Before Money And Fame: See The The Jobs Your Favourite Nigerian Celebrities Were Doing
Everybody wants to be Famous, Everybody wants to Get Rich, But Before one can get to that ‘Peak’. .you must pass through a stage. .’Hardwork‘ of course excluding those that were born with a Silver Spoon.
We at Naijashine.com have organized a Comprehensive List of The Previous Jobs of 12 Popular Celebrities in Nigeria before the fame! In The List We have:Donjazzy, Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Johnson, Omotola Jalade, Patoranking, Omawumi, Yemi Alade, Chidinma, Joseph Benjamin, Banky W, Psquare, Tiwa Savage, Linda Ikeji, Waje, Timaya, M.I. Abaga,
DON JAZZY – SECURITY GUARD
The Mavin Boss whose real names are: Michael Collins Ajereh was born in Umuahia and he hails from Delta State.
He Graduated from the Federal Government College Lagos, and studied Business Management at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma.
Don Jazzy has worked as a Security Guard at McDonalds. .Yes You Heard That Right!! SECURITY GUARD
TONTO DIKEH – CLEANER
The Beautiful Talented Actress who owns a Charity Foundation was once a Cleaner! Yes, a Cleaner!! In one of her instagram post she shared years back, see what she posted:
“Hmmmm looking back and all I can say iz Lord I thank you for talent oh life waz nt easy somtimz it seemz iz d end of d world, n somtimz I even sit n askGod why me? N somtimz I used to say why waz Int born abroad cuz I used to think money fall frm tree ova der! Uni life waz so hard for me, handouts I could not afford I beg frm hand to hand jst to eat!Den wil be jeans @ alaba market if d jeanz is longer Dan me I will cut it to my size n I will say iz rugged jeans! I will ask frdz for favour b4 they help they will ask me to do somtin for dem eg clean their room, help with course work jst to hav 2000 nair gosh, I never allowed dat to pull me down play like play I finished my uni n graduate with 2nd class Engineering!Job waz hard to get mov frm place to place until 1 day I came across a poster dat says BE THE NEXT MOVIESTAR I applied and to GOD be the Glory THEY called me I waz sort listed for the realty TV show tho I dint win tho I dint win but I came out 2nd and the rest iz history so palz if I can make it in 9ja! U can also do dsame life iz full of HARD TIMEZ but never let it break u down, never give up fight for what u believe cause God haz iz special plan for u! Diz my life my story hope to read urz som day n I see greatness in daz readn diz
PATORANKING: RAT POISON SELLER, BRICKLAYER
Born Patrick Nnaemeka, the Headies Award Next Rated Artiste 2014 revealed while collecting his award that he was A Former Bricklayer and Rat Poison Seller!! Yes – You Heard That Right: RAT POISON SELLER.
LINDA IKEJI: WAITRESS, FORMER MODEL
She’s Nigeria’s Biggest Celebrity Blogger right now, with lot of cars, and has also built a house for her father.
Apparently during her struggling days, she worked as a Waitress; and Sold Beer in a hotel: In her own words she said:
“I’d leave lectures, go to a hotel and sell beer from 1 pm till 10 pm. I did this for a few months. It wasn’t easy but I had to survive”
PSQUARE – PETER: SALES BOY; PAUL: ELECTRICAL REPAIR
Peter and Paul Okoye are one of the Biggest Duo in Africa. Peter Okoye was once A Supermarket Attendant while Paul Did Some Electrical Repairs For Pay.
CHIDINMA: BUSINESS PROMOTER, CHOIR
Chidinma Ekile AKA Miss Kedike is the sixth of seven children in her household.
Before winning the MTN Project fame in the year 2010, Chidinma worked as a Business Promoter in Lagos and was also a singer in a Redeem Church in lagos. The singer is currently studying Sociology at the University of Lagos. Guess music is not her Last bus stop.
BANKY W – SALES BOY
The EME Boss was a Sales Boy before the fame. .In an interview, Banky W said:
“I worked in fast foods outlets, clothing stores and as a knife salesman, selling knives from door to door. That way, I gathered money to pay for studio recording time. I was recording with a close friend at that time.
“After making that music, we printed a thousand CDs though we didn’t have any fan. I had one battered car that broke down virtually everywhere, so, we would print black and white posters, stick them on the sides of the car, sell from the car’s trunk and drive to salons to do marketing. We would walk to the owners of the salons, greet politely, and ask them to let us entertain their customers. Sometimes, some would kick us out and sometimes some would say yes. If told yes, after singing for a minute or two, we would sell our CDs to the customers!”