We all have questions about the Nollywood industry that come up from time to time, such as, do actors study? Is it necessary to have a college education to become an actor?
Alternatively, which actor is the most or least educated? We are all aware that education is a necessity because it allows us to advance in life.
Nigerians have a general perception that Nollywood stars are uneducated. In this article, I will present you with some Nollywood stars who graduated with honours to dispel this myth. They are outlined in no particular order and they go thus;
Adesua Etomi is more than just attractive and endearing. She personifies the adage “beauty plus brains.”
Adesua graduated with honours from City College in Coventry, England, where she studied Physical Theater, Musical Theater, and Performing Arts.
Adesua went on to study drama and performance at the University of Wolverhampton, where she graduated with first-class honours in 2009.
Tosin Abiola, also known as Omo Brish, received a first-class degree from a UK university in August 2018. The mother of two serves as a role model for many young mothers, demonstrating that motherhood does not preclude a woman from pursuing her academic goals.
Chinenye Nnebe, a promising actress, earned a First-Class Honours degree in Business Administration from Zenith University College in Accra, Ghana, in October 2020.
Joseph Van Vicker
Joseph Fiifi Van Vicker is the most recent Nollywood star to hold a first-class degree. In July 2021, 21 years after finishing secondary school, the actor received a first-class degree in strategic communication.
You’re probably wondering why Van Vicker took so long to enrol in university. According to the actor, he was unable to attend university with his peers in 1997 due to his single mother’s inability to pay for his education.
Van Vicker’s academic life exemplifies the proverb “delay is not denial.”