Nobody knows what the future holds. It’s fascinating to observe how people get to be with the people they are, to have the professions they do, and to have gone through the many experiences they have.
Teaching is one of life’s most fundamental and important skills, and to develop one’s ability to become a good teacher, it takes a lot of practice, training, strength, and patience.
On today’s list, we’ll be checking out 5 Nigerian celebrities who left their jobs as teachers to pursue a career in entertainment.
1. Yousef: Big Brother Naija contestant Yousef, upon coming on the show, revealed to Nigerians that he actually used to work as a teacher before coming on the show.
Yousef taught secondary school students but said that after the show, he planned on focusing more on modeling, acting, and other jobs in the entertainment sector.
2. Saka: Another actor who is passing on the gift of knowledge is funny man, Afeez Oyetoro, popularly known as Saka. Saka teaches drama at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin in Lagos.
Speaking about his decision to teach and act, Saka told The Punch: “There is little or no difference between teaching and acting. I enjoy doing both.
When you teach in the classroom, you are officially disseminating information. It is almost the same thing as what an actor does on stage or in a film.
3. Sam Dede: Prolific Nollywood actor Sam Dede, a man who has graced the screens for a very long time and still continues to work in the movie industry, is also a lecturer.
In fact, fellow actor Yul Edochie revealed while celebrating Sam Dede’s birthday that he, Sam, actually taught Yul at the University of Port Harcourt.
4. Ozzy Agu: Talented Nollywood actor Ozzy Agu is another man who used to teach children before becoming an actor.
In fact, Ozzy says that it was through being a teacher that he discovered his love for acting.
5. Denrele Edun: Eccentric actor, presenter, and provocateur Denrele Edun, when talking about his interest in having children, revealed that he too used to be a teacher. He said: “I understand children more than many people out there.
I know I act like them because there is a little kid in all of us and maybe because I used to be a teacher. “I took up a teaching job after I left secondary school and I read English Education at the University of Lagos.
So I understand the behavioral pattern of kids. And children love that I can understand and listen to them.”
These stories serve as a reminder that life’s journey can take unexpected turns, leading individuals from the classroom to the spotlight, where they inspire and entertain in different ways.
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