I was a disappointment to my father – Femi Branch

Nollywood actor, Femi Branch has revealed his father was disappointed at him when he delved into acting, and wanted to disown him.

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Femi Branch who is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, revealed that his father wanted him to actually become a lawyer.

In an interview with punchng.com, the popular actor how his father’s expectations of having a lawyer son were cut off and how their relationship was severed. He said;

“It was a serious matter for me at home when I decided to study theatre arts because my father always wanted a lawyer. It was so bad that he had to go back to the University of Ibadan to take a diploma course in law; he really wanted one of his children to become a lawyer but I could not have been bothered.

For him, it was a disappointment and he almost did not contact me for about two years. Our fight was settled when I did a commercial for MTN. I was not in Lagos and we had not spoken for a long time before that and out of the blue, I got a call from my dad; he was asking me how I was doing. He said that he saw the advertisement and congratulated me on it.

I called my mother later and she was the one that told me that one of my father’s friends had seen the billboard and called his attention to it. He went there to check. It was not easy but I am thankful for the fact that they were later glad that I took the decision that I did”

55 Comments

  1. Thank GOD you made it this are the reasons some graduates are jobless there parents will force them to go and study the course that is not coming from there heart

  2. I don’t think so dear,ur parents can’t tell u want they want because they are not the one to far it in school

  3. You know what you want in life go for it
    You made a right decision the most important thing is that you didn’t not disappoint yourself

  4. I don’t know why some parents do that, every child has his own talent, they just support them in whatever they know how to do best

  5. Parents should try allow their kids to make a rightful decision of their future not all the said or want

  6. Well that the problem we have nowadays, parent are stopping us from not going from our dream and when we prove stubborn they began to hate us from no reason

  7. Well there’s no point dissappointing them initially but when they hear what you went through they”ll come around because you’re still their child of y’day

  8. When will our parents let their children be. This kids are the owners of their future, they can become what they want to become.

  9. They are people out there facing similar situation. Parent pls be a back bone and not a dictator of our future

  10. This is a classic case of “All is well that ends well”. Thank God your father later realised that you made the right choice.

  11. Every one has his or her life to live only you need to stand on your determination and pursued it vigorously so that you can become an achiever

  12. if that he has followed his fathers want, who knows if he will make it or still be fighting with it..
    follow your heart

  13. I think some parents that always push their children into the career they want not the one their children want should learn lesson from this your story

  14. Hmm parents! Many of them wanting their kids to flow a script that they have written. Leave children to live their lives to the fullest

  15. That is very good of you,it is very honourable to fellow your dream and what you believe in with hardworking attitude

  16. That is very good of him,it is very honourable to fellow your dream and what you believe in with hardworking attitude

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