3 Nigerian entertainers who are trained lawyers

3 Nigerian entertainers who are trained lawyers

The Nigerian entertainment industry was once seen as a sector for dropouts who had nothing to do before taking up entertainment.

1. Falz Folarin Falana



They say a fruit does not fall far from the tree so it’s no surprise that Falz Falana turned out to be a lawyer. Falz’ dad, Femi Falana SAN, is one of the most prominent lawyers in Nigeria.

Falz gained a lot of popularity a few years ago when he first started with his short skits on social media before his music career began to gain a lot of momentum.


It didn’t take long before we got to find out that Falz was the son of the legal luminary, Falana.

Falz studied law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom before returning to the country.

We predict that after a successful career in music, Falz will return to the legal world, maybe as an entertainment lawyer.

2. Omawumi



Omawumi became famous in 2007 as the runner-up on of the first edition of the ‘West African Idols‘. Since then she has gone on to become one of the biggest female singers from this part of the world.


Omawumi studied law at Ambrose Alli UniversityEkpoma and practiced for a while.

Omawumi also studied French…beauty and brains right? Omawumi is now married with kids but we think she too might one day pick up that wig and storm the courtroom.

3. Richard Mofe-Damijo

For years to come, the entertainment world will continue to talk and sing the praises of Richard Mofe-Damijo for his outstanding and yet to be rivaled acting career. He has remained one of the most sought after and influential actors in Nigeria.


The Delta state-born actor and politician first studied Theatre Arts at the University of Benin. He later went back to the University of Lagos in 1997 where he bagged a Law degree.

Damijo at some point took a break from acting to delve into politics and served as the Commissioner of Culture and Tourism in his home state, Delta.



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