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5 Famous Yoruba Actors Without University Degree


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Ibrahim Yekini Itele
Ibrahim Yekini Itele

Many famous people from Nigeria never got the chance to attend university, either because of unanticipated circumstances or perhaps because of their talents. Some of the excellent performers you see on TV in the Yoruba film industry didn’t go to college, but their careers are thriving anyhow.

1. Afonja Olaniyi


Afonja Olaniyi

Afonja Olaniyi, a well-known Yoruba performer also known as Sanyeri, is one of the gifted comedic actors who has achieved success in the Nollywood business. The actor, who is one of Nigeria’s top comedy actors, is well recognised for his comedic parts.

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The Nigerian actor stopped attending school to pursue his acting career, therefore he only possesses a secondary school diploma.

Sanyeri claimed that his lack of a formal education stunted his development and counselled young people that education is essential. The actor is still thinking about returning to school.

2. Ibrahim Chatta

Ibrahim Chatta

One of the hardest things to comprehend is that despite the talented actor’s fluency in English, many people would be surprised to learn that he never attended college.

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Research indicates that the gifted actor attended primary school in Kwara State before enrolling at a school in Niger, where he supposedly dropped out.

Unconfirmed reports claim that the actor said he dropped out of school due to peer pressure.

3. Ibrahim Yekini Itele

Ibrahim Yekini Itele

Ibrahim Yekini, better known by his stage name Itele, is a well-known actor and one of the best in the Nollywood industry. One of the actors on my list who lacks a college degree is the superstar.

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Ibrahim Yekini recently admitted in an interview that he lacks a university degree and believes that communication skills are the most crucial outcome of schooling. But he claimed to understand the value of education in one’s life.

4. Adekola Tijani

Adekola Tijani

Adekola Tijani, better known by his stage name Kamilu Kompo, is a well-known Yoruba actor who is also a well-known comedy actor in Nigeria. One of the well-known Yoruba performers with skill but no university degree is the gifted.

The gifted actor who accompanied Sanyeri to Lagos only completed primary and secondary education.

5. Yinka Quadri

Yinka Quadir

Nollywood Veteran, Yinka Quadri is a talented Nigerian actor who has been in the game for more than decades. The actor is also one of the many names of actors who doesn’t have a University degree.

According to research, the talented actor attended both his primary and secondary school in Lagos but decided to start doing business.

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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