Nigerian skit-maker, Michael Sani Amanesi, popularly known as MC Lively, has revealed why he does not practice law despite being called to the Nigerian Bar Association in 2016.
The comedian revealed during a chat with media personality, Chude Jideonwo that he really loves law and excelled at it in school but he got to realise that there was a huge difference between what one expects while still studying and what one meets in the real world.
According to the graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, the reason he refused to practice law was because he was offered N5,000 to work at a law firm.
He said the N5,000 salary he was offered was really upsetting, and that was after he had visited different chambers to look for work after completing his NYSC programme.
MC Lively said; “I love law so much. I excelled at it so much. I really really loves it. But there was such a struggle between what you do in school and things in real life. It’s so different.
“I mean, how do I go to law school, spent such huge amount of money and coming out as a corper, and you are telling me that you can pay me N5,000 per month? To do what?
“No, it was really upsetting. And I remember that before I even got that particular one, I had to go look for work by myself in different chambers. Before I got that particular one, I had gone to like three or four chambers, they said, so sorry, there’s nothing they can do. NYSC, this is not even like the real job o. This is just NYSC.
“So, imagine what you would have to go through even when you are done with the NYSC and you want a real job, an actual job.”