• Neo disclosed that the amount of siblings he has made him not to want to be like anyone. He teases that his limelight in entertainment made him quit studying Law.
Neo Mobor Akpofure, the former Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown Housemate has opened up that he’s not going back to school to finish the Law.
The Delta State-native noted this during interview with Punch, where he equally mentioned that he first graduated from University with a degree in Philosophy.
Neo explains that after graduating with a degree in Philosophy, he was in his third year of studying Law before Covid-19 hit in 2020.
He added that his life changed after he took part in the Big Brother Naija show. And being born in a family of over 30 siblings, he has learnt not to be like anybody. Neo disclosed that more than 10 of his siblings are lawyers, hence his decision to quit studying Law to focus on his entertainment career.
“This (acting) is my dream. I am doing what I love, and getting paid for it. I was studying Philosophy when I took another Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, and I eventually got admission to study Law.
“I actually juggled both for some time. I later graduated from Philosophy and was in my third year of studying Law before COVID-19 came. I also went for BBN and my life changed, so I am not sure I will be going back to study Law. As a matter of fact, I never really want to study Law anyway.
“I have more than 10 siblings who are lawyers. I’m not trying to follow in anybody’s shadow. Rather, I am trying to create one for myself. Coming from a family with over 30 siblings made me not to want to be like anybody else.
“I am just happy that I was able to find myself at the point that I did and so far, I’m not like any of my siblings, and nobody is like me. If not for my father, siblings and other family members, I won’t have studied Law.”
Neo, who recently acted his first ever movie titled, Palava, alongside actress, Jemima Osunde, stated that he fell in love with the actress while on set.
He said, “I fell in love with Jemima for this movie; I had to. I felt like she was the one person that would bring out my character the right way.
“I played a supporting character to hers. One of the best scenes in the movie was when I was talking to my girlfriend in a car and I went off script, and said some nice things.”