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7 Universities that Produce the Most Millionaires

The following universities have produced the most millionaires in Nigeria:

1. Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University has produced several prominent personalities who are multi-millionaires. In addition, it is popular for producing ministers, state governors, and leaders in the country.

Some of them include:

Atiku Abubakar: Former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Aminu Safana: Doctor, Politician

Ayodele Awojobi: Professor and Scientist at the University of Lagos

Muhammed K. Abubakar: Former Minister, Academic.

Ibrahim Umar: Scientist and Former Vice Chancellor

Isa Marte Hussaini: Pharmacologist and Professor.

Ibrahim Hussaini Soko: Director General of Raw Materials in Nigeria

Ussif Rashid Sumaila: Economist

Shamsuddeen Usman: Former Minister of National Planning

Andrew Yakubu: Former Group MD, NNPC.

2. The University of Lagos

A picture of the University of Lagos

The popular tertiary dedicated to quality teaching, learning, research, and community service is the University of Lagos.

Through various programmes, they have produced leaders in a variety of disciplines in recent years.

They are prominently referred to as the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride, and they place a high value on the development and welfare of their staff and students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Since its inception in 1962, the institution has played an important role in nation building by educating, researching, and providing community services to an overflowing youth population.

The University of Lagos has produced the following millionaires:

  • Linda Ikeja: Blogger, entrepreneur, and writer.
  • Toke Makinwa: Television host, radio personality, author, lifestyle entrepreneur, and vlogger.
  • Cobhams: Musician, songwriter, and producer.
  • Yemi Alade: Afropop singer, activist, actress, and songwriter.
  • MoChedda: Singer and rapper.
  • Wande Coal: Singer and songwriter.
  • Yemi Osinbanjo: The current Vice President of Nigeria, politician, and lawyer.
  • Mercy Aigbe: Actress, businesswoman, fashionista, and director.
  • Funke Akindele: Actress and producer.
  • Chidinma Ekile: Gospel singer and songwriter.
  • Chika Ike: Actress, producer, entrepreneur, and television personality.
  • Helen Paul: Comedienne, actress, and singer.
  • Teju Babyface: Talk show host, standup comedian, and writer.
  • Joke Silva: Actress and director.
  • Stella Damascus: Actress and singer.

3. Lagos State University

Lagos State University's building.

The enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria established Lagos State University, also known as LASU, in 1983 for the advancement of learning and the establishment of academic excellence.

Lagos State University, another addition to the university with the most celebrity graduates, is the third-highest producer of entertainers due to the sheer number of award-winning stars who have attended the school.

Some of these multi-talented stars who have become millionaires include:

  • Wizkid: Singer and songwriter.
  • Tara Fela Durotoye: Lawyer and beauty entrepreneur.
  • Liz da Silva: Actress and movie producer.
  • D’banj: Musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, television personality, entrepreneur, and lawyer.
  • Annie Idibia: Actress, presenter, and model.
  • Desmond Elliot: Actor, politician, and director.
  • Chioma Chukwuka: Actress, movie producer, and director.

4. The University of Ibadan

A picture of the University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan, or UI as it is widely regarded, was founded in 1948 and is Nigeria’s premier university.

It was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme until 1962, when it became an undeniably autonomous University.

The University of Ibadan has promised notable and popular millionaires such as:

  • Muyiwa Ademola: Actor, director, and producer.
  • Wole Soyinka: Nobel Prize in Literature awardee, playwright, essayist, poet, and novelist.
  • Beautiful Nubia: Band leader, music composer, and songwriter.
  • Dr. Sid: Singer and songwriter.
  • Lepacious Bose: Comedienne.

5. The University of Nigeria, Nsukka

University of Nigeria's building

The University of Nigeria was Nigeria’s first undeniably indigenous and autonomous university, which was showcased in the American educational system.

It is Africa’s first land-grant university and one of Nigeria’s top five federal universities.

Notable and wealthy personalities from this institution include:

6. Obafemi Awolowo University

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Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is one of three universities founded in Nigeria between 1961 and 1962.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has produced notable millionaires, including the following

  • 2Face Idibia: Singer, musician, record producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.
  • Pastor E.A. Adeboye: Pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God’s General Overseer.
  • Dele Momodu: Journalist, CEO and publisher of Ovation International, and businessman.
  • Lai Mohammed: The current Minister of Information and Culture of Nigeria. A lawyer and former All Progressives Congress National Publicity Secretary.
  • Yemi Shodimu: Television presenter, dramatist, filmmaker, and director.
  • Chinko Ekun: Rapper and songwriter.
  • Seun Osewa: Founder of Nairaland.

7. The University of Port Harcourt

A picture of the University of Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt is a Nigerian university located in the city of Port Harcourt.

It was founded in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was elevated to the status of university in 1977.

Notable personalities from the University of Port Harcourt include the following:

  • Agbani Darego: Model and beauty queen.
  • Goodluck Jonathan: Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Rita Dominic: Award-winning actress, model, investor, television personality, and producer.
  • Monalisa Chinda: Actress, television personality, film producer, and media personality.
  • Timi Dakolo: Singer, songwriter, and music producer
  • Yul Edochie: Award-winning actor

Maryam A

Maryam AbdulWahab is a creative writer and lifestyle blogger. She is also a graduate of Economics from Al-Hikmah University. She lives and breathes literature. When she isn’t writing prose or blog posts, she is reading a fiction work or studying events around her. She writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can find more of her works on her handles.

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