Fast-rising Nigerian comedian Layi Wasabi is quickly becoming the skitmaker of choice for a lot of people. His content, funny and witty, is well thought-out and his signature lawyer character is highly beloved by many who follow him.
During a new interview with Cool FM, Layi Wasabi is opening up about how he came up with the lawyer character, and also spoke about how hard the beginning stage of his career was, and why he was really scared. Here's what Layi Wasabi had to say during his interview.
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Speaking about his lawyer character, the rocky beginning of his career, and why he was so afraid, Layi Wasabi said:
LAYI WASABI: I studied law in school, and how I came about that character online is that I play online experientially. I served at the Ministry of Justice, Ibadan, so there were a lot of lawyers like that.
And whenever I was on an internship, I did most of my internships in Osogbo, court experiences. I never had a one-on-one with many of them.
There were a lot of lawyers hanging around the court premises. My comedic material was from observation; I was able to see these characters and just kind of assume what their day-to-day lives look like.
So that was how I came about the law character.
The beginning was really rough after my few viral videos. I was so much in my head. I have heard a lot of content creators get to that point when they firstly realize fame; they kind of sip into this depression. I was scared and mostly anxious and having a lot of sleepless nights and so it was getting to me. I didn’t know the next step because I didn’t know how to navigate.
It (skit comedy) had always been a long dream but I had to be my own therapist, enjoy this thing, go with the flow and do what I had to do.
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