Did you know that all these celebs dropped out of University?

1. Genevieve Nnaji


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

Apart from acting, Genevieve owns a fashion line St.Genevieve, launched in May 2008.

2. 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 11years 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.

According to records, Wizkid’s achievements in the music industry includes: a BET Award, a MOBO Award, three The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, four Nigeria Entertainment Awards, a Ghana Music Award, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award. In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards. He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.

3. 9ice9ice

9ice (born Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola,on 17 January 1980) is a popular indigenous singer

9ice who is now a politician attended Abule Okuta Primary School and CMS Grammar School, and dropped out from his Law course at the Lagos State University to concentrate on music.

On his achievements so far, 9ice won the Revelation of the Year award and the Best Male Vocal Performer at the 2008 edition of the Hip Hop World Awards held in Nigeria. A month later at the first SoundCity Music Video Awards, 9ice was nominated in the category of Best New Artiste. 9ice’s biggest single is titled “Gongo Aso”. He is the founder of Alapomeji Records.

4. Mercy Johnson


Mercy Johnson (born in Lagos on 28 August 1984) is a popular Nollywood star. She is one of the highest paid actresses in Nollywood. Mercy Johnson Okojie revealed that she got into the Nigerian movie industry because she failed the university entrance exams (JAMB) several times.

5. D’banj


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

Dbanj is one of the leading musicians in Africa.

He reportedly dropped out of school when he was in 300Level (Mechanical Engineering).

Records has it that he has won several music awards, including the awards for Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, Artist 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.

6. Don Jazzy


Michael Collins Ajere popularly known as Don Jazzy is one of the famous Nigerians who did not need education to achieve success. The prolific music producer and C.E.O of Mavin Records dropped out of Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma in his first 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

2Face told Views Channel in an interview about how an incident where he was robbed devastated and led to his decision to leave school to face music.

“I got robbed sometime in school. All my audio cassettes that I recorded they took them. I was sad for like a year plus. I dropped out and I am like look I am not continuing this thing I am going to follow music.

“I actually confessed to my parents. I told them the truth that I am not going back to school. I am going to Lagos, Festac town. All this waka wey I dey talk so, na molue… staff, sometimes na fight we go fight. Them go pursue us from bus” he said.


2face Idibia and others looks nothing like before … See thier transformations!

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Kate And Rita Nzelu

Nigerian celebrities weren’t always the suave and stylish individuals you see. These people have got an amazing make over that we may often find ourselves trying to find out their secrets.

And while some changes aren’t really that drastic, other celebrity transformations can be so dramatic as to make the stars almost unrecognizable.

Here’s our list of the top 10 most shocking celebrity transformations over the years:

1. Funke Akindele and 2. Uche Jombo

My oh my! This two have really transformed over the years. Uche Jombo now looks fatter and finer, meanwhile, Funke Akindele won’t be caught dead in those braids again.


Funke Akindele, Uche Jombo & Georginia Onuoha feature in this photo

Look at them now:


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3. Ice Prince Zamani

Whoever Ice Prince stylist was back then deserves…… This was Ice back when things weren’t really rosy.


See Ice Prince now, after the money and endorsements.

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4. Kate Henshaw

Kate Henshaw who has been in the movie industry for a long time now has transformed over the years into a lovely lady. The actress used to look like this:


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Kate now:


5. Tonto Dikeh

It was bad, it was really bad.

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6. Eniola Badmus

Eniola Badmus wasn’t always like this. Infact! She used to be on the slim side before fame.

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See her now:

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7. Olamide

Before the flashy rides and the private jets, Olamide was just an unknown Bariga boy with almost no swag.

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Look at him now:

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8. 2face Idibia

2baba wasn’t always the fresh bald man that he appears to be now.

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9. Ini Edo

Although, Ini Edo is a sight to behold now, but before the fame, glitz and glamour, this is what she used to look like:

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Ini now:


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10. Segun Arinze

Before he became a household name, Mr ‘Ojuyobo’ used to look like this:


Segun now:

Segun Arinze