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See How These 7 Nigerian Celebrities Look Before Fame

Not all celebrities were born rich. Some of our favorite celebrities hustled so hard to get to where they are today. These celebrities have inspired lots of people in Nigeria and beyond.

In this article, I will be sharing with you lovely pictures of top Nigerian Celebrities who were not raised in a rich background but have become one the prominent people in Nigeria.

Here are some of your favorite celebrities who struggled hard to become what they are today.


Patoranking is a famous Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, songwriter, and also brand ambassador. He was born on 27 May 1990 (age 31 years) in Ijegun, Lagos with the birth name "Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie." Patoranking is a native of Onicha, Ebonyi State.

Before the music star became popular, he got engaged in numerous hard jobs like working in a construction site, he sold rat poison, and did other odd jobs.

Here are pictures of him before the fame.

Omotola Jalade

Omotola Jalade is a successful Nigerian actress and model. Omotola has contributed much to the success of the Nigerian entertainment industry. The beautiful actress was not raised in a wealthy family, she lost her dad at a very tender age. Despite these challenges, she made it to the top.


Olamide is one of the famous Nigerian music stars that grew up in the streets of Lagos. He always talks about his childhood experiences during his days in the ghetto.

John Okafor

John Okafor is popularly known as Mr. Ibu, he is a successful Nigerian actor who has created a spot in the entertainment industry. Mr. Ibu is arguably one of the richest actors in Nigeria. Before he achieved all this, he was poor and could not further his education.

Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji is a renowned blogger and social media influencer. Her background story is quite inspiring, she was poor and had to work as a waitress to make ends meet. Despite her sad experiences, God found her and blessed her with riches.


Wizkid has to hustle hard by sleeping and eating in music studios before he became a renowned musician.

Benjamin Joseph

Joseph Benjamin is a popular actor in Nollywood. In an interview, he said he was a bus constructor, worked in a bakery, and sold shoes before he made it big in the movie industry.

These celebrities have inspired lots of people with their past experiences of life.

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