The 58-year-old, who became aÂ certified lawyer after being called to the Nigerian bar, spoke with BBC Igbo, where he also bared his thoughts on what is in store for his acting career.
âItâs not easy o! If you say it is, then have a go at it. About 2500 of us were examined. 700 failed. Itâs no secret; itâs in the books. Law schools donât discern between the rich and the poor,â he said.
âYou canât influence results. Up to three people mark a script. So you canât say you failed because an examiner hates you. Youâre expected to attend 75 percent of the lectures.
âMake even 74.99 percent and youâre out. In my set, five people died. There was this young man who read on January first until he collapsed and died. Our exams started on January 10.
âItâs not something you survive only to see people joke about you when youâre back just because they used to see you on TV. If you see lawyers, value them because theyâve gone through a lot.â
On the rationales for his decision to opt for law even after a successful acting career,Â Kanayo O KanayoÂ said he applied for the course as a young man at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) but was offered an alternative.