Below is a list of successful celebrities that have shown to the world that they can make it without a university degree. According to reports, some were at the university but had to drop out due to certain reasons.
1. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji (born 3 May 1979) is a popular name in the Nollywood industry. She is one of the most successful actress in Nigeria. Despite being a very intelligent and successful woman, she did not acquire a university degree, even after saying would go back to school for several years.
Apart from acting, Genevieve owns a fashion line St.Genevieve, launched in May 2008.
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Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), well known as Wizkid is a popular song writer and singer.
According to reports, he started singing at 11years as Lil Prinz. However, he started his music career fully with Banky W’s music group, Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) in 2009.
Wizkid dropped out of Lead City University in his second year because of his music career, hoping to continue later.
According to records, Wizkid’s achievements in the music industry includes: a BET Award, a MOBO Award, three The Headies Awards, two Channel O Music Video Awards, four Nigeria Entertainment Awards, a Ghana Music Award, two Dynamix All Youth Awards, two City People Entertainment Awards, and a Future Award.
In addition, he has been nominated three times at the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as four times at the World Music Awards. He was ranked 5th on Forbes and Channel O’s 2013 list of the Top 10 Richest/Bankable African Artists.