No doubt, most artistes got their hands on something else before the fame comes in. Eva Alordiah is a professional make up artist, Tiwa Savage also had a brief stint as a banker in Scotland. Mavin act, Dr Sid is a qualified dentist while Omawumi and Falz are both graduates of Law and the list goes on.
You will also find it interesting knowing some Nigerian musicians have a solid background in tech. Even as much as writing codes, developing softwares etc.
The artistes are:
1. Mr. Eazi
Winner of the Soundcity MVP “Best New Act” and Headies “Next Rated” in 2016, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade, known as Mr. Eazi co-founded a tech startup, and is still currently running one, is a fact that only a small circle of people know (until now).
Retired musician, music producer and record label boss, eLDee is no beginner in the tech space.
eLDee actively quit the music scene to concentrate on Playdata, an analytical tech solution designed for musicians and advertisers, surprisingly, eLDee writes code.
He once revealed in an interview that he built CNN’s first ever radio website. Apparently, the man still codes and has executed some world-class tech projects hands-on.
eLDee invested in Washist, Nigeria’s first ever on demand laundry service.”
Leader of the “Bad Gang” Ajebutter22, was a techie by heart? His song “Bad Gang” which featured Falz was nominated in 2016 for the Headies “Rap Single of the Year” award.
“According to his LinkedIn profile, Ajebutter22 had a short stint with Gamsole in early 2015 and he currently works with global IT company Cisco.
Actively writing code is not part of the rapper’s job description, he is more in tune with the marketing and customer relations involved in IT and tech solutions.”