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Law and entertainment are two profoundly opposite disciplines, yet, some individuals still manage to dabble into both worlds and make something of themselves. It gets even more interesting when you discover your favourite celebrities once rocked the judicial gowns and wigs but are now in the electric world of entertainment.

Here are some of your favourite celebrities you may have never imagined went to Law School

Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba has come to be identified, in recent years, as one of the most prolific filmmakers and directors in Nollywood. However, she didn’t take the route of entertainment when she attended University. Although Kemi always knew she would take the entertainment route, she studied Law at the University to secure a safety net for herself. Once she was done with school, she went on to pursue her passion for entertainment and has since been successful. With all her achievements, one can definitely say, she had everything well thought-out.


Richard Mofe-Damijo

There is no doubt that Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), is a terrific actor and has made a great impact in Nollywood. Yet, behind the scenes, he is one of the few celebrities that has a Law Degree. Although the veteran actor initially studied Theatre Arts in school, he later attended the University of Benin where he studied Law. Most faithful fans of Richard would be familiar with his sound ability to write and also for his involvement in politics a few years back. Perhaps, these are the lawyer in him at play.



Falana Folarin also known as Falz is an accomplished actor, comedian, and musicianwho interestingly didn’t attend university to study any of the mentioned disciplines above. Falz followed in the footsteps of his popular activist father, Femi Falana, by studying Law at the “University of Reading” in the United Kingdom. Given the way in which Falz expresses his views through his music, there are signs that he may return to the legal world in the future.


Funke Akindele

Most would hardly imagine that the endearing “Jenifa” also known as Funke Akindele once attended Law school. Although funny, charismatic, and a successful entertainer, Funke’s initially studied Mass Communication at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic before attending the University of Lagos to study Law. Funke proves that we can have both serious and fun interests.


Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has made his name as one of the most entertaining show hosts in Nigeria. His eloquence, style, and charisma are some of the most revered qualities he is known for. Interestingly, he acquired a degree in Law at the University of Abuja and went on to bag a Masters degree from the University Of Washington. He is, in fact, another celebrity on this list that shows indications he may be returning to his “barrister” roots in future.


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This article was first published on 26th March 2019


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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