Famous Nigerians who are “Prophets without honour” – Ever heard of the phrase “a prophet is always without honour in his own country?” This phrase has always played out rather well in Nigeria. Although the reasons for this may stem from familiarity or the simple fact that they are not doing enough to move the country forward, despite their success (by the citizen’s assessment).
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But the truth remains that these successful men and women have carved niches for themselves in their respective fields. They might be underrated a bit in Nigeria but their worth is recognized beyond the shores of this country and they have been able to garner attention for themselves globally. Meet 11 notable Nigerians who are more appreciated and respected abroad than at home.
11. Hakeem Seriki (Chamillionaire)
Chamillionaire was born in born November 28, 1979 to a Muslim father from Oyo State, Nigeria and an African-American Christian mother. He is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire was also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin’ Click until the group split in 2005. In 2007, he won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Ridin.” In addition to being a musician, Chamillionaire has established himself as an entrepreneur by venturing into investing in a Houston-based auto dealer; Fly Rydes, specializing in customizing cars in 2013.
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