Nollywood actress Kiki Omeili is a graduate of medicine from the University of Lagos.
However, sometime during her youth service, she decided to change career paths and pursue acting instead. The decision baffled a lot of people as it seemed crazy and foolish at the time but there was nothing anyone could do to change her mind.
In a recent interview with Punch, she talked about the reactions she got when she decided to change careers, her journey so far, what she thinks about Nollywood, amongst other things.
She said about the reactions:
“Some people think I’m crazy to have quit medicine for a career in acting. I’m just doing what I love. When I was in secondary school, I was always interested in stage performances and debates. When it was time for me to go to the university, I chose to study Medicine. However, by the time I was done studying Medicine, I realised that I was still drawn to the arts. I practised for a little while, but I needed to go with my passion.”
Read the full interview here