Genevieve Nnaji And 4 Other Celebrities Who Used To Be Musicians And Live Interview Why They Left

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Mystery has been surrounding the fact when people want to choose where they want to be, some travel many different routes before arriving at a particular career they settle with.

You may be surprised to know that the Nigerian celebrities listed below have tried their fate in rapping before waving into their current career that sustained them in the limelight.

1. Genevieve Nnaji (Musician Turned Nollywood Actress)

Popular actress, Genevieve Nnaji, was well-known for taking up music when several actors and actresses were banned from performing. The fact that Genevieve also released an album during that time called “One Logo logo Line” with a song on track 5 called “Bump It Up” that demonstrates Genevieve’s rapper side is something that many people are unaware of because they only know of her renowned “No More” song.

See “The No More” Song From Nnaji

And “Fall in Love” By Dbanj With Genevieve

2. Jim Iyke (Musician Turned Nollywood Actress)

It was met with harsh criticism and much mockery of Jim when he started his music career.

How Smoking Weed Made Me Go Into Music – Jim Iyke 

See Jim Rapping Ft 2Face “Who Am I

See Jim Rapping With Puff Daddy

3. Frank Edoho (Musician Turned MTN Show Host)

Currently, Frank Edoho is well-known for serving as the “Who wants to be a millionaire” MTN’s show host. But few are aware that before beginning his current career, he was a rapper. Frank Edoho talked about his experience as a rapper and the reasons he stopped:

“I Used To Be Ashamed Of My Voice When I Was Young” – Frank Edoho

4.Lasisi Elenu (Musician Turned Comedian)

Another popular name who you may not know started out as a rapper is comedian and skit maker, Lasisi Elenu. Speaking about his time as a rapper, Lasisi said:

Why I left Music – Lasisi

Listen to Lasisi Audio Track

5. Basket Mouth (Musician Turned Comedian)

Basketmouth, a comedian from Nigeria, has been frank about his past as a failed rapper. Basketmouth had intended to become a successful rapper before turning to comedy, but sadly, that goal was not realized. When discussing his failure as a rapper, 

Basketmouth Reveals How He Discovered Music Before Comedy

Watch Basketmouth Music “Babman Bob”

Which one of these celebrities did you enjoy most?

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