For most, all that matters is money and fame but for these six rich celebrities, money is not all, education is also needed.
We introduce to you the six Nigerian celebrities who went back to school despite their fame and money.
This list was partly compiled by Pulse.ng and is not exhaustive. Feel free to add your favorite celebrity to the list using the comment box below.
Now the list.
No1 on the list is David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer.
The DMW boss, who has been active in the music industry for over 12 years, had dropped out of Oakwood University, Alabama in the United States of America.
Davido however, returned to Babcock University to bag a degree in music and graduated in 2015. He attempted to take part in the mandatory National Youths Service Corps programme, but that dream was cut short controversially.
Nigerian rapper and singer, Divine Ikubor, known professionally as Rema, announced a few days ago that he will be going back to the University of Lagos, UNILAG to further his education.
According to the 21-year-old young millionaire, he got admission into the department of creative arts.
Though he added that his mum was the push behind his return to school.
- DJ Cuppy
Billionaire daughter and a DJ, Florence Otedola popularly known as DJ Cuppy, despite her steady rise to stardom, went back to the prestigious New York University in 2015, where she bagged a Master’s degree in Music Business.
Just when we thought the popular DJ was going to basking in the euphoria of her fame, she returned to school.
In 2021, Cuppy gained admission to the prestigious University of Oxford to pursue a Master’s degree in African Studies.
- Kanayo O Kanayo
59-year-old Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, popularly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo, who made his first movie appearance in 1992’s Living in Bondage, surprised many by announcing that he went back to school in 2019.
On Tuesday 15th September 2020, Kanayo announced that he was among the 1,785 candidates who were called to bar.
- Dino Melaye
Popular former House of Representative member, Senator Dino Melaye who is known for his luxurious lifestyle went back to school despite his fame.
According to reports, Dino graduated with Second Class Honors from the Department of Law, Baze University, located in Abuja.
- Odunlade Adekola
And the last on our list is your favorite Nigerian actor, Odunlade Adekola, who has been in Nollywood for over a decade.
Popular known for his as one of the kings of memes, in movies, live even critics laughing out loud.
In 2018, the frisky actor graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.
- Muyideen Oladapo
Muyideen Oladapo Popular Yoruba actor, Muyideen Oladapo better known as Lala attained his second degree from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in January 2022. He penned a passionate about his desire to always achieve greater heights in education despite his fame.
- Helen Paul
Helen Paul Actress and comedian, Helen Paul in 2020 was reported studying to become a professor after she has bagged her doctorate degree.
A source close to the entertainer confirming the news had this to say: “Yes, Helen Paul has been shuttling between Nigerian and the US for some months now. While studying to become a Professor, she is also working as a lecturer in one of the institutions in the US. She is really an inspiration to this generation because combining these academic feats with her comedy career in Nigeria is no child’s play.”
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