“I sold insecticide while in school” – Brain Jotter

Popular skit maker, Chukwuebuka Emmanuel Amuzie alias Brain Jotter recalls his struggling days before becoming a famous comedian as he opens up on how he sold doughnuts and insecticide to earn a living.

The comedian spoke on how he had to hawk while in school at the University of Lagos so as to make ends meet.

Brain jotter insecticide school
Brain Jotter.

Opening up on how difficult his undergraduate days had been, he revealed that at some point, he had to take menial jobs such as hawking doughnuts and selling insecticide to make a living and pay his tuition.

Furthermore, while speaking to Oprah on Hip TV programme, Trending, he recalled how he was still walking in a laundry in 2020 where his monthly salary was 20,000.

He said …

“2020, my salary was N15,000. In 2021, my salary was N30,000. In 2020, I was working in a laundry. I had just gained admission into the University of Lagos.

“Apart from working in a laundry, I was also doing other stuff. In my school, I was selling bedbug killer. In my first year, I sold doughnuts in my class. In year two, I sold bedbug killer. And year three, I drove to school.

“Ever since my video went viral till now, I can’t just stay five days straight without working. I’ve been restless since hitting stardom, probably except I’m not in Lagos. But even if I’m not in Lagos, I’m still thinking of ideas for content. My dream then was to rent a one-room apartment and become a taxi driver.”

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