Regulating social media will be dangerous – MC Lively

Nigerian content creator and actor, Micheal Sani Amanesi, popularly known as Mc Lively, has opined that government’s plan to regulate social media is a dangerous move.

He said te regulation of social media is not so much a problem as the issue lies with the people who will be in charge of the regulation.

Regulating social media will be dangerous - MC Lively

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, MC Lively said it can easily be used as a tool for targeting content creators or for silencing citizens speaking out against government.

He said; “The problem with things like regulation in Nigeria is the people in charge of the regulation. It could easily turn to a witch-hunt against content creators or a way for government to silence citizens.

“That is what makes regulation of social media dangerous. It is important for people to have freedom with creativity, as that is the only way be which creatives can rise to the pinnacle of expression.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

CorrectNG recalls that the skit-maker, MC Lively earlier revealed why he does not practice law despite becoming a lawyer many years ago.

The comedian revealed during a chat that he was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016, and he really loves law and excelled at it in school but he got to realise that there was a huge difference between what on expects while still studying and what one meets in the real world.

According to the graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, the reason he refused to practice law was because he was offered N5,000 to work at a law firm.

MC Lively said; “I love law so much. I excelled at it so much. I really really loves it. But there was such a struggle between what you do in school and things in real life. It’s so different.

“I mean, how do I go to law school, spent such huge amount of money and coming out as a corper, and you are telling me that you can pay me N5,000 per month? To do what?

“No, it was really upsetting. And I remember that before I even got that particular one, I had to go look for work by myself in different chambers. Before I got that particular one, I had gone to like three or four chambers, they said, so sorry, there’s nothing they can do.

“NYSC, this is not even like the real job o. This is just NYSC. So, imagine what you would have to go through even when you are done with the NYSC and you want a real job, an actual job.”