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Published on October 9th, 2018

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Three Top Celebrities Who Hawked On Their Way To The Top!

The story of most successful people in the world is not always smooth and easy. While some had everything laid out for them by wealthy parents, some had to hustle and struggle to break free from the shackles of poverty.

Check out some Nigerian celebrities who didn’t have it easy while growing up!

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The first class monarch recently told the tales of how he hawked several wares ranging from biscuits, sugar and vegetables in the market. This came a bit as a surprise to many, considering his royal background, pre-monarchical economic status, which was by no means low; and if course his present royal status.

The Monarch confessed that going was rough and tough but he was not deterred.

Steve Onu aka Yaw

The actor and comedian once revealed how he “sold ice water and soft drinks” at Yaba market and even did bus conductor for a while just to survive.”
Yaw, who became a household name as a presenter on the then novel Wazobia FM radio revealed his grass to grace story on his Instagram account. He wrote of how as the seventh child in a family of ten siblings, he came to Lagos to seek greener pastures; how he used to trek long distances on many occasions.

Austin Jay-Jay Okocha

Like a man not ashamed of his humble beginning, Jay-Jay has spoken severally of how he hawked oranges amongst other things, while growing up on the streets of Enugu.
Like every other kid, Jay-Jay said food was about the only thing he cared about and that he used to sell oranges on the streets of Enugu after school, to support his mom’s business and keep the family going. Looking back, Jay-Jay however expressed gratitude that his success with the round leather game changed all that.

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