4 Fabulous Female Celebrities That Started From Humble Backgrounds

Despite the difficulties these ones faced, they rose through them all and carved a niche for themselves. Today, they have become a household name all through Africa as a continent. These women have indeed proved that one can surmount anything and end up using these challenges as a stairway to the top.  Below are 4 female celebrities who have made a name for themselves regardless of their humble beginning-


Linda Ikeji

Linda Ikeji was born and raised in a respectable Catholic home. She hails from Nkwerre, Imo State in Nigeria. She is the second child and her hobby is writing which she started at the early age of 10. She finished secondary at the age 17 and then enrolled in the University of Lagos at age 18 where she studied English language. Linda had to support her family so she took up a job as a model and waitress. In 2006, she started blogging as a hobby and at that time internet wasn’t so common in Nigeria so she made posts and articles via the cyber cafes but today, through hard work and determination she could be said to be the most paid blogger in Nigeria.

Genevieve Nnaji

Miss Nnaji was born in Mbaise, Imo State of Nigeria but spent most of her growing years in Lagos. She is the fourth in the family of ten and was brought up in a middle class setting by a Nigerian Engineer father and a nursery teacher mother. Also schooled in University of Lagos, Akoka she obtained a bachelor’s degree in creative arts. While in the university she took on acting roles in Nollywood; surmounting every challenge. Today she is one of the best in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Mercy Johnson Okojie

Famous Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson Okojie who revealed how she rose from squalor to become one of Nigeria’s most celebrated stars.

According to her, asides once living in an uncompleted building, she worked as a maid just to make ends meet. Even when things seemed difficult, she strived and today is a celebrated mother, wife and a rib cracking actress as well.              

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

The Gorgeous mother of four had a rough start in life. After her Dad died, hardship gripped her family and sometimes, they didn’t have anything to eat. People thought she would end up a prostitute and she once went begging with her mother at a wealthy neighbour’s house. However, the tides turned when she begun acting and today she is an among the most influential celebrities in Africa. ”Omosexy” as she is popularly called is a mentor to a lot many.


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