11 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Rich But Chose To Work Harder


Most Nigerian celebrities were not born with a silver spoon and had to go through hardships to boost their career but some were actually born into wealthy homes.

Some of these celebrities who were rich from childhood were still able to boost their careers and be famous despite being provided with what they needed to make a name for themselves.

Gidiland presents 10 Nigerian celebrities who were born rich but made their own money and fame through hardwork.

1. Davido

Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido is the son of one of the wealthiest men in the country, , Dr. Deji Adeleke, the chairman of Keplo-Pacific Energy Pacific and and pro-chancellor of Adeleke University, Ede in Osun State. The ‘IF’ singer is known for his top hits in the industry.

2. Lynxx

Nigerian artiste whose real name is Chukkie Edozien is the son of John Edozien, a corporate tycoon. He came out with his first hit called Change your parade He is also one of Nigeria’s most sought after male celebrities.

3. DJ Cuppy

Nigerian dj whose real name is Florence Otedola is the daughter of billionaire oil tycoon, Femi Otedola. On 8th August 2014, she launched her new project, House of Cuppy .

4. Rita Dominic

Fashionable Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic was born into a royal Nwaturuocha family in Aboh Mbaise, Imo State. In 2012 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She has been at the top of her career for a very long time.

5. Ozzy Bosco

Ozzy Bosco is a music sensation that has collaborated with several a-list artist such as Olamide and others. The 8 year old precocious music sensation, Oziomachukwu Favour Mojekwu has performed for the likes of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremade, Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and other top crème de la crème in Nigeria. His mother, Elizabeth Nonye Mojekwu is a successful and influential multinational business woman affiliate with various companies.

6. Tillaman

This glamorous upcoming pop-star is royalty. Prince Adetona Adeyemi, stage named Tilaman has done a hit single titled “Ko ma roll” wherein he featured stars like Iyanya, Ice Prince, Burna Boy and Phyno. He is the son of His Royal Highness, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo.

7. Dr SID

Sidney Onoriode Esiri, popularly known as Dr. Sid is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and dentist. He is signed with household name’ record label, Mavin Records and has made hit songs still charting top in the Nigerian music scene.

His mother is a successful fashion designer and his father is the deceased veteran Nollywood actor, Justus Esiri, who was a Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

8. D’banj

Dapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’Banj or fondly called the Koko Master is a dazzling Nigerian music star who has bagged music awards like the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007, for Best African Act,MTV Africa Music Awards 2009, for Artist of the year, et al. He is the son of Colonel Daniel Duro Oyebanjo, a Nigerian Military Officer who commanded an artillery regiment.

9. Naeto C

Naetochukwu Chikwe popularly known as Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper and record producer. He is the son of a former Minister of Aviation, Kema Chikwe, who is presently the Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland.

10. Waliyah

Waliyah is an emerging Afro-Pop singer, performer and songwriter. She recently made waves in the entertainment scene in Nigeria with her unique brand of music. She is the daughter of the revered late M.K.O Abiola.

11. Lola Rae

Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, best known as Lola Rae was born to a British father and a Ghanaian mother in Obalende, a suburb of Lagos, Lola Rae had her primary and secondary school education at St. Saviours School, Ikoyi and Lekki British International High School, Lagos, respectively. She however left Nigeria for England at the age of 15 to complete her university education at Central Saint Martins, where she studied fashion textiles.

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