Popular skit maker and content creator, Mark Angel has recounted how he almost abandoned comedy due to challenges and discouraging comments from friends.
Speaking in a recent interview, Mark Angel recalled how a friend who was working with Shell Nigeria mocked him during his days as a struggling skit maker, questioning if it was skits he wanted to use to feed his family.
“One day, I was coming back home from the location with my laptop and camera, and Alloy who was working with Shell Nigeria stopped me to say, ‘Mark, you intend to provide for your family with skits? Really? This ‘foolishness’ is your plan to take care of your family? Just wandering and trekking aimlessly with laptop? At least, pay for a ride on a commercial motorcycle!”
“Alloy who was discouraging me back then now works in my construction company. He works for me now. So every time, I teased him about how he was mocking me during my days as a struggling skit maker.” He said.
He stated that he started making skits in 2013 but gained the spotlight in 2015. He said even at that he didn’t achieve financial breakthrough until the next year.