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Checkout The Jobs Your Favorite Ghanaian Celebs Were Doing Before The Fame

Famous people get almost everything they want for free, so long as they keep getting famous. Is that not the life everybody wishes for?

It’s harder to be famous in Ghana, even when you get famous, the money side of the fame is not a small task. As much they wanted to be big and make their talents known to Ghana and the world, they had a plan B of living a normal life, like everybody else.
Here are the jobs your favorite Ghanaian celebs did before they became famous.

Sarkodie – Graphic Designer

Right after Senior High School (Tema Methodist Day Senior High School, Medassco), Sarkodie, an aspiring rapper, enrolled in one of the schools offering computer classes to learn graphic designing whilst he skipped classes to the studios. God willing he made a career out of it.

Kumi Guitar – Taxi Driver

Kumi Guitar of “Break Into Two” fame was and is still a taxi driver.

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Kwabena Kwabena – Teacher

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Kontihene – Student

Kontihene had his breakthrough when he was just a student at Opoku Ware Secondary School.

Agya Koo – Shoeshine boy

He was a shoeshine boy and an aspiring musician. He had his breakthrough in movies. He said he even once wanted to be a backup singer for K.K. Kabobo when he was shining his shoe for him.
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John Dumelo – Civil Engineer

He still is a civil engineer

Bulldog – Graphic Designer

He was a graphic designer at Charter House before branching into artiste management.

Yvonne Nelson – Student

She was a student at Central University

Emelia Brobbey – Teacher

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Bisa Kdei – Cafe Attendant

He was managing an internet cafe before his musical breakthrough.
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Ohemaa Mercy – Teacher


Atumpan – Teacher

“The Thing” hitmaker was a teacher and a student at Winneba College Of Education

Mzbel – Producer/Editor

Mzbel was an editor at Apex Advertising and Producer at GBC before her music breakthrough.

Richie Mensah – Software Engineer

Richie was always a nerd, straight from Achimota Senior High, he wanted to develop softwares till the beat-making set in.
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Majid Michel – Model

He modeled at Super Model Agency
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Reggie Rockstone – Dancer

He was very excellent at break-dancing.

Becca – Childcare Worker

She was a childcare worker in the UK before the fame.

Chris Attoh – Radio Personality

He started from the days of Vibe FM where many of the radio stars you see today started from. Graduated to TV and then movies.

Abrewa Nana – Accountant


Stone (Bradez) – Biochemist

He was a student before their earlier hit songs at KNUST. He is currently a biochemist.

Kwaw Kese – Mason

He said in an interview that he was doing his mason job when he heard of Obrafour’s “Execution Diary”, he then decided to submit his demo and that was the beginning of his music career.

Knii Lante – Doctor

He was a doctor before following his passion as a musician. He still is a Doctor.

Van Vicker – Professional Barber

After migrating from Liberia to Ghana, Van Vicker set up his own barbering shops and still owns a couple of them (High-end barbering shops) before breaking through in the movie industry.
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