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7 Successful Ghanaian Celebrities Without a University Degree

These Ghanaians have risen to the top of their field even without having a university degree.

7 successful Ghanaian celebrities without a University degree

In Ghana and most African countries, a university degree is seen as a prerequisite to success.

Especially in the formal sector recruitment where applicants are expected to have a minimum of a first degree.

Despite these social expectations, these Ghanaians have made it without a university degree, even though some of them have been awarded honorary degrees without ever stepping in a university for education.

Asamoah Gyan

Black Stars General Captian, Asamoah GyanBlack Stars General Captian, Asamoah Gyan

The Black Star skipper started his professional footballing career immediately after completing Accra Academy Senior High School. He recently received an honorary doctorate degree from a Ukrainian university for his achievements in football and his exemplary leadership in the game on Saturday.

Charles Nii Armah Mensah (Shatta Wale)

‘God told me to change my name from Bandana to Shatta Wale’‘God told me to change my name from Bandana to Shatta Wale’

The self-acclaimed ‘Dancehall King’ attended Winneba Secondary School but did not continue. He has since recorded hundreds of songs since rebranding.

Nana Ama McBrown

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Felicity Ama Agyemang known as Nana Ama McBrown is a Ghanaian actress and a music writer. She dropped out of school in JHS 2 but has gone on to ink her name as one of the finest Ghanaian actresses.

Deloris Frimpong Manso (Delay)


The Ghanaian television and radio presenter is known in showbiz as Delay. She is also a television producer and an entrepreneur and an old student of Aburi Girls’ SHS. She became an orphan at a young age with two siblings to cater for but without money, support or hope.

Van Vicker

Van VickerVan Vicker

Van Vicker attended Mfantsipim before becoming an icon of the Ghanaian music industry. He is the CEO of Sky + Orange Productions, a film production house, all these without a university degree.

Majid Michel

Majid MichelMajid Michel

The actor-turned-pastor attended St. Theresa’s Primary School before late going to Mfantsipim School where he was active in the Drama Club. His love for acting made him a breakthrough actor in the Ghanaian movie industry before making strides in Nollywood.


Sarkodie celebrates his birthday with dope African print apparel
Sarkodie celebrates his birthday with dope African print apparel

Michael Owusu Addo is one of the biggest musicians on the African continent. Growing up in Tema, the BET award winning artist has risen through the ranks to and made it to the top without a degree from the university.

Sarkodie is married with a daughter.

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