Do you think lawyers are not talented or do you think that the sole talent a lawyer has is to quote sections and subsections?
Education is an essential part of human life. The value of education cannot be set aside as it creates a plethora of benefits.
Here’s a list of famous Nigerian celebrities you weren’t acquainted with the law profession.
1. Richard Mofe Damijo:
Veteran Nollywood star, known as RMD. He received his first degree in Theater Arts from the University of Benin.
In 1997, RMD returned to the University of Lagos to get a law degree to fulfill his mother’s wish of him becoming a lawyer.
2. Funke Akindele:
Who would have thought that Funke Akindele aka “Jenifa” had a legal background?
It was first mass communication at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic where she obtained an ordinary national diploma. She later ended up studying law at the University of Lagos. After getting her first role in television Drama “I Need to Know”, she graduated and continued acting. She didn’t go to law school as acting became a career choice for her. She won an award for Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/Tv series) -Moms At War at Africa Magic viewer’s choice award (AMVCA)
3. Kemi Adetiba: Kemi started her journey into the media industry as a law undergraduate. She started out as an on-air personality at Rhythm 93.7. She headlined two commercials for the Detergent brand OMO when she was a child. She went to the New York film Academy to hone her skills. Kemi is the brain behind several music videos and the award-winning movie “The Wedding Party” and several nominations for “King of Boys” at the AMVCA’S 2020.
4. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu:
TV celebrity Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has been a force in the entertainment industry to reckon with.
Upon graduating from the University of Abuja, Ebuka became a contestant on the reality TV series Big Brother Nigeria in 2006.
Ebuka has never given up the media focus since then and has done well for himself, from hosting shows to having his TV program “Rubbin Minds.”
Not only does Ebuka have a degree in law, but he also holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Washington. No one knows, he might return to his first love.
5. Folarin Falana:
Folarin Falana, who goes by the stage name “Falz,” is the son of an experienced lawyer and civic commentator Femi Falana.
Falz studied Law and graduated from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. After law school, Falz pursued his path as a musician and actor.
Falz released an album titled Moral instruction which caused an uproar while tackling some topical issues using his music.
6. Omotunde Adebowale Davies:
Many people were taken aback to know that “Adaku” of “Jenifa’s diary” was of Yoruba origin. Omotunde, who is also known as Lolo 1 is an award-winning presenter, actress and comedian. She hosted the program “Oga Madam” on Wazobia FM 94.1.
She graduated from Lagos State University where she studied Law. She practiced law for 3 years before becoming an on-air personality.
7. Omawumi Megbele:
Omawumi studied Law at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state. Before contesting for West African Idols in 2007, she worked at her brother’s law firm, O.S. Megbele and Associates. Omawumi emerged runner up and since then has become a musical force in the industry.
8. Agunbiade Esther Olaoluwa:
Esther is a Lagos-based lawyer who got called to the bar at the age of 21. She participated in the reality TV show Big brother Naija last year. The rising star made her mark on the show for being the first female to be “Head of House” twice in the “pepper dem” edition. Since the show ended, she has bagged several brand ambassadorship deals, hosting gigs and a possible acting role soon. She’s someone to watch out for.