Many of the millionaire artistes seen today were nowhere to be found years back, as everybody has a story to tell.
The navigation through poverty to wealthy status could not be funny, so many rivers to cross and many landmines to escape to survive the war.
However, TVC have taken a look at five of these artistes and the kind of jobs they did to survive in life before they climbed the ladder.
Born and raised in Ijegun-Egba Satellite Town, Lagos. Patoranking hails from Onicha, Ebonyi State.
He was a rat poison seller before he became famous.
The duo were born in Jos, the Plateau capital but their origin is Ifite Dunu in Anambra State.
Peter, known now as Mr. P once worked as an attendant in a supermarket, while Paul, known now as Rudeboy was an electrician – did some electrical repairs.
The music star, who has digressed into movies and recently politics, has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Banky once worked as a Sales-boy in the US.
He is the founder of DM Records Limited, and his solo career began in 2005 with the release of “Dem Mama”.
Timaya was a plantain seller before stardom, though, it’s no news as he’s still that plantain boy.
5. Don Jazzy
He is the founder and the CEO of Mavin Records. Don Jazzy was co-owner of the defunct Mo’ Hits Records record label with Dbanj.
Don Jazzy once worked as a security guard for McDonald, a popular fast-food company, in the UK.