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5 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Gone From Grass To Grace

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5 Nigerian Celebrities Who Have Gone From Grass To Grace

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Everyone has a unique perspective to share. Every day, we meet people from many walks of life, including lawyers, teachers, gatekeepers, bankers, bus drivers, and others.

Check out these amazing stories of how certain Nigerian superstars rose from the gutters to dine with presidents, kings, and princes of our time.


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He might be Nigeria’s best reggae/dancehall artist right now. Patoranking has demonstrated his versatility as well as the fruits of his labor. He’s been the face and ambassador for a lot of well-known businesses and organizations, and he’s now back on The Voice Nigeria as a judge. You wish your life was like his now that you see all the glitz and glamour around him and coming from him. But, before you get too enthusiastic about the splendor you see, have a look at his HISTORY.

He worked as a bricklayer before becoming renowned. If you’re not sure what that implies, it means that he not only laid bricks but also carried “kponkpon.” Kponkpon is a sand-moving pan used to carry sand from one location in a building or construction site to another.

He sold rat poison (perhaps “ota piapia”) on the street to supplement his income and support his family (he was the only child) and singing career. Nobody is fit to make me!


Joseph Benjamin is a well-known figure in the entertainment world. He’s a major figure in Hollywood and a natural at hosting events and giving speeches. As the phrase goes, appearances can be misleading. His appearance conceals some of the difficulties and harsh realities he encountered while working on his dream a few years ago.

“I’ve worked as a bus driver, a security guard, a waitress, in a bakery, selling shoes at Balogun, in IT, and then as an actor,” he says.

All of this should teach us to be kind to everyone we encounter, regardless of their circumstances, since you never know who will be the future President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Respect not only people but also things.

3.Linda Ikeji

In Nigeria, “Miss Independence” is the most popular song… Many people are impressed by Neyo’s evident brilliance, her determination, and her commercial acumen. Aside from possessing a beautiful face and a body that resembles a Coca-Cola bottle, the entrepreneur and blogger extraordinaire is also extremely intelligent. But, like everyone else, she has a story… have a look.

Linda has demonstrated that it takes a strong woman to overcome the various hurdles that life throws at us every day, from being forced to take English at the University of Lagos when she didn’t want to, to battling as a writer, modeling, and finally selling beer as a server in hotels. She explained, “I’d leave class, go to a hotel, and serve beer from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.” I did this for a few months. It wasn’t easy, but I had no choice but to persevere. Now things are different… HAPPY HUSTLING TO EVERYONE!

4.Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde:

Omotola is certainly more than just one of Nigeria’s most talented actresses. In the entertainment industry, she is now a living legend. Omotola has made her mark not only in Nigeria, but also in the thoughts of people all over the world, since the beginning of her acting career. Times Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2003. Some country leaders never make it this far.

Omotola, on the other hand, has a backstory. She has gone through the fiery furnace of life and emerged fine and polished, exactly like gold. What happened to her is as follows:

She, her mother, and her two siblings were forced to beg on the streets after the family’s primary source of money was lost.

They would sit on the sidewalks of wealthy Nigerians in the hopes of making enough money to get by, but they were frequently disappointed. She was on the verge of becoming a prostitute, but her perseverance and good fortune saved her.

5.John Okafor(Mr IBU)

Mr. Ibu is a nickname for John Okafor, who performed the title role in the 2004 film Mr. Ibu. He is one of Nigeria’s most talented comedians. His comedic and silly acting is characterized by bumbling, comic bumbling, and a stark dissociation from reality. He used to sell firewood, butcher, and do hair, in case you didn’t know.

“When my father died, the wind tore down our house, and we were forced to relocate to our own village.” There were eight of us in total, five guys and three women. We were assigned to a room in our mother’s house, where we all slept like inmates. “One leg here, the other leg there,” he says.

His narrative was especially remarkable because his family was the poorest in Enugu State, where he grew up. It was really difficult for him to survive… The rest, as they say nowadays, is history!

Finally, if you’re still whining and complaining about your current condition, get up, make a dream, and work hard on it as if your life depended on it, because it does.

So many people depart this watery ball we call earth, and their next-door neighbors have no idea that someone has just left since their awareness and contribution are so low. Please make the decision right now to rewrite your life’s tale.

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