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Six Nigerians who came to limelight via social media

Through pictures and videos trending via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc, some people have come into the limelight. It is surprising how they become overnight celebrities in what seemed like a fairy tale or shocking story.

Their miraculous transformation and stories will not stop giving us goosebumps. Here are six talents who came to the limelight via social media:


The 17- year-old Owerri teenager, who earns a living by hawking, was discovered in Imo State via a trending video, where she sang beautifully.

Salle has gained a lot of recognition from top global celebrities many of whom have identified with her on social media. She may be Nigeria’s next music star.


Remember the mummy, please calm down viral video? The boy at the centre of it all is five- year-old Oreofe. He caught the attention of the nation during the lockdown when he acted dramatically when her mum attempted to beat her.
He has gone to meet Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, had an interview with BBC and became a brand ambassador for Trumpy Concept, an Abuja based Property Development and Real Estate Company.

He recently made his Nollywood debut in a new movie project with filmmaker Kunle Afolayan titled ‘Swallow’, acting as Eniola Badmus son in the movie.


The five-year-old Ibadan boy was seen in a viral video trying to speak correct English. Several celebrities like Ayo Makun, Don Jazzy, Falz, Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu, Funmi Awelewa, Alibaba and others were moved and assisted him.

He has since changed his name to Opeyemi and doing well under a foundation with the help of the Oyo State Government.


The Osun born beautiful mother of two, who came to Lagos to hustle, came into limelight after a photo shoot organised by celebrity photographer, TY Bello for pop star, Tinnie Tempah.

Olajumoke was awarded a scholarship by Sujimoto Group and Poise Nigeria. She has learnt Etiquette, Soft Skills, Social Graces and Communication at Poise Nigeria. She was also reportedly booked for CNN section/interview in April by Kunbi Collection.

Jumoke is already partnering with TY Bello’s photography firm. She speaks fluent English.


His perfection rendition of Tope Alabi song ‘You are worthy’ turned heads when the video emerged. Ayomide, who hawks orange in Ilaro, Ogun State, was said to have encountered a young man Sunkanmi, who persuaded him to sing a gospel song for him with his angelic voice.

The orange seller’s voice has helped him locate his destiny helper as he was awarded a scholarship by Reverend Mother Esther Ajayi, the founder of Love of Christ Generation Church in 2019.


The seven- year- old school girl in Warri, Delta State gained the attention of many Nigerians after she was spotted in a trending video in March 2019, lamenting being sent away from school for non-payment of school fees.

Her appeal in pidgin to be beaten rather than sent packing from school moved many to compassion. The video attracted the attention of Delta State Government which donated money and gifts to and her family.

Little Success became a child education ambassador, signing an endorsement deal with a Dubai-based company.

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