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5 Rich South African Celebities That Were School Drop-Outs.

The pursuit of an education was once thought to be the key to success, and almost all parents yearned for their children to enter fields like medicine, law, engineering, or other traditionally "noble" professions. But times have changed, and in the twenty-first century, even illiterate celebrities are earning more from their gifts than those in conventional occupations. Since they don't hold bachelor's degrees yet are more successful than the majority of South Africans on average who do, these illiterate superstars from South Africa dispel the idea that education is the secret to success.

1. Somizi Mhlongo

Despite being one of South Africa's most famous people with no formal education, Somizi Mhlongo has enjoyed a prosperous career in the spotlight for more than three decades.

Somizi, whose parents worked in the entertainment business, decided he wanted to be a dancer when he was 12 years old. Somizi revealed in a 2014 interview with eTV that he began attending school at the age of six but realized after only six months that he detested it.

The famous actor, who landed his first acting role when he was just 13, eventually left school in his ninth grade to follow his aspirations. We are pleased with how wonderfully things turned out for him.

2. Cassper Nyovest

Unquestionably one of the most popular rappers in South Africa, Cassper Nyovest has millions of dollars in his bank account and a following of followers. It's surprising that one of the most prosperous uneducated celebrities in South Africa is this multi-award-winning singer and businessman. Cassper attended Mahikeng's Sol Plaatje Secondary School, but he never completed his studies. The 12-year-old rapper excelled in extracurricular activities, particularly sports, but did poorly in school. He began spitting verses at that age. In 2006, after failing his grade 10 examinations, Cassper made the decision to drop out of school and pursue his aspirations. Cassper relocated to Johannesburg in 2008 to launch his profession, and his risk paid off.

3. Prince Kaybee

Prince Kaybee, one of the most skilled spinners in Mzansi, is a famously ignorant person in South Africa.

With 35 siblings, Prince Kaybee, whose true name is Kabelo Motsamai, grew up on a sizable property. The young Kabelo's mother, who was his primary source of income, resided with them. Prince Kaybee left school in Grade 11 because his mother could not pay his tuition. After spending three years living on the streets and visiting numerous clubs in search of work, he eventually found a deejaying position at a Nigerian club, and the rest is, as they say, history.

4. Boity Thulo

Although she was bright in school, Boity Thulo is another well-known South African star who did not finish her education. The celebrity entered Monash University to study criminology and psychology but left early because her mother couldn't pay the tuition. Fortunately for Boity, she is also very talented. Although she struggled in school, her skills in acting and music have allowed her to soar.

5. DJ Maphorisa

Another celebrity from South Africa who has no formal education but is making a fortune from his talent is this platinum-selling deejay and producer.

In an interview with Metro FM, DJ Maphorisa admitted that after finishing high school, he enrolled in college to take technical studies but left to pursue his goals.

The celebrity also acknowledged that, despite his success without a degree, he was having trouble getting contracts and, as a result, had returned to school.

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