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10 Nigerian Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Are Lawyers

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There are a lot of Nigerian celebrities who wanted to have a career outside of entertainent, but decided to follow their passion which somewhat paid off.

A couple of celebrities studied law and were called to bar, but have since refused to practice the profession. Come along with us as we give you a listicle about top Nigerian celebrities who studied law.



1. Richard Mofe-Damijo
Richard Mofe-Damijo is a Nigerian actor and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State. In 1997 Mofe-Damijo returned to the university to study law at the University of Lagos and graduated in 2004.



2. Funke Akindele
Akindele Olufunke Ayotunde is a Nigerian actress and producer. Funke starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

The 42-year old actress obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos. While she is not a practising lawyer, Funke said in an interview that she might practise later on in life.



3. Femi Adebayo
Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer, film actor, director, producer and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami.

He attended Kwara State polytechnic for a diploma in Legal Studies but gained admission into University of Ilorin to study Law and graduated in 2001. He was called to Bar in 2003, and got a Masters in Law from the University of Ibadan in 2006.



4. Falz
Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor. His both parents are lawyers and he decided to join their profession as he also studied law.

He is an alumnus of the University of Reading England, having graduated with an LLB honors degree in Law and was called to the bar in 2012 after graduating from the Nigeria Law School in Abuja.


5. Tara Durotoye
Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian beauty entrepreneur and lawyer. A pioneer in the bridal makeup profession in Nigeria, she launched the first bridal directory in 1999, set up international standard makeup studios and established the first makeup school in Nigeria.

She graduated from the Lagos State University, with a degree in Law.


6. Lepacious Bose
Lepacious Bose whose real name is **** Ogunboye, is a popular Nigerian Comedienne, actress and entertainer. She is a lawyer and also studied theatre arts. She decided to study law to fulfil her father's life long wish.


7. Omawumi
Omawumi Megbele, known by her stage name Omawumi, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress of Itsekiri ethnicity.

She graduated from Ambrose Alli University with a Law degree.


8. Omotunde Adebowale
Omotunde Adebowale David is a Nigerian radio presenter who hosts the radio programme, ‘Oga Madam’ on Wazobia FM 94.1. She is also an actress.

She is a graduate of Law from Lagos State University and she later went to law school.


9. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin' Minds talk show on Channels TV

He graduated in December 2010 from the Washington College of Law of the American University Washington DC, with Master of Laws degree specialisations in Intellectual Property as well as Communications law from the Law and Government program.


10. Kemi Adetiba
Kemi Adetiba is a Nigerian music video director, filmmaker, and television director whose works have appeared on Channel O, MTV Base, Soundcity TV, BET and Netflix.

Kemi has a law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka and was called to bar after one year at Nigeria Law School.

Kemi has a law degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka and was called to bar after one year at Nigeria Law School.