Covenant University was founded in 2002 as a Christian University; it offers courses cutting across science and technology, arts, management and Social science, engineering etc. It was the first university to come up with Entrepreneurship as a course in Nigeria. It is a private Pentecostal Christian University, which has been operating with official status since 2002 in Ota, Nigeria. It is one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian mission ethos. Admission to covenant university is very competitive despite the tuition and the university admits both local and international students at all levels. Covenant University school fees ranges from N800,000 - N900,000 and it has a student population of about 8,000 students and over 2,000 faculty and staff. It drives a vision to raise a new generation of leaders and reinstate the black race's dignity. The University prioritizes cutting-edge learning to make the Total Man.  Covenant University is a growing, dynamic vision-driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. This is a Private University located in Otta Ogun State Nigeria, being a prestigious university and one of the leading universities in Nigeria, Covenant University is known for spirituality and Innovations, In terms of attributes, infrastructure and organizations many universities follow Covenant University. It is the first university in Nigeria to have a Startup incubator. The university has four colleges which includes: The College of Business and Social Sciences; College of Leadership and Development Studies; College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Technology.


The university has the best library in Nigeria, provides accommodation for its students. Graduates of Covenant University make tremendous impact in the work force and the university has a lot of notable entrepreneurs. Covenant University has had a rapid rise in nearly two decades of its existence. The webometric ranking named Covenant University the best Private University in Nigeria in its 2021 ranking and the second best university overall. The university vision is To be a world-class university committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavor. And their mission is To create knowledge and restore the dignity of the black race via  Human Development and Total Man Concept-driven curricula; employing innovative, leading-edge teaching and learning methods, research, and professional services that promote integrated, life-applicable, life-transforming education relevant to Science, Technology, and Human Capacity Building.


Covenant University is built on the following philosophical platform is in response to the global demand for a departure from dogmatism to dynamism in the existing educational system, Our objectives as a University are to Provide facilities for learning and give instructions and training in such areas of knowledge that will produce sound and mentally equipped graduates, who will provide intellectual leadership in academic institutions, industry, and the public sector through the Total Man Concept approach; Develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees, and higher degrees, which emphasize planning, adaptive and technological maintenance, developmental and productive skills; promote by research and other means, the advancement of knowledge and its practical; Application to social, cultural, economic, scientific, and technological problems; Encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour; Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists, researchers, industries, trade services, and other bodies; and Relate its activities to Nigeria's technological, scientific, and socio-economic needs and undertake other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard. Their core values are the defining components of the Covenant University vision. They reflect our beliefs in the encrypted truths that firmly define our purpose and the underlining ethos of our existence as a University. 


Below is the Top 10 Covenant University Graduates Blazing the Trail in the Entertainment Industry.

1. Ini Dima-Okojie



Inibokun Iguerehi Dima-Okojie popularly known as Ini Dima Okojie was born on June 24, 1990. She is a Nigerian actress from Edo state, Nigeria. She studied International Relation in Covenant University. Ini Dima-Okojie also studied in other schools like New York Film Academy (NYFA). She is an actress and style Icon by profession. She resigned from her job in investment banking to enroll at the New York Film Academy. She started her career with the first television appearance on Taste of Love and she has featured on many films including the multicultural romcom, Namaste Wahala in 2021 and the Netflix Nigerian original thriller, Blood Sisters (2022 series) in 2022.

2. Adebukola Oladipupo



Adebukola Oladipupo was born on 23rd May, 1994 in London but educated in Lagos. She has two siblings. Oladipupo had her primary education in Bellina Nursery and Primary School Akoka, Lagos. She also attended Babcock High School and Caleb International School for her secondary education. She studied Management Information Systems at Covenant University and also studied drama in other courses. Oladipupo inspiration to go into acting came when she was still an undergraduate at Covenant University during a church service when the pastor told them to turn their talent into it skills.


3. Mimi Onalaja



Mimi Onalaja was born on 25th September 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her mother who had a full time job took care of her and her siblings because her dad was in the army and moved around a lot. She graduated from studied International Relation and graduated in 2010 from Covenant University. She also attended other schools like New York Film Academy. She is a Nigerian actress, TV host, writer, presenter, actress, blogger, model, media and television personality. She is the host of 'The Future Awards Africa'. Mimi also hosted the ELOY awards in 2016. Mimi joined EbonyLife TV, an entertainment television station in 2014. Mimi worked in a corporate organization before joining the media world which has been her dreams from her early years.

4. Ric Hassani


Ikechukwu Eric Ahiauzu better known as Ric Hassani born on 6 January 1989 in Port Harcourt. He  is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and musician. His song Genres includes Soul, Reggae and Pop. He is Also known as Rico Slim. He studied Survey in Covenant University. He also studied in other schools like University of Survey. 

5. Simi (singer)


Popularly known by her stage name, Simi, Simisola Bolatito Kosoko (née Ogunleye) was born on April 19, th, 1988 in Ojuelegba, Surulere, Lagos State. Simi is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. She studied Mass Communication in Covenant University. She started her career as a gospel singer, releasing her debut studio album in 2008, titled Ogaju she also played as one of the top judges in the season 7 of Nigerian idol Tv show in 2022. .She gained prominence in 2014 after releasing "Tiff", a song that was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2015. She released her second studio album Simisola on September 8, 2017.Her third studio album Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was released to coincide with her thirty-first birthday on April 19, 2019. She launched her record label Studio Brat in June 2019.


6. Chike


Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka was born on January 28, 1993, popularly known by his stage name CHIKE, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actor. He studied Computer Engineering and graduated in the year 2014 from Covenant University. He is known for participating in the Nigerian reality competition Project Fame West Africa and finishing in second place on Season 1 of The Voice Nigeria. Chike made his acting debut as Mayowa Badmus on the Africa Magic Showcase Telenovela Battleground.


7. Nonso Amadi


Nonso Amadi (born September 1, 1995) is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and music producer. He is a self-taught songwriter and music producer who embarked on his music career in 2012, while at Covenant University, where he studied chemical engineering. He also attend other schools like Swansea University, United Kingdom and Mcmaster University, Canada.

8. Bez


Emmanuel Bez Idakula, known as Bez was born on 10th November, 1983 in Plateau State is a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and composer, working in a genre known as "alternative soul", a hybrid of soul, rock, jazz and R&B. He graduated from Covenant University with a degree in Information and Communication Technology in 2007.  He was featured in Pulse Magazine as number one on the list of "Top 12 Musicians To Look Out For in 2014".


9. Bimbo Ademoye


Abimbola Aisha Ademoye professionally known as Bimbo Ademoye was born on February 4, 1991, in Lagos State where she grew up with his father after the parents went separate ways when she was 2-years-old. She is a Nigerian actress, model well known for her role in the Nollywood movie Backup Wife in 2017. Bimbo Ademoye Being that she grew up in Lagos, she attended St. Margarets Primary School, Ikorodu, Lagos, and Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne, Ogun State for her primary and secondary education. She proceeded to Covenant University, Ota where she obtained a degree in Business Administration in 2016.


10. Etinosa Idemudia


Etinosa Idemudia is a Nigerian actress, social media influencer and film maker was born on 9th March, in Warri Delta. In 2011, she obtained a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering. In 2016, She also attended other schools like Royal Arts Academy, Lagos Nigeria owned by Emem Isong where she obtained Diploma in performing Arts. She is best known for her online comedy skits which she began producing and sharing, first on her instagram channel featuring various Nollywood actors including Daniel K Daniel. She is also known for her break-out role as Amanda in the sitcom Chairman and her first feature film production The Washerman, which after the release of its trailer, experienced massive anticipation from her fans.