With the recent gaffes by most famous celebrities in Nigeria now, a lot of people are beginning to think perhaps, most of this a-listers are actually drop outs or were not in the least privileged to see the four walls of a school.
Yes, there are a few artistes who educational qualifications might come as a shock you, while some just exudes that learned vibe upon setting your eyes on them.
Here are 5 young Nigerian artistes who are Master’s Degree holders.
1. Saeon: Am sure not many people are aware that the De Be crooner, is a Master’s degree holder. Saeon, who came unto the music scene back in 2008 is not just a Bachelor’s degree holder but has a Master’s degree as well. Moruda, as she is fondly called bagged her first degree in International Studies & History from Babcock University before proceeding to the UK to obtain a master’s degree in International Relations from Warwick University. Her music De Be, which was released several months ago, remains a favourite amongst good music lovers. This talented artiste has proved she’s got both beauty and brains.
2. LA.X: Born Damilola Abdulrazak Afolabi, is a signee under Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment Record label. The young and talented singer, bagged a Masters degree in Innovation Management from the University of Manchester. L.A.X, who has been privileged to work with top acts in the Nigerian music scene, is one of the few good artsite the nation can boast of.
3. Eniola Badmus: Nollywood actress, Eniola, became popular in her role as ‘Gbogbo bigz girls’ in yoruba movie, Jenifa. The plus size talented actress,is one of the few celebrities in Nigeria who is a Master’s degree holder. Eniola, who made her acting debut back in 1997, bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Ibadan before proceeding to Lagos State University, LASU, to complete her Masters Degree in Economics. Since hitting the limelight, Eniola, remains atop her game.
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4. Helen Paul: She sounds like a kid and jokes for a living, but education for this mom, wife, comedienne, actress, singer and business woman is no joke. Helen bagged her first degree in Theatres Arts from the University of Lagos before proceeding to study for her Masters in Creative arts from the same university.
5. Timi Dakolo: This vocal royalty isn’t only highly talented but also brilliant. Timi, who made his way into the music scene by competing in the Nigerian Idols reality TV show, which he eventually won, recently bagged a Masters Degree in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, USA. He presently stars as a judge on ‘The Voice Nigeria’, a musical reality TV show.
Written by: Tope Delano