Mark Angel, a well-known skit maker and content creator, recently shared his journey in the world of comedy, highlighting the challenges and discouragements he faced.
In a recent interview with Teju Babyface, Mark Angel reflected on a pivotal moment in his career when he almost gave up on comedy.
Mark Angel revealed that during his early days as a struggling skit maker in 2013, a friend who was employed by Shell Nigeria made disparaging comments about his chosen path.
The friend questioned whether skit-making could sustain Mark Angel’s family, and his discouraging remarks had a significant impact.
While Mark Angel had started making skits in 2013, he didn’t achieve widespread recognition until 2015.
However, financial success did not follow immediately, as it took until 2016 for Mark Angel to attain a breakthrough in the skit-making business.
He emphasized that his unwavering vision and belief kept him going despite numerous moments of discouragement.
One specific incident stood out when a friend named Alloy, who was working at Shell Nigeria, almost succeeded in dissuading Mark Angel from pursuing a career in skit-making.
Alloy encountered Mark Angel on his way home from a video shoot, carrying his laptop and camera.
Alloy openly questioned Mark Angel’s choice, expressing disbelief that he intended to provide for his family through skits. He even mocked Mark Angel for traveling on foot with his equipment.
Mark Angel recalled that during those challenging times, he invested every penny he earned into his craft. To promote his skits, he paid bloggers, and even placed one blogger on a monthly retainer of N30,000.
Interestingly, the friend, Alloy, who once discouraged Mark Angel, now works for him in his construction company, serving as a testament to Mark Angel’s journey from struggling skit maker to a successful content creator.
This story serves as a reminder of the determination and perseverance required to overcome obstacles on the path to achieving one’s goals.
Mark Angel’s story is not just about his personal journey but also a reflection of the broader challenges that many aspiring artists and creators face in their pursuit of success.