Lizzy Jay Adebola, known as Omo Ibadan has carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry with her comedy skits, making waves at the moment on the social media.
The Federal Polytechnic Ede graduate, and an indigene of Ile-Ife, Osun State who is a bundle of talents which include guitar playing, dancing, and singing, in a chat with The Nation, reveals how disappointment made her lthe talk of town.
The comedienne revealed that after a failed admission, she decided to make use of her potential while waiting at home. “Disappointment and failure motivated me into doing what I’m doing today. After I graduated from Federal Polytechnic Ede in 2015, I decided to proceed to a university, so I went back for Jamb class in 2016, I wrote another exam, passed and I was offered admission into OAU to study Microbiology department, after printing the admission letter.
Narrating her ordeal, “And because I already gained admission I didn’t bother obtaining HND form. Registration started around February 2017 and I couldn’t find my name on their portal anymore, I thought it was a small thing so I went to see the Registrar of OAU Mr. Awoyemi, he told me to write a letter to the school senate, which I did.
“After I wrote the letter and we got talking at a point he asked me “Miss. Why Microbiology? Why not Dramatic art, why not journalism? Why not develop your abilities? I’ve never met you before but with the little discussion we had and the way you challenged me and even in the letter you wrote, I am convinced you have potentials you’re yet to discover.”
“I wasn’t moved immediately with everything he said. All I wanted was that something should be done about my admission. Well the admission failed and I was very disappointed and down, because I felt I lost in double ways, my mates that we finished OND together were back for their HND in the same school but I couldn’t, since I didn’t obtain the form and the OAU I relied on had also failed me.
On how she became motivated, “There is a saying that nobody can motivate you except you motivate yourself. In the midst of disappointment, I started motivating myself, believing in my own abilities, started working more on things I know I can do. I could remember telling my guitar teacher Mr Kenneth that within the period of a year that I would be at home, my potential must speak for me and I must be known for my abilities. It actually worked out for me, as it seems that I have been able to do something that people are relating with. I have become a brand on my own”