Whether education within the confines of the classroom walls guarantees success or not, has always been a subject of debate.

Parents have been advised to study their kids, support their dreams strictly, and also understand that not every child has to pass through school to become successful. Provided below is a list of some top Nigerian celebrities who dropped out of school, and never went back.

1. D’BANJ
Oladapo Olabanji popularly known as D’banj is a top Nigerian artist who was born in June 1980. He is a singer, songwriter and also plays the harmonica quite well. D’banj was in 300L when he dropped out of school.
He was said to have been studying Mechanical Engineering. Today, he is one of the leading Nigerian musicians in Africa, who has won multiple awards.
2.  GENEVIEVE NNAJI

Born in 1979, Genevieve Nnaji is a popular Nollywood actress in Nigeria. It has come to many as a surprise that her success and intelligence were not acquired by going to school.
As a matter of fact, she did not acquire a University Degree. The actress owns a fashion line, St.Genevieve, launched in 2008.
3. WIZKID
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is one of Nigeria’s biggest export today in the music industry. He is a singer and songwriter, popularly known by the name “Wizkid”. He is also the label boss of Star Boy Music. Wizkid was said to have dropped out of Lead City University in his 3rd year to pursue his music career. He joined Empire Mates Entertainment (EME), a record label owned by Banky W in 2009.
4. MERCY JOHNSON
Mercy is a popular Nollywood star, known for her curvy looks and hilarious roles in movies. Sources say that she is one of the highest-paid actresses in the movie industry.
Some time ago, Mercy disclosed that she decided to join the industry when she kept failing her JAMB exam after several attempts. She is now Mercy Johnson Okojie and has 3 lovely kids.
5. 2BABA
Music Legend, Innocent Idibia has been in the music industry for over 20 years now. He is one of our top musicians in Nigeria who refused to follow up with his education.
In an interview with Channels TV, he revealed how he got robbed in school and lost all his audio recordings. It was at that point he decided he was not interested in going to school anymore and left for Festac Town, Lagos.
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