16 Nigerian Celebrities You Never Knew Are Lawyers

10. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

TV personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has been a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.

After obtaining a Law degree from the University of Abuja, Ebuka came into public consciousness as contestant on the reality television show Big Brother Nigeria in 2006.

Ebuka has never left the public glare since then.

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Ebuka does not only have a degree in Law, he also has a Master degree in it.


9. Folake Akindele-Coker

Fashion designer and beautiful daughter of Ibadan billionaire, Chief Akindele, Folake Coker, is a qualified lawyer with a Master degree in Petroleum Law.

Folake Coker, the brains behind Tiffany Amber quickly recognised her passion for fashion and traded her wig and gown for scissors and tapes establishing her luxury line Tiffany Amber as far back as 1998.


8. Lolo 1 of Wazobia FM

Populaly known as Omotunde Adebowale Davies,Lolo 1 is a graduate of Lagos state Univeristy, Ojo where she studied Law.

She practiced the law profession for three years before she left her wig and gown to be an on-air-personality.

She roks the airwaves as the Lolo1 on popular Pidgin English speaking radio station, Wazobia FM.


7. Lisa Folawiyo

She is the creative Director of Jewel by Lisa and originator of embellished ankara prints.

Lisa attended the University of Lagos where she obtained a Law degree.

She established Jewel by Lisa in 2005 and quickly became a force to reckon with as her creative style captured the attention of the international fashion world.

Jewel by Lisa has been rocked by celebrities like Solange Knowles, Kendal Jenner and Catt Sandler of E! etc.


6. Omawumi Megbele

Omawumi graduated from the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo state where studied law in 2005.

She worked briefly at her brother’s law firm, O.S Megbele and Associates before she contesting for the Idols West Africa in 2007.

Omawumi embraced entertainment through her participating in West African Idols where she emerged as the first runner up and ever since she has embraced music forgetting her wigs and gown.


5. Funke Bucknor-Obruthe

Despite having a musician father, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe studied Law in the University of Lagos but knew their hearts lay elsewhere.

Funke worked very briefly with St Matthew Daniel and Balogun law firm after her graduation before the pioneer events coordinating company with her Zapphaire Events company.

4. Tosyn Bucknor

On-Air-Personality and sister to Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Tosyn Bucknor also read Law in the University of Lagos.

Tosyn started her romance with the media as an undergraduate with her weekly column in The Guardian newspaper.

Asides singing, she currently works as an OAP with Top 90.9fm and also has written scripts for shows like Amstel Malta Box-office season 2&3 and The Apprentice Africa.


3. Sasha P

Nigeria female rapper, Sasha P, is a graduate of Law from the University of Lagos.

She has also delved into fashion designing. She is the most decorated Nigerian female rapper in history.


2. Falz

For somebody like Falz many were taken aback when he abandoned Law which foe entertainment.

This is because Falz, born Folarin Falana is the son of erudite lawyer and social commentator, Femi Falana.

Falz studied Law in the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

After Law school Falz worked in his father’s chambers for a while before following his heart desire.

Today Falzs sings and has spread his entertainment tentacle to acting.


1. Lepacious Bose

Bose Osayemi abandoned the sobriety of the law profession for the excitement of the entertainment industry.

Lepacious Bose is one of the few female comedians in the country.

Her stage name, Lepacious Bose is a contradiction of her former stature but it has really worked for her.

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