- 1 Most Nigerian celebrities were not born with silver spoons in their mouth. These celebrities had to engage in menial jobs and had to go through all the suffering before they finally became famous.
- 2 Patoranking
- 3 Banky W
- 4 Mercy Johnson
- 5 John Okafor (Mr. Ibu)
- 6 Timaya
- 7 P-Square
- 8 Don Jazzy
Most Nigerian celebrities were not born with silver spoons in their mouth. These celebrities had to engage in menial jobs and had to go through all the suffering before they finally became famous.
In this article, we will be taking a look at some of these celebrities and the jobs they did before they become famous.
Patoranking was a bricklayer at some point in his life. He also sold rat poison on the streets of Lagos. Additionally, he was also a fuel pump attendant.
Banky W once worked as a sales boy during his time in the US. He was working at fast food outlets, clothing stores, and as a knife salesman who sold knives from door to door.
Delectable Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson was once living in an uncompleted building and she also once worked as a maid just to have food on her table.
John Okafor (Mr. Ibu)
Known for his comic acts, John Okafor revealed in an interview that he once sold firewood, and at a point he was a butcher and a barber.
Timaya sold plantain and at that time, he was staying with one woman because he couldn’t even afford a place of his own.
The celebrity twins didn’t get things smooth while growing up. The eldest, Peter worked as a supermarket attendant and Paul did some electrical repairs for money.
The popular music executive was invited by his uncle to London in 2000. He played the drums for his neighborhood Church and he also did various odd jobs including working at McDonalds as a security personnel.