- A lot of young Nigerians are all about getting involved in careers that can significantly increase their earning potentials
- Legit.ng recently conducted an online poll that gave participants an opportunity to pitch their tents under desired fields in the entertainment industry
- Interestingly, majority of the participants snubbed acting, singing and comedy for a career in the sports industry
Apart from the rush for the tech industry, a lot of young Nigerians are now giving stronger considerations to careers in the entertainment industry.
Understandably, this is not unrelated to the larger-than-life lifestyle which is often portrayed by those who have decided to put their all into singing, acting or telling jokes.
In light of this, Legit.ng recently conducted a social media poll in a bid to find out which area of the entertainment industry Nigerians are more drawn to.
The participants had the option of choosing from acting, singing, sports and comedy.
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Even with stories of skit makers who are occasionally splashing millions on new cars and mansions, only 4.9% of responders considered a career in the comedy industry.
Another 9.7% of participants pitched their tents in the Nollywood industry as they expressed interest in acting.
25.2% of responders expressed their interest in considering a career path in the Nigerian music industry.
In a surprising turn of events, over 60.2% voted in favour of sports as the only career path they can consider in the entertainment industry.
Check out the poll results below:
Nigerian-American woman opens up on decision to leave the entertainment industry
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian-American evangelist explained why she left acting with Nollywood to become an ambassador of Christ and his church.
Joy Edjeren said she was healed of an ailment that could have damaged her through God's intervention and without drugs. Edjeren also said her experience with her health and God made her write a book about her life on earth.
Her narration read in part:
"At some point, I had left for the US even when I had not finished my business in Ghana. I wanted to buy new dresses to fit into the roles I was to play in the films being produced in Ghana. On my way back to Ghana, after shopping in the US, I found out I was struggling with my health, I had to call my sister for prayers, which made me feel a bit better. Getting to Ghana my health issue increased, which made me miss the movie shoot. I was moved to different doctors but no solution."