There are a lot of famous Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of college due to one reason or the other. They are known worldwide but very few people knew they didn’t obtain college certificates before attaining fame
The Nigerian beauty queen who is rated for her beauty and enormous contributions to the growth of NollyWood was born in Nigeria on 3 July 1979. She began acting at the age of 8 and could financially sustain herself. Having her daughter at a teenage age wasn’t the reason for her to drop from school because she was already gaining a financial stand. Genevieve dropped out of the university later on to pursue her acting career and to make a better future for herself especially since the Nigerian movie industry was booming at the time. She later went back to school where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid was born on 16 July 1990. He is a popular singer and song writer who began his career at the age of 11. He was a student in the university of Lagos but he is one of the most famous Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of college to pursue his music career. Fame is thus the reason why Wizkid couldn’t obtain a degree in school.
3) Mercy Johnson
Mercy Johnsom is not only known as a beautiful Nigerian actress but also as one of the highest paid. She is one of the few who are happily married with kids and keeping a healthy marriage. Mercy dropped out of school after failing the university entrance examination . This is one of the reasons that pushed her into acting and thanks to that she is a successful actress today.
The CEO of Mavin Records dropped out of Ambrose Ali university shortly after his enrollment . His ambition of being an entrepreneur and musician pushed him to abandon education in favor of fame . He is known as a rich man today despite the fact that he is one of the known Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of school.
5) 2 Face Idibia
Innocent Ujah Idibia popularly known as 2 Face Idibia went to the Institute of management and technology where he studied business management. He used to be an organiser of events, parties and shows in school. This helped brought out his singing talent and paved his way to fame, giving him reasons to abandon the idea of obtaining an HND. He is a successful Nigerian celebrity today even though he dropped out of school.