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6 Celebrities Who Are Also Professional Barbers

In today’s world, it’s important that everybody, including celebrities, have a second skill they can fall back to in case their primary skill stops being lucrative. Before many stars became famous, they did different jobs to make a living. Today, we’ll be counting down 6 celebrities who learned how to cut hair and are now in addition to being celebrities, also professional barbers. You might be surprised to find who’s on today’s list

1. White Money

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, White Money, was many things and wore many hats before entering the Big Brother house. One such endeavor that White Money did to make money was barbing. Pictures and stories have surfaced online about White Money’s days as a barber and people are impressed with how multi-faceted he is.

2. African China

African China most popular for his songs No Condition is Permanent, If You Love Somebody, and Mr. President has been relatively quiet in the music industry.

In 2016, it was reported by Vanguard that the acclaimed singer left music to pursue a career in barbing. African China as at the time of their report is now the proprietor of a hair salon known as Chyna Town Unisex Beauty Salon, which is located at Festac, Lagos.

3. John Okafor

John Okafor popularly known worldwide as Mr. Ibu is one of Nigeria’s most popular comedy actors. But life wasn’t always rosy for Mr. Ibu. Speaking about his growing up, John Okafor recounted the jobs he had to do after his father passed in 1975. John said:

That was how we became fathers to each other and to our mum. I was training myself in secondary school. I was doing all sorts of odd jobs. I sold fire wood, I was a barber, I was assembling wooden crates of minerals, I was involved in the snapping of wait-and-take pictures. I was a butcher; if you want to kill a goat, cow, pig, etc, I would do it for you, cut it to your desired sizes, and take it to your place. That was how I was surviving. It was from those petty jobs that I got money to see myself through school.

4. Prince

When Big Brother Naija’s Prince was in the house, fans were surprised with his barbing and hairdressing abilities so much so that they started a GoFundMe to fund a hairdressing salon for him.

After the house, Ebuka asked him where his idea for a barbing shop came from and Prince revealed that in 2012, he worked as a barber for one year before entering the university.

5. Majid Michel

Ghanaian actor and Nollywood star, Majid Michel surprised fans when he posted pictures of himself cutting fellow actor John Dumelo’s hair. While Majid did not explain the picture, fans find it admirable that Majid has this other life skill that he is putting to use.

6. Efe Warri Boy

Nigerian comedian and actor, Efe Warri Boy, is the final person on our list today. During a recent appearance on Hip TV, Efe Warri Boy revealed that he used to cut hair professionally in Benin City when he was still in school in order to make money. Till this day, he still knows how to cut hair, trim beards, etc and does it regularly on himself and on his guys.

So African China, Whitemoney, Mr. Ibu, Prince, Majid Michel and Efe Warri Boy are also all professional barbers.