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“I Wanted To Be A Medical Doctor, But Poverty Stopped My Dream” – Seyi Law


“I Wanted To Be A Medical Doctor, But Poverty Stopped My Dream” – Seyi Law

Seyi Law

Seyi Law

One of Nigeria foremost comedian, Seyi Law may not have become as popular as he is today. In fact, it was actually lack of funds that pushed him to turn to comedy as a last resort.

In a recent chat with Saturday Beats, Seyi Law said he actually got admission to study Medicine twice, but he couldn’t pursue his dream because there was no money to fund his education.

“I didn’t plan to be a comedian; it was my cousin who saw the talent in me and felt I could do it. When I started out in August, 2005; he introduced me on stage for the first time. And at a point, I just decided to make it a career. I wanted to be a medical doctor. A lot of my colleagues would tell you I was brilliant in the line of science. I even got admission to study Medicine twice. But then, it was at the point when we had financial challenges and it was so difficult for me to continue running the admission. I remember I started attending classes at one particular point but I had to pull back eventually to start contributing to the sustenance of the family with menial jobs that I did to earn stipends. But thank God for what we have today.”

“I knew that if I was going to really succeed in this business, I had to remain relevant for the first ten years, and by the special grace of God, the dream has come true. Even after the first 10 years now, we are still going to do greater things. Winning two awards just a week after my ten years celebration means that it can only get better.”

Bukunmi Oyelude

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