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3 Nigerian Celebrities Who Left Their Job As Bankers To Pursue A Career In Entertainment

They are many successful individuals in the Nigerian entertainment industry today. Most of these entertainers had worked as bankers before leaving the job to pursue a career for themselves in the entertainment industry, which, I believe, is what they had a passion for.

However, in this article, I will be sharing with you some Nigerian celebrities who left their jobs as bankers to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

1. Mayorkun 

Mayorkun is a well recognized and respected singer and songwriter in the Nigerian music industry. It may be a surprise for you to know that he had once worked in a bank before pursuing a career in music. He revealed his job before music when he was asked in an interview how Davido found him and signed him into his record label.

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According to Mayorkun, after his service year, he got a job with the bank. After receiving a call from David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, he left banking work. According to him, his bank salary was poor.

2. CDQ 

Another Nigerian singer who was a banker is CDQ. CDQ's father wanted him to become a banker, so he had to study Economics in school. He graduated from Lagos State University with a B.Sc. in Economics. He then decided to try the banking profession, even though he had lost his father.

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According to CDQ; he had applied for work in several banks and had a job in one of them which lasted for just one week. He said he received a call from Mastercraft who said he knew he had a passion for music and that there is nothing in life like doing what you love. After receiving the call, he quitted the banking job to pursue a career in music. 

3. Bolanle Ninalowo 

Bolanle Ninalowo is a successful Nollywood actor. He studied Accounting at Devry University and Marketing at Keller Graduate School of Management, both in America. According to him; before he decided to pursue his passion for acting, he worked as a banker. He first worked in Bank One in America. Upon returning to Nigeria, he worked with Guaranty Trust Bank before quitting to pursue his dream career.

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