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I kept going and I passed- Nigerian lady celebrates as she becomes a Barrister in UK (Photos)

A UK Based Nigerian Lady Identified as April Lamai is in a celebratory mood as she finally becomes a Barrister in UK after years of Struggles.
 
In a post she made on her Linkedin oage, she revealed that while she was Pursuing her Dreams, Some people discouraged her that she can’t become a barrister because she is black.
I kept going and I passed- Nigerian lady celebrates as she becomes a Barrister in UK (Photos)
She further revealed that she was even advised by people that if she transfers from Irish Law, it’s going to make her Journey more longer because of her accent and if she listened to them then, she wouldn’t have become the barrister she became today.
 
In her words;
 

Don’t bother trying to become a barrister in the UK. The stats are against you, it’s harder for black people, and transferring from Irish Law will prolong your journey”, I was told.   

If I had listened to the above advice, I wouldn’t be here to testify that today I became a barrister.   

1. I moved to the UK (on my own) to pursue the Bar. A pathway not many willingly take.   

2. I didn’t have any legal connections, I didn’t know anyone. 

3. I didn’t come from a wealthy background. 

4. I didn’t have a British accent, and was told that my Southern Irish accent did me no favours. Thankfully I ignored this comment.   

5. I didn’t allow a failed exam define me. I kept going, and I passed. 

6. I kept going even when no one in the room looked like me.   

7. I even kept going, despite having Covid during one of my Bar exams. (disclaimer: it was a remote exam and nobody was hurt except the tissues!). 

I am a living testimony that what seems impossible, is possible with faith, hardwork & consistency – so please keep going. 

Thank you to my incredible family, friends & mentors. Today wouldn’t have been possible without you and I am forever grateful.   

Most importantly, thank you God. You are the potter and I’m simply just the clay.

I kept going and I passed- Nigerian lady celebrates as she becomes a Barrister in UK (Photos)
I kept going and I passed- Nigerian lady celebrates as she becomes a Barrister in UK (Photos)
 
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