Children’s Day is a commemorative date celebrated annually in honor of children, whose date of observance varies by country. In 1925, International Children’s Day was first proclaimed in Geneva during the World Conference on Child Welfare. Since 1950, it is celebrated on 1 June in most Communist and post-Communist countries. World Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th of November to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1959
Children’s Day began on the second Sunday of June in 1857 by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts: Leonard held a special service dedicated to, and for the children
To mark this years children day, CELEBRITY-PROFILE will be sharing some childhood photos of Nigerian celebrities
Try not to laugh too much….
1. Davido (Musician)
Now the biggest name in Nigerian music, Davido was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was also partly raised in Lagos.
2. Tiwa Savage (Musician)
Before she started selling records with her fantastic voice, Savage was born in Lagos and grew up in London.
3. PSquare (Musician)
PSquare’s childhood photo
They might be solo acts nowadays, but Paul and Peter were inseparable twins while growing up in Jos.
4. Genevieve Nnaji (Actor)
Genevieve Nnaji’s childhood photo
Born and raised in Mbaise, Imo State, the Nollywood icon conquered the world to become one of the most famous Nigerians.
5. Simi (Musician)
Simi’s childhood photos
Surulere born, Simi is now one of the leading Nigerian music acts.
6. 2baba (Musician)
2baba’s childhood photo
Popularly known as 2face, the legendary music star was born in Jos and spent parts of his growing years in Makurdi, Benue State.
7. Funke Akindele (Actress)
Funke Akindele (Instagram)
Akindele has been in the limelight since she was a teen. She was born in Ikorodu, Lagos and broke out as a teenage actor in a teen sitcom.
8. Yemi Alade (Musician)
Yemi Alade and his dad (Instagram)
Yemi has made her name as one of the best performers in Nigerian music. Born in Abia State, she also grew up in Lagos.
9. Teni (Musician)
Teni The Entertainer
Teni has, in recent years, become one of the most famous voices in Nigeria. Before becoming a top-rated artist, she had been on our screen from when she was a kid.
Teni acted in the popular kid show, KKB Show, many years ago.
10. Burna Boy (Musician)
Burna Boy’s childhood photo
11. Laycon (Reality TV show)
Laycon’s childhood photo
Gain popularity from the big Big Brother Naija platform. He was born and raised in Lagos.
12. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (Media personality)
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s childhood photo
Fashion icon, TV host, lawyer; Ebuka is the complete package. He was born and raised in Benin City.
13. Erica (Reality TV show)
Erica Nlewedim’s childhood photo
Erica is one of the famous names from the 2020 Big Brother Naija show. She was born in Abia State.
14. Adekunle Gold (Musician)
Adekunle Gold’s childhood photo
It was gradual, but Gold has finally gotten himself to the top of the Nigerian music scene. He was born and raised in Lagos.
15. Flavour (Musician)
From Enugu, Flavour has sung himself into the heart of everyone across every continent in the world. The singer was born and raised in Enugu.
16. Don Jazzy (Musician)
There are several sides to Don Jazzy. He has been a mean-face music mogul and is currently the most cerebral celebrity in Nigeria. Jazzy was born and raised in Lagos.
17. Falz (Musician)
Falz is one of Nigeria’s top rappers; he has been for a slew of years now. He was born and raised in Lagos.
18. Tekno (Musician)
Tekno ‘s childhood photo
A certified hitmaker, Techno was born in Bauchi and was raised in several parts of the country.
19. Timaya (Musician)
Timaya’s childhood photo
Since he blew up in 2006, Timaya has been one of the consistent hitmakers in Nigerian music. He was born and raised in Port Harcourt.