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30 Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree, See If Your Fave Is Among



Most people obtain a doctorate in order to further their personal or professional ambitions.

A doctorate or a PhD can be obtained through academic work or by being granted to someone by the instititution that awards it.

An individual can be honoured with a doctorate when a university wishes to formally recognize the individual’s contributions to a particular field or philanthropic efforts. To achieve that, the institution waives the usual requirements for granting the degree.

Having a doctorate degree is one of the most esteemed achievments. It comes with the added perk of having the prefix “Dr.” before your name.

Below we highlight some famous Nigerians who either through academic works or honour by an institution are doctorate degree holders.


Pretty Mike

The Nigerian Socialite, Pretty Mike, bagged a Doctor of Science degree in Business Management from the European American University, Republic of Panama.


Helen Paul

In 2019, Helen Paul, the comedian, singer and actress obtained an academic doctorate in Theater Arts from the University of Lagos. In 2022, she was announced as a Professor and the HOD of the Arts, Music, and Entertainment department at Heart International University in the United States.


Mike Ezuruonye

Nollywood star, Mike Ezuruonye has an honorary doctorate degree in Arts and Literature from Estam University in Benin Republic.


Peter Okoye a.k.a Mr P

Peter Okoye, the singer better known as Mr P and a member of the duo PSquare bagged an honorary doctorate degree from ESCAE University in Benin Republic. The honour was in recognition of his immense contribution to the growth of the entertainment industry in Africa.



Alex Ekubo

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo is a recipient of an honorary Doctorate degree in Arts & Culture. He was honoured with the doctorate by Benin Republic’s Institut Supérieur de Communication et de Geston (ISCG UNIVERSITY).


Ayo Makum – AY

The popular comedian, Ayo Makun famously known as AY, received an honorary doctorate degree from St Thomas Becket University in England, United Kingdom (UK). The honorary doctorate degree was conferred on him at his 50th birthday ceremony on August 26th, 2021.



Celebrity dancer Kafayat Shafau-Ameh, popularly called Kaffy, has is a recepient of an honorary doctorate degree by ESCAE Benin University, Benin Republic. The honorary degree was awarded to the dancer in recognition of her role as a pioneer in the business of dance in Africa.


Joke Muyiwa

Nollywood actress Joke Muyiwa is a lecturer at the performing Arts department of the Olsabisi Onabanjo university. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy for her academic work at the university.


Cubana Chief Priest

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

Popular celebrity night club owner, Pascal Okechukwu, alias Cubana Chief Priest received an honorary Doctorate degree in Event and Luxury Hospitality, Management from European American University.


MC Oluomo

The Chairman Lagos State Parks and Garages, Musiliu Ayinde Akinsanya better known as MC Oluomo, has an honorary doctorate in Corporate Professional from the Institute of Corporate and Public Sector Professionals (ICPSP).


Kenneth Okonkwo

Kenneth Okonkwo is an actor, lawyer, writer, public affairs analyst and politician. On 27th of August, 2016, the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria conferred the award of Professional Fellowship Doctorate (Pfd) on the Nollywood veteran actor.


Joke Kuti

Nollywood actress, Jaiye Kuti was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by American university, Prowess University, Daleware, USA. She was awarded with an honorary doctorate degree in Fine Arts.


Linda Ikeji

In August 2018, Trinity International University, Georgia, honoured popular blogger, Linda Ikeji, with an honorary doctorate degree for her contribution to media.



Nigerian music icon Innocent Idibia, popularly known by his stage name, 2Baba, was conferred with a honorary doctorate degree by the Igbinedion University, Okada, on May 10th 2016. He was conferred with an honorary Masters of Arts in Music Degree by the institution. I


Tiwa Savage

Tiwa Savage, the award-winning singer, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. She was honoured with the Doctorate of Music for her inspirational and international career in music.


Alex Usifo

On Sunday, June 5, 2016, the veteran Nollywood star, Alex Usifo bagged a PhD from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo in Ogun State. Usifo was also the president of 2016 Post-graduate Class at the  university.

The actor had temporarily abandoned the screen for a teaching job in the Department of History and International Studies at the same institution.


Omotola Jalaide Ekeinde

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

Star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde bagged a honorary doctorate degree from Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Edo state. The actress was honoured with a Doctorate of Art for her contribution to human development and progress at national and international levels.


Klint Da Drunk

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree


Anto Lecky

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

2018 Big Brother Naija housemate Anto Lecky bagged a doctorate degree from ISCOM University, Benin Republic.


Sunday Igboho

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho bagged an honorary doctorate degree in Peace and Security Management/International Relations from Triune Biblical University, USA.



Mo Abudu

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

In November, 2018, the University of Westminster awarded Mo Abudu, founder and chief executive of EbonyLife Media, an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts. This was in recognition of her services to broadcasting and enterprise in Nigeria. The presentation was made during the university’s graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London.


Adewale Ayuba

Prominent Fuji artiste, Adewale Ayuba has an honorary Doctorate degree in Music. The doctorate degree was conferred on him by the Bradley University of America. This was  in recognition of his remarkable achievements in Music.


Eucharia Anunobi

Veteran Nollywood actress, Eucharia Anunobi brave the rigours of academic work to earn a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Christian education and ministerial acts from Kingdom Life Bible College and Seminary International.


Adesua Etomi

Nollywood actress Adesua Etomi received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. She was awarded the honorary degree by the university for her laudable achievements in arts and culture.


Bob Manuel Udokwu

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

On August 27, 2022, esteemed actor, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, was honoured with a Doctorate Degree in Arts and Culture by Institut Superieur De Communication Et De Gestion (ISCG) University in Cotonou, Benin Republic.


Nancy Isime

In April 2023, Nollywood actress, Nancy Isime was conferred with an honorary Doctorate in Arts and Philosophy by Prowress University Delaware, USA. In addition to the degree, she was awarded the Leadtime Africa Leadership Prize for Quality Service Delivery and Professionalism.



Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

Nigerian award-winning Christian rapper Bukola Folayan popularly known as B.O.U.Q.U.I completed a PHD programme and was awarded a doctorate for her effort.  She earned the degree from the prestigious Heart Bible International University, USA.


Ireti Doyle

Nollywood star Ireti Doyle received an honorary doctorate degrees in arts and culture from the Institut Superieur de Communication et de Gestion University in Benin Republic.


Obi Cubana

Nigerian Entertainers Who Have Doctorate Degree

On November 2022, the management of the Enugu State University conferred a honorary doctorate degree on Nigerian businessman, Obinna lyiegbu better known as Obi Cubana.



Chairman of Five Star Music group, Emeka Okonkwo also known as E-Money received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Management and Corporate Governance. He was awarded the doctorate degree by the European American University on Saturday, April 6, 2019.


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