Popular Nigerian skit maker Mc lively has explained why he dumped his legal profession for comedy.
During the interview, with Chude Jideonwo, Mc lively revealed he struggled with the decision to dump law for comedy.
Mc lively said though he enjoyed his profession as a lawyer and excelled at it, but that he wasn’t feeling fulfilled in it. And it was a huge problem for him to make people understand his interest as a comedian.
Comparing his life to that of singer, Falz, who also dumped law for entertainment, Mc Lively concluded in his statement by saying that Falz is an inspiration and mentor to him
In his statement:
“I love law so much, and I excelled at it. But there’s such a struggle between what one does in school, and what obtains in real life.
I mean, how do I go to law school and spend such huge amounts of money, and straight out of Law School, I’m being offered N5,000 per month. And before I even got that particular one, I had gone to 3 or 4 different chambers. Now, imagine what I would have to go through when I want to get an actual job.
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It was such a huge problem when I was in law school, telling people that I wanted to be a comedian. People would always ask why I spent 5 years, including law school, just to end up as a comedian.
Most times, when you want to do something, it’s always easier when there’s someone who has done that same thing. And I’m usually like Falz the Bahd Guy also he studied Law too. I just want to say, Thank you, boss; that’s one of my greatest inspirations and mentors.”
Michael Sani Amanesi, known by his stage name MC Lively hails from Agenebode, Edo State, Nigeria.
Lively is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he studied law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016.
He then began his comedy career in 2015, and broke into limelight through his funny skits “Agidi” where he talked about events and real life issues happening in Nigeria.
MC Lively further kicked off his acting career in 2018 movie “Seven and Half Date”. He has gone ahead to feature in “Fate of Alakada”, “Survivors”, “Breaded Life, “The Razz Guy” , “Introducing The Kujus”, “Dear Affy”, and “The Real Lagos Fake Life”.
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