Nigerian comedian, Michael Sani Amanesi, popularly known as Mc Lively, has opened up about his struggles with his profession.
Mc Lively, a law graduate, in an interview, revealed how he struggled with the decision to dump law for comedy.
Mc Lively, who thought that he enjoyed his profession as a lawyer and excelled at it, said wasn’t feeling fulfilled in the law practice.
According to him, it was a huge problem to make people understand his interest as a comedian.
Comparing his life to that of singer, Falz, who is also a law graduate, Mc Lively described Falz as an inspiration and his mentor.
His words, “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.
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.”