oyo State in Western Nigeria. He grew up in Bariga suburbs of Lagos. 9ice had also dreamed of being a musician, which led him to drop out of the Lagos State University whilst studying Law. 9ice began singing at the age of 14. His parents discovered his singing talent, a decided to allow him become a musician.


4. D’BANJ


Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (popularly known as D’banj, born 9 June, 1980) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, harmonica player and businessman.

D’banj is one of the leading musicians in Africa. He reportedly dropped out of school when he was in Level 300 (Mechanical Engineering).

Record has it that he has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artiste of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, Best International Act: Africa at the 2011 BET Awards, and Best-Selling African Artist at the 2014 World Music Awards, Evolution award at the 2015 MTV Africa Music awards.


5. WIZKID


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), well known as Wizkid is a popular song writer and singer.According to reports, he started singing at 11 years as Lil Prinz. However, he started his music career fully with Banky W’s music group, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009.Wizkid dropped out of Lead City University in his second year because of his music career, hoping to continue later.


6. MICHAEL COLLINS AJERE


Michael Collins Ajere, better known as Don Jazzy , is a Nigerian record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the now defunct record label


Mo’ Hits Records in 2004. Don Jazzy set up Mavin Records on May 8, 2012.

He was raised in Ajegunle , Lagos where He was educated at the co-educational high school, Federal Government College Lagos. Ajere took his passion for music early at age 12, began to play the bass guitar.

The award winning music producer and CEO Marvin’s record enrolled in business management studies at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma , Edo state . Where he later dropped out in his first year for musical career.

In 2000, Ajere visited London. His uncle had invited him to play the drums for the local church.

In London, Ajereh gained employment at McDonald’s as a security guard. Has won the Nigerian Music Awards 2016 producer of the year.


7. 2FACE IDIBIA


Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2face, attended Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School in Makurdi, Benue State. He enrolled at Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu (IMT), where he did his preliminary National Diploma course in Business Administration and Management. While attending IMT, he performed at school organised shows and parties. He eventually dropped out to pursue his music career.

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