16 Popular Nigerian Artistes Who Can Get White Collar Jobs with Their University Degrees


Can you imagine popular Nigerian artistes like sultry Tiwa Savage as a banker, hilarious Falz as a seasoned Barrister or maybe think of Eldee as a prolific architect? Besides being famous for their music and arts, some very popular Nigerian artistes hold various university degrees that bear sharp contrast to what we have known them for. By any means, if music failed or they got tired, they could do very well as professionals backed by their university degrees.
Take a peek, and get inspired!

1Sound Sultan

This music veteran holds a degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Lagos State University. Sound Sultan can make a sound environmental/town planning consultant, don’t you think so?


Eldee is not just a rap veteran and record producer, but also an architect. He bagged his degree in architecture from the prestigious University of Lagos.


3Naeto C

“… the only MC with an MSc…” I’m pretty sure you remember that line from his hit song 10/10. Naetochukwu graduated with a BSc. in Biology from George Washington University, US. He also holds an MSc in Energy Studies from University of Dundee, Scotland. It is believed the rapper also studied Energy Economics at the University of Oxford.


4DJ Xclusive

While making you dance as a super disc jockey, Rotimi Alakija is not a push over in matters of education. The star DJ holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Computer Science from University of Reading, UK. He also studied Financial Computing at Brunel University.


5Falz The Bad Guyz


“It’s the life we chose I could have been in chambers/No regrets this one the pay pass” You heard it first hand from Falz. The comic rapper could make a fine barrister it’s in the blood tho. Falz has LLB honours degree in Law, from University of Reading, UK.


The doctor in his name is not a mere title. Dr Sid is a Dentist by profession after studying Dental Surgery at University of Ibadan. This guy sure knows how to floss.

7Tiwa Savage

Before taking a full dive into music, Tiwa Savage worked briefly as a banker with the Bank of Scotland. She is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Kent, UK.


8Seyi Shay

As much as Seyi Shay is a singer and songwriter, she also has a good background in Business Management. She obtained her BSc in the same course from University of East London.


Omawumi knows the rudiments of law as she is a fine lawyer. She holds LLB honours in Law after graduating from Ambrose Ali University.


The soul and alternative singer is a graduate of Covenant University. He has a BSc in Information and Communications Technology. He can easily land a job with Telecom giants like Glo, MTN etc.


Sensational singer and “Jamb Question” crooner holds a degree in Mass Communication from Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. She once said in an interview she would love to be an OAP if she wasn’t doing music.

12Yemi Alade

The vivacious Yemi Alade is not only an energetic entertainer. You may not know she has bagged a BSc degree in Geography from the University of Lagos.


Man of the Year, Skales, would perform well in a boardroom as a business executive. He is an alumni of Lead City University, and holds a degree in Office Management and Technology.


Please don’t give into laughter now, with all the dancing and body show off, Iyanya is a malabite. He is a Business Management graduate from the University of Calabar.

15Kiss Daniel

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Oluwatobiloba Daniel can decide to work with the Ministry of Water Resourses as a water engineer. He holds a degree in Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology, from Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun state.


16Reekado Banks

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The dada sporting singer and Mavin Records star owns a Bachelor’s degree to his name. He obtained his BSc in History and Strategic Studies from the University of Lagos.



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