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Talk To Steph: Should I Pursue A Masters Degree Or A Career In Acting?

Good morning Stephanie,

My name is Adaku Okeke. I have seen the movie DRY. It’s very touching and I cried also. I want an opinion from you. I got an admission into UNILAG for my Masters degree but I want to pursue my dream in acting. Please I need an advice or guidance and I don’t want to regret my decisions. I anticipate your response.


I got this email above from a reader of this blog just this morning. I quite understand the difficult position you are in Adaku. For you to apply for a Masters degree, pass the qualification test and get an admission, then it should be something you really desire. A career in Acting is also a good thing if you are very talented at it. You didn’t state the course you are going to study, but it it has something to do with Acting and the Performing Arts, then its a plus for you. You also didn’t state if you have already started acting in some productions or if you just want to launch your acting career.

However, I’d advise that you do both. If you do pursue a career in Acting, the beginning will be tough. You will not get jobs landing at your doorstep so often at the beginning so it will be good to have something to fall back upon. It will also be an added achievement for you to have this degree. Whatever you choose, make sure you are passionate about it. 

Be prepared to work really hard. You can achieve all you want to achieve this year if you set your mind to it. Also, pray for God’s direction and favour in all you do.

I wish you the very best!


So, what are your thoughts on this? What do you think Adaku should do? Please drop your advice in the comment box below.

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