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Popular Nigerian Celebrities Who Suffered Before The Fame

Popular Nigerian Celebrities Who Suffered Before The Fame

Popular Nigerian Celebrities Who Suffered Before The Fame

Popular Nigerian Celebrities Who Suffered Before The Fame

It has never been easy making it in the music industry as it seems from the beginning of music in Nigeria. Some people likened it as a jungle out there, people go through thick and thin to become successful. The musicians voices may be wonderful and explicable fabulous; but it takes commitment and struggle to get to the public hearing. To most of our Nigerian musicians it was a journey from grass to grace. They went through the sweet road of thorns before entering fame and popularity. Most of these stories are unbelievable because of the transformation that went on in their lives.

1. P-Square

P-Square

P-Square

The music duo, Peter and Paul Okoye popular called P-Square are well known  musicians with numerous record labels under the square label. But, what we didn’t know is that they endured through poverty. Their mother used to sell pap while their father was trying to set up his bakery. After school, Peter and Paul would go to the bakery to see how we could help out. Peter and Paul would spend less than N100 a day on feeding. To survive, Peter once worked as a supermarket attendant and Paul did some electrical repair for money. After their graduation in school, they assured their parents that their music was going to change lives as they planned to move to Lagos. They began to sell the little things they had and taken about 100,000 Naira or so from their father. And this was how they started their journey to stardom.

2. Timaya

Timaya has been nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards

Timaya

Inetimi Alfred Odon, also known as Timaya, is one of the successful musicians in Nigeria. However his road to stardom was very rough and depressing. He started off living with a woman older than him while he was singing and hustling in different studios.

Timaya had run out of his father’s house when he was 14 years, was the last child out of 15 children, and his father wanted him to be a banker. He continued hustling and producing various music albums until DEM MAMA made a hit and he made it to stardom.

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3. Don jazzy

Don Jazzy

Don Jazzy

Micheal Collins Ajereh, also known as Don Jazzy, is a Nigerian Multi award-winning record producer, singer-songwriter, mu­sician, former CEO of Nigerian record label Mo’ Hits Records, and current CEO of the Mavin Records label. What many of us didn’t know is that he was once a security guard.

Michael Collins Ajereh was raised in Ajegunle city in Lagos. He graduated from Federal Government College, Lagos. Don Jazzy always had passion for music right from his childhood. He also developed a passion for the bass guitar at the age of 12. He later moved to London in the United Kingdom in 2000 after his Uncle invited him to play the drums for the neighborhood Church.

Don jazzy had to work in various places to survive. He worked at McDonalds and also as a security guard. Don Jazzy eventually furthered his knowledge in music and he would spend several hours practicing, recording and performing different types of music with his band. Now Don jazzy is a Don in the music industry.

4. Banky W

Banky W

Banky W

Oluwabankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, is a super star and producer in the music industry today. However, he had a humble beginning. In order to raise money to survive, Banky had to take up to three jobs while also in the university. In his words:

“I worked in fast foods outlets, clothing stores and as a knife salesman, selling knives from door to door. That way, I gathered money to pay for studio recording time. I was recording with a close friend at that time”.

After making several CD’s, he would make different posters and stickers everywhere in order to gain popularity. He even went as far as going to salons to try to entertain customers where he was repeatedly kicked out. At certain periods in his life, he had no food to eat so he would attend church services just to get free food. Banky W is now a wealthy musician swimming in fame.

5. Olamide

Olamide

Olamide

Olamide Adedeji also known as Badoo Sneh, was born on the 15th of March 1989. His journey to stardom was a very pathetic one; it took endurance, perseverance and hard work before he became successful. For several years Olamide roamed the streets of Bariga. He hustled on those streets until luck met with him when ID Cabasa met him and believed he could be successful. But, it however didn’t end there. Olamide became more hardworking and waited for so many years before his single was promoted. He was finally signed to ID Cabassa’s Coded Tunez Label where he released his debut album Rapsodi in 2011, yielding several singles, with “Eni Duro” as the lead single. He eventually left ID Cabasa’s label by early 2012 and started his own record label.

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NIGERIA NEWS has compiled a list of the major entertainment news rocking Nigeria today – May 30, 2019.

‘STEW’ reloaded as Wizkid hits Tiwa Savage backside in Public

The rumors about Tiwa Savage and Wizkid Viral relationship has taken another turn.

The CEO of Starboy Records was spotted in a new video today apparently hitting Tiwa Savage’s Backside. In the brief instagram clip, Ayodeji ‘Wizkid’ Balogun smacked Tiwa’s Backside after holding her hand up.

Organizers of BBNaija’s ‘Forget Wahala’ finally releases names of Housemates

After a long wait, BBNaija ‘Forget Wahala’ Organisers have released a list of 10 housemates that will participate in the popular TV Reality show. The list was picked through an online audition.

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NIGERIA NEWS has gathered the details of the forthcoming reality show. Check the names and descriptions of the 10 Housemates

Listen to Zlatan Ibile’s new hit dedicated to EFCC

Zlatan Ibile, the Zanku crooner, has made a broad approach towards the EFCC. He has dedicated his new hit ‘4 days Okotie Eboh’ to the EFCC and some of his fake friends who had open the can of worms on his involvement with internet fraud.

Listen to the new song HERE.

Listen to Oluwole’s FARAWAY

Oluwole, a music lover has staged a comeback with a massive tune called ‘Faraway’.

Oluwole who won ‘Kwara got talent season 2’ alongside Mr GTcrea8 in 2018 showed that he is not relenting even after his newly released hit song “Hakuna Matata” that helped him attain a wider national audience. He iscurrently co-managedby Pheyt INC. Cop.

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Naira Marley Arrest

Sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday May 20, the Federal High Court ordered the embattled ‘Naira Marley’ Azeez Fashola, to be remanded in jail until 30 May, until his bail request will be heard.

At the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) instigation, Naira Marley was indicted with 11 counts based entirely on Internet fraud ‘Yahoo Yahoo’, ownership of fake cards, and conspiracy to gain.

Here is the real reason why he was arrested.

However, He pleaded not guilty to all these charges. The judge presiding over these proceedings is Justice Nicholas Oweibo.

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Due to Naira Marley’s late entry and poor weather conditions, the court hearing expected to begin at 9:00 am was put on hold for a few minutes.

Even after this late showing, the hearings could not start at 9:46. The lead defense attorney, Olalekan Ojo (SAN), was also late for the arraignment.

Rotimi Oyedepo’s led prosecuting counsel pleaded that the musician  be remanded in prison detention until bail request was heard.

Following this process, Taiwo Oreagba who is representing the rapper passed a bail application and the accused’s need to remain in EFCC custody.

Justice Oweibo, having heard from both sides, asserted that the bail application will be considered on May 30, 2019.

Meanwhile, A woman clearly appearing to be distraught broke down in tears when she saw her son arrived with the EFCC. She was later confirmed by SaharaReporters to be the mother of Naira Marley

She had become flustered again after the court hearing, trembling as the EFCC passed him over to state prosecutors until May 30, 2019.

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