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4 Nigerian Celebrities Who Graduated With A First-Class Degree

Nigerian celebrities like Adesua Etomi and Korede Bello have dismissed the perceived perspective of seeing public figures as illiterates.

Naijatastic has compiled a list of four Nigerian celebrities with first-class honors in their academics.

There’s a widespread belief that Nigerian public figures lack educational upbringing, and some attain low grades obtained with little or no drive for academics. It is, without a doubt, confirmed that many of our celebrities have little or no educational background. It is also evident that some Nigerian celebrities are intellectuals and would have flourished in whatever field they immerse themselves in if it weren’t music. 

Rapper Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, also known as C.D.Q., would have made a great banker if not a musician. The likes of Fireboy, Tuface, Perruzi, and others who are graduates could have advanced more in their specific fields. But they followed their dreams.

4 Nigerian Celebrities with A First-class Honor from University

This article will expose you to four Nigerian celebrities with first-class honors from university. Although their degree may have little or no impact on their craft, it is worth exalting and celebrating. Below are some Nigerian celebrities with such honor:

Adesua Etomi

The first on the list is Nigerian famous actress and wife of musician Banky W. Adesua Etomi pursued her academic dreams in the U.K. at the University of Wolverhampton, where she majored in Drama, Arts, and Performance. The famous actress and T.V. host also bagged an honorary degree from the same institution.

Korede Bello

Former Mavin Superstar Korede Bello is proudly an intellectual in the entertainment industry. The Afrobeat artist is an example of someone aiming for academic excellence irrespective of their aspirations and desires. Korede Bello studied mass communication at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, after which he graduated with a first-class honor. During his tenure at NIJ, the artist was known to have won many awards for his academic prowess.


Former BBNaija contestant and media personality Ozomena Chukwu is part of the list of Nigerians with first-class in the T.V. reality industry. The former housemate is also one of the reputable contestants due to his composure and calm persona during his stay at the house. Ozo graduated with a first-class honor in Economics and Cybernetics from the University of Turiba.

Naira Marley

Last but not least, Naira Marley is one of many artists with a solid educational background. His lifestyle and perception reflect the opposite of what he has earned for himself. Naira Marley remains one of several artists who have exalted education and confirmed that academic excellence is achievable irrespective of background level, craft, goals, or lifestyle. After gaining a first-class in Business Law from Crossways College, U.K., the fast-rising star acquired a Master’s in Business Administration from Harris Academy, Peckham, UK.

While it is common for Nigerian musicians to drop out of school and focus on their craft, a sizable number of those have earned a reputable status in the academic field. This justifies that anyone can build their educational level to fit their position.

Daniel Akibor
Daniel Akibor
I'm Daniel, a student and a creative with intuition and the right approach for every query that lies in the readers' mind. I am willing to walk you through the path of the unknown.

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