See The Jobs Of 15 Popular Ghanaian Celebrities Before They Became Famous


It is only a very few number of famous people were born into fame. A greater number worked their way to fame. Most of the times, one’s dream job or career does not come around from the word go; one may first make do with whatever comes around until he finally gets to his destination. Sometimes, when they have finally arrived, it sounds quite unbelievable when we try to recall or make mention of what they were previously doing.

This is exactly the case with these Ghanaian celebrities. Looking at these successful stars today, one may begin to think they’ve been stars all their lives. I quote you wrong as I disclose to you, the jobs of your favorite Ghanaian celebrities before stardom.

1. John Dumelo – Civil Engineer


Dumelo John is a civil engineer but delved into acting. He’s doing well in both but its actually acting that brought the fame.

2. Kwabena Kwabena – Teacher

Kwabena had a childhood dream of becoming a musician but before the realization of his dream, he was a teacher.

3. Nana Boateng (Kontihene) – Student


He was just an ordinary student and from there he flew into fame.

4. Sarkodie – Graphic Designer


Michael Owusu Addo (Sarkodie) actually studied Graphic designing in a computer school after high school but his passion for music drove him into stardom.

5. Yvonne Nelson – Student


Yvonne Nelson, one of the most famous Ghanaian actresses entered the movie industry while still a student. Today, she is both a producer and an entrepreneur.

6. Emelia Brobbey – Teacher


She is a professional teacher trained at the Presbyterian College of Education. She was teaching before going into acting.

7. Van Vicker – Professional Hair Stylist


When Van Vicker came from Liberia to Ghana, he opened a barbing salon. That was what he was doing before he received a ‘call to serve’ in the movie industry.

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8. Bisa Kdei – Café Attendant


Presently one of the best Hiplife singers in Ghana. He was once an online cafe attendant.

9. Agya Koo – Shoeshine Boy

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Its quite surprising that a shoeshine boy would rise unto popularity. That’s Agya for you; his passion for acting moved him from grass to grace.

10. Atumpan – Teacher


This dance hall singer was surprisingly a teacher before he went into the world of music.

11. Mzbel – Producer/ Editor


I would say that it was her previous job that paved way for her, as it is not so surprising if an editor in a media company turns into a singer.

12. Kwaw Kese – Mason


This big-time Hiplife musician dived from the ‘site’ to  the ‘stage’. He was a builder before he suddenly started a career in music.

13. Kumi Guitar – Taxi Driver


Before now, Kumi was a taxi driver but highlife music has really earned him much recognition.

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14. Becca–Childcare Worker


Becca, a dynamic actress was a childcare worker in the UK before she turned a star.

15. Chris Attoh- Radio Personality


Currently one of the most admired actors and Tv personalities in Ghana, Chris Attoh started his career with Vibe Fm as a radio personality before he made it to the Television and movie industry.