It is assumed by many that Nigerian celebrities are not educated, and that some have not even seen the four-wall of a tertiary institution. Well, it’s true in some cases but not in all cases.
However, it will be of interest to note that some Nigerian celebrities have gone as far as obtaining a post graduate certificate in their field and more.
This article takes a look at 10 Nigerian Celebrities who valued University Education and are well vested academically.
Tiwatope Savage also known as Tiwa Savage was born on the 5th day of February, 1980 in Isale Eko. She relocated with her family members to London at an early age of 11. She is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress.
The songstress attended the University Of Kent UK, she obtained a degree in Business Administration. She is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
James Ikechukwu Esomugha, popularly known as Jim Iyke, was born on the 25th day of September 1976 in Gabon. He is a Nigerian actor and one of the stars of the movie industry.
He studied Banking and Finance at the University Of Jos, Plateau State. He is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Omawumi Megbele was born on the 13th of April, 1982. known by her stage name Omawumi. She is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity. She is a brand ambassador for Globacom, Konga.com, and Malta Guinness.
The Megbele singer is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State. She obtained a Law Degree and is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Ayodeji Richard Makun, also known by his stage name A.Y, was born on the 19th day of August, 1971 in Ifon, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. He is a Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and director.
The ever-enterprising comedian A.Y graduated from Delta State University, Abraka where he studied Theatre Arts.
This screen diva, was born on the 23rd day of April, 1982 in Eket in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Ini Edo is a Nigerian actress. She began her film career in year 2000, and has featured in more than 100 movies. In 2014, she was appointed by the United Nations as a United Nations Habitat Youth Envoy.
The sexy Nollywood star is an alumnus of the University of Calabar where she studied Theatre Arts. She is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Olubankole Wellington was born on the 27th of March, 1981. He is popularly known by his stage name Banky W. He is a Nigerian singer, and rapper. The US-born R and B artiste earned a degree in Engineering at Rensselaer University in New York, where he was on a scholarship.
Kate Henshaw, also known as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, was born on the 19th day of July, 1971 in Henshaw Town in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State of Nigeria. She is a Nigerian actress, model, producer and director.
The 43 year old star actress studied Medical Microbiology at the University Of Calabar. She is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Stephanie Okereke Linus
Stephanie Okereke Linus was born on the 2nd day of October, 1982 in Imo State of Nigeria. She is a Nigerian actress, film director and model. She has received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress,
The Imo state born actress, studied English and Literary studies at the University of Calabar. She is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Bovi Ugboma was born on the 25th of September, 1979 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. He attended University of Benin staff school for his primary education. After completing his secondary education, he gained admission in 1998 to Delta State University where he studied Theatre Arts. He is among the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde also known as Jenifa was born on the 24th day of August 1977. She is a Nigerian actress and producer.
She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2009. The screen diva has a Law Degree from the University Of Lagos and is one of the most educated celebrities in Nigeria.
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