My Father Felt I Was A Waste Of School Fees When I Started Hawking Pure Water In Skit –Sophia Chisom

Sophia Chisom

Sophia, who spoke in an exclusive interview with BBC News Pidgin, disclosed that she studied Political Science and Public Administration in the University of Port-Harcourt but after graduation, she chose another path which seemingly got her father disappointed in her. 

Sophia said she always had a penchant for entertainment but wasn’t sure of the area to explore. However, upon graduation, she said someone introduced her to content creating with a unique concept of hawking sachet water. She said when her father heard, he felt she was a waste of school fees. 

“My father felt like I was a waste of school fees, to be honest. It felt like you didn’t go to the University to come and be selling pure water” –she narrated. 

Sophia disclosed that she could have got a job at the ministry of petroleum where she served during her NYSC but she doesn’t fancy the idea of working 9-5 daily. 

“I served with Ministry of petroleum. They were paying me very wonderful salary, apart from NYSC salary. If I had pushed for retainment (sic), they would have retained me. But, I know I did not want to do 9-5” –she added.

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On how she started, Sophia said she started with posting pictures on her instagram page until she got a unique concept last year. She said her creative director ran the idea with her and she accepted it. She then created a signature dress for herself, using her mother’s skirt, her T-shirt and a bowl. 

Speaking about some of the challenges of being a comedian, Sophia said some days she is totally blank and out of content ideas and there is funding issue, low engagements and a couple of others. However, she said she keeps pushing. 

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