Filmmaker, Ayo Shonaiaya, was at the moment November 27th, called to the Nigerian bar. The prolific film maker who educated as a Lawyer in the UK, introduced his commencement from the Nigerian Legislation Faculty this night. He shared this photograph of himself in his gown and wrote;
”One factor I realised in Nigeria is, no person cares when you’re a UK Lawyer for 19yrs, you might be NOT a Lawyer in Nigeria till you go to the Nigerian Legislation Faculty, Go the Nigerian Bar Examination and get Called to the Nigerian Bar! Nicely, at the moment I did simply that. Began in Bwari in the FCT (Bar1), then proceeded to the Legislation Faculty Lagos Campus (Bar2), studied very arduous, showered with chilly water on Campus, attended courses on a regular basis (typically until 7pm!), served Externship in Court docket and Chambers for three months and survived 2 well being scares. However in the finish, at the moment I thank God, my spouse & youngsters (my best pleasure and supporters membership), my Mum, my brothers and sisters, my buddies, my mom inlaw Felicia, my youngsters “in Legislation” Ire and Foza, fellow college students, Lecturers, my guys (awon temi) non-academic workers at Lagos Campus, Life Benchers who signed my kind, and naturally MYSELF, for pushing myself in opposition to all odds to do that.
Why did I do that? 2 causes: (1) To provoke authorized reform in some areas of Legislation in Nigeria, particularly Leisure Legislation, and (2) By no means to disappoint my youngsters in something I do, as all of them consider I’m the coolest Dad in the world! Now that I’m formally a Nigerian Lawyer, we begin work subsequent week. Any further, no matter you see me do, say or provoke in the Authorized house in Nigeria, simply know that I’ve been engaged on this for a very long time and it’s for the final good of this Nation. Thanks very a lot, e se gan ?