Yes, you thought right! Rema‘s admission into the University of Lagos has spurred this list of celebrities who went back to school or decided to further their education despite being famous and successful.
Oftentimes, the excuse of education being a scam has made young fans draw inspiration from their stars who probably never went to school but became successful. As Rema’s admission into unilag makes the rounds, Scooper News brings you a list of celebrities who have gone back to school despite the fame.
Davido reached a milestone moment in his professional and personal life, finally bagging a degree in music. He was not exactly an illiterate before he broke into the limelight. The DMW boss who comes from a wealthy home was sent abroad for university studies but he dropped out in order to pursue music.
This prompted his dad to sanction his return home and put him in a private university in Nigeria right after Davido had become a music sensation in the country.
Davido has a major in music from Babcock University. A fun fact to note is that OBO was the pioneering student of the music department.
In 2018, which was relatively a good year career-wise for Teni, the plum singer also achieved a feat by graduating from the Georgia State University in the US.
The singer took to social media to share a video of herself in an academic gown while singing her smash hit, Uyo Meyo. Taking to Instagram 4 years ago, Teni wrote: Had to sing to traditional Ondo song. Iyo meyo leun o San o kan mi o e. Because I’m happy for others, I too shall celebrate.
Watch the video below:
Kanayo O. Kanayo
The infamous Nollywood ritualist, Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, fondly known as Kanayo O. Kanayo shocked fans after bagging a law degree from the University of Abuja.
Actor, film producer, and proprietor of a school of art in Ibadan, Femi was born to an actor father, Otunba Adebayo Salami so for him, acting runs in his vein. But Femi did not rise to the peak of his acting career until in the 2000s.
Even though Femi studied law at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, and later got a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Theatre Art, he had started acting before he went to the university.
After graduation, Femi practiced law for some years specializing in estate and property law before acting got a better part of him.
Femi is a toast of movie producers in the Yoruba movie genre.
Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD)
Veteran Nollywood actor popularly referred to as RMD had his first degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Benin.
After making an indelible impact in the make-believe industry as an actor, RMD went back to the University of Lagos in 1997 to earn a degree in Law to fulfill his mother’s lifelong wish for her son to be a Lawyer.
He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar.
For her first it was Mass Communication, a course she abandoned after obtaining an Ordinary National Diploma in it from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnics, Ogun state.
She later went to the University of Lagos to study Law but before she was done in the university, entertainment has eaten deep into her.
Her first appearance on television drama was in ‘You Need to Know’ as a teenager. After graduation, Funke Akindele never tried going to Law School as she knew what she wanted to be before graduation.