5 Popular Nigerian Entertainers Whose Parents Didn’t Support Their Careers Initially

Even though parents will always want the best for their children, sometimes the path that they want the children to go might not be their children’s interest. This is why there is sometimes a clash of interests when it comes to the career path of a child.

Gone are the days when choosing a career for your child is usually seen as the best. Nowadays, people go for what they want without their parents trying to talk them out of it.

There are some popular Nigerian entertainers who also experienced this clash of interest with their parents when choosing their career.

Their parents didn’t want them to be the entertainers they are today, but they followed their hearts and are now very famous.

Below are 5 Nigerian entertainers whose parents initially didn’t support their career.

1. Timaya

Popular Nigerian singer, Timaya, had it rough while coming up. This is because his dad had never wanted him to become a musician.

This got him separated from his parents for a while.

The singer once revealed that his dad initially wanted him to be a banker and not an artist. He had never wanted this for himself, and this made him run away from home severally.

Timaya had to sleep on the street because he had no where to go.

2. Davido

Not a lot of people would believe that Davido’s father didn’t want him to be the musician he is today. Davido’s father, Adedeji Adeleke, who is a billionaire had always wanted his son, Davido, to work in one of his companies.

Due to his burning passion for music, Davido once ran away from home. This made him move closer to some big musicians in the music industry to learn the ropes.

His dad reportedly once threatened to arrest these big musicians because he felt that they were the ones aiding him.

All these couldn’t stop Davido, and today, Davido is one of the biggest artistes in Africa.

3. Tuface Idibia

Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface Idibia, was also one of the children whose parents didn’t want him to do music.

Tuface once revealed that his mom never wanted him to become a musician. She wanted him to do white collar jobs like doctor, banker, lawyer etc.

4. Angel Smith

Reality TV star, Angel Smith, is one of the most popular ex-housemates of the reality TV show ‘Big Brother Naija’.

Her parents initially never wanted her to be in the entertainment industry. They wanted her to go to school and get a job, but Angel dropped out of school twice.

While trying to find happiness a purpose for her existence, she auditioned for the Big Brother Naija reality TV show. Even though she didn’t win, Angel became very famous.

5. Mayorkun

industry till Mayorkun’s dad convinced her. Mayorkun initially got signed to Davido’s record label, DMW, and his career has been doing great since then.

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