Mark Angel: The Vision and Belief I Had Were Stronger Than the Discouragement

Mark Angel Recounts Encounter with Discouraging Friend Before Fame

Popular Nigerian skit maker and content creator, Mark Angel, has recounted his encounter with a friend who discouraged him from pursuing a career in skit making in 2013, before he gained prominence.

In a recent interview with Teju Babyface, Mark Angel said he almost abandoned comedy due to the challenges and discouraging comments from friends.

He recalled how a friend working with Shell Nigeria mocked him, describing the act as “foolishness” and questioning if it was skits he wanted to use to feed his family.

Mark Angel said that despite coming to the limelight in 2015, he didn’t achieve a financial breakthrough until the following year.

He noted that there were many times he got discouraged, but the vision and belief he had were stronger than the discouragement.

Mark Angel’s Friend Now Works for Him

Mark Angel said that his friend who discouraged him back then now works in his construction company. He said he teases him about how he was mocking him during his days as a struggling skit maker.


Mark Angel’s story is an inspiration to anyone who is pursuing their dreams, despite the challenges and discouragement they may face. It is a reminder that with perseverance and hard work, anything is possible.

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