Top 5 Nigerian Artistes That Suffered Before Attaining Stardom – See What They Went Through (With Pictures)

Nigerian Artistes That Suffered

Nigerian Artistes That Suffered – Making it in the music industry has never been an as easy as it seems from the genesis of music in Nigeria. Some say it’s like a jungle out there, people go through thick and thin to become successful. The musicians voices may be wonderful and explicable fabulous; but it takes commitment and struggle to get to the public hearing. To most of our Nigerian musicians it was a journey from grass to grace. They went through the sweet road of thorns before entering fame and popularity.

Most of these stories are unbelievable because of the transformation that went on in their lives. Here are 5 top musicians who suffered big time.

1. P-square


Peter and Paul Okoye popular called P-square are popular musicians with numerous record labels under the square label. But, what we didn’t know is that they endured through poverty. Their mother used to sell pap while their father was trying to set up his bakery. After school, Peter and Paul would go to the bakery to see how we could help out. Peter and Paul would spend less than N100 a day on feeding. To survive, Peter once worked as a supermarket attendant and Paul did some electrical repair for money.

After their graduation in school, they assured their parents that their music was going to change lives as they planned to move to Lagos. They began to sell the little things they had and taken about 100,000 Naira or so from their father. And this was how they started their journey to stardom.

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