Mp3bullet.ng Nigerian artists who returned to school after becoming famous.
Mp3bullet.ng highlights the Nigerian artists who took the bold step of going back to school despite achieving fame.
Many people in Nigeria feel that a degree from a university transcends everything, regardless of how much money one has.
Some Nigerian artists have also demonstrated that education is essential for success in any endeavour since they have opted to further their education despite their fame.
It’s no surprise why some of your favourite artists who have tasted fame and fortune in their careers have returned to the four walls of the university.
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Mp3bullet.ng takes a look at five popular artists who returned to school after becoming famous.
Davido hit a watershed moment in his professional and personal life when he eventually earned a degree in music. Before he rose to prominence, he wasn’t exactly illiterate.
The DMW boss, who comes from an affluent family, was sent abroad to study at a university, but he dropped out to pursue music instead.
This caused his father to sanction his son’s return home and enrol him in a private university in Nigeria, just after Davido became a music star in the country.
Davido graduated from Babcock University with a degree in music. It’s worth noting that OBO was the first student in the music department.
Florence Otedola, better known as DJ Cuppy, graduated from Kings College in London with a degree in Business and Economics before entering the entertainment sector.
The continuous ascent to prominence of the billionaire heiress to the Otedola family did not dissuade her, as she returned to the prestigious New York University in 2015 to earn a Master’s degree in Music Business.
Just when we thought the popular DJ would enjoy the euphoria of her celebrity status, she went back to school. Cuppy was accepted to the famous University of Oxford for a Master’s degree in African Studies in 2021.
The sudden ascent to stardom of Divine Ikubor, commonly known as Rema, as a teenager raised a lot of questions.
Everyone was curious as to how and where the adolescent acquired so much talent. His educational background was never actually discussed openly.
Surprisingly, the musician stated in 2022 that he will continue his study. According to him, he was accepted into the University of Lagos to study Creative Arts.
He went on to say that his mother’s pressure prompted him to return to school.
The well-known musician set aside his stardom to return to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in Lagos to further his degree.
The “Melanin Popping” frontline is now a proud graduate of NIJ, Lagos, with a distinction in Higher Diploma.
He was one of the top six students to receive a distinction in Higher Diploma in 2015.
In addition, the Monotechnic recognized him as the best student in “Editorial Writing.”
The popular musician, who is married to sultry actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington, is known for his polished writing and wonderful songs.
The sensational singer added screenwriting to his already impressive list of skills when he enrolled in the New York Film Academy in June 2017.
He’s already finished his second workshop and has been wowing people with his acting skills.
The singer has also acted in popular movies like “Wedding Party”, “Sugar Rush”, “Up North.”
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In 2018, which was relatively a good year career-wise for Teni, the talented singer added another achievement to her bag by graduating from the Georgia State University in the US.
The singer resorted to social media to upload a video of herself freestyling which eventually become her famous single, Uyo Meyo, while dressed in an academic gown.
Taking to Instagram 4 years ago, Teni wrote:
“Had to sing to traditional Ondo song. Iyo meyo leun o San o kan mi o e. Because I’m happy for others, I too shall celebrate.”