Top 10 Babcock University Graduates Making Waves in the Entertainment Industry
Babcock University has a history that dates back to 1959 when the Adventist College of West Africa was established. In 1999 it was granted full university status and became Babcock University. The university is named in honour of American missionary, David C. Babcock. Babcock was known for his contribution to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. There are six faculties within the university: computing and engineering sciences, education and humanities, law and security studies, management sciences, public and allied health, and science and technology. Each faculty is divided into different departments, which offer a range of undergraduate degree programmes. The university is home to two schools, the school of nursing sciences and the Veronica Adeleke school of social sciences. There is also the Benjamin Carson College of Medicine which provides medical education to students. The College of Postgraduate Studies offers three types of programmes for students seeking to further develop their education: postgraduate diploma, master’s and doctorate degree. The university is located in Ikenne, a region in Ogun State, southwestern Nigeria. Babcock University is a prestigious private Christian university located in Ogun state south west Nigeria, Ogun state is a rapidly developing state in Nigeria and is bordered by Lagos State and Oyo State. The University is owned by the Seven day Adventist church in Nigerian which aims at grooming its students in Knowledge and character so they are useful to the society. The university programs cutting across agriculture, Medicine, engineering, law, science and technology, Arts, social and Management sciences.
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1. Buju (Now BNXN)
Daniel Benson is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer. He was born in 1997 in Gbagada, Lagos State but he is from Akwa Ibom. In February 2018, Buju released his first song ‘Catch a Vibe’ and later dropped his second song ‘A Day in Lagos’ which gave him recognition on Soundcloud and social media. ‘Spiritual with Zlatan Ibile is BNXN’s breakthrough into the Nigerian music industry. Burna Boy signed him in 2020 after the grammy award winning artist listened to his song ‘L’enu’ in club. BNXN drops his first EP in 2021 titled ‘Sorry I’m Late’, after which he has worked with several big names in Nigeria music Industry including Wizkid, and Timaya.
2. Adenike Akinsemolu
Adenike Akinsemolu is a passionate environmental educator and author of numerous studies, which have appeared in reputable publications. Her passion for the environment propelled her to study Environmental Microbiology at doctoral level. Study environmental microbiology in Babcock University. She's an environmental microbiologist by profession. She attended other schools like Federal University of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University.
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), popularly known as Davido, is an Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. Davido blends traditional African elements with global mainstream pop. The 29 years old singer gained admission into Babcock University in the year 2011 and graduated in the year 2015 studied music as a course. He's a singer , songwriter and a record producer by profession. He attended other schools like British International School,Oakwood University.
4. Beverly Osu
Beverly Osu was born on September 27, 1992, in Lagos State where she grew up although she is from Delta State, Nigeria. She attended Daughters of Divine Love Convent, Enugu state before gaining admission into Babcock University to study Mass Communication. Due to personal reasons, she dropped out of Babcock University and enrolled at the National Open University. The 29 years old Actress is also a Model and A vixen by profession.
5. Alex Usifo
Alex Usifo is a famous Nollywood actor, director, producer, investor, entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He was born on 16th April 1953 in Lagos State in the western part of Nigeria to Mr. Barnabas Usifo and Mrs. Patricia Usifo. He is currently 64 years old. His father worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria at different branches in the country and rose to a managerial level before retirement. The 69 years old Actor studied information Resources management and graduated from Babcock University in the year 2016. He attended other schools like John Bosco's Grammar School, Ubianja Ambrose Ali University, Ladoke Akintol University of Technology.
6. Chioma Rowland
Chioma Avril Rowland (born May 1, 1995) is an excellent Nigerian chef, model, online media star, and business visionary. Chioma Avril Rowland is an undeniably gifted individual. On her social media pages, she frequently shows off her cooking abilities. The celebrity is also a model who has worked with several well-known Nigerian brands. The 27years old Celebrity studied Economics in Babcock University.
7. Olumide Oworu
Olumide Oworu (born December 11, 1994) is a Nigerian actor, model and rapper. Olumide attended King’s College, Lagos and the University of Lagos. He recently graduated from Babcock University in June 2017. Olumide commenced his acting career at the age of six with the television series Everyday People. He is also known for his role as ‘Tari’ in the Africa Magic Series ‘The Johnsons’. He starred in other television series such as The Patriot, The Men In Her Life, Hammer, Stolen Waters and New Son. The 28 years old Actor is also a Model and Rapper by profession.
8. Priscilla Ojo
Priscilla Ajoke Ojo is popularly known as Its.Priscy on her social media accounts. Priscilla Ajoke Ojo is rated on social media as the most popular and influential celebrity kid in Nigeria today Priscilla Ojo (born 13th March, 2001) is a beautiful daughter of popular Yoruba actress and producer Iyabo Ojo. Priscilla is also an actress, entrepreneur and model.Priscilla Ojo is a young Nigerian actress making names for herself in the Nollywood movie industry. As young as she is, the beautiful actress has made huge amount of money from her acting career. The 21 years old Actress gained admission into Babcock University in the year 2017, studied Theater Arts and graduated in the year 2021. She is also a Model and an entrepreneur by profession.
9. Olúwadámilọ́lá Adédọlápọ̀ Amínù (Minz)
Dami Aminu (Olúwadámilọ́lá Adédọlápọ̀ Amínù), who is popularly known as Mobz, is a Nigerian recording artist and producer from Lagos. He has found his comfort zone in the current Afrobeat wave but he will continue to grow. His infusion of other sounds: trap, highlife, reggae forms the foundation of an end goal of contributing to and maybe changing the African soundscape while creating as much content as possible. The 30 years old music Artist studied International Law Diplomacy in Babcock University.
10. Yewande Adekoya
Yewande Adekoya is a Nigerian actress, filmmaker known for her role in the movie Omo Elemosho, a 2012 film that featured Bimbo Oshin, Muyiwa Ademola and Yomi Fash-Lanso. She was born and raised in Lagos State, but originally hails from Ososa-Ijebu in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. She began acting in 2002 with Alphabash Music And Theatre Group. She scripted and produced her first content in 2006 titled “Life Secret”. The 39 years old Actress studied Mass communication in Babcock University. She also studied in other schools like Bright Star Nursery and Primary school, Bright Star Comprehensive High School. You can read Yewande Adekoya’s full biography here.