MC Chaz born Chiaz Ogbuh has been one of the success stories of Nigerians who distinguished themselves in showbiz.
Once a high-flying pharmacist, he had abandoned his corporate career to become a full-time master of ceremonies and an actor. Looking back at his trajectory, he has no misgiving for his decision to embrace showbiz fulltime nine years ago.
Recounting how he scaled the initial hurdled that came his way when he ventured into the entertainment business in 2010, MC Chaz, globally famous, said: “The biggest challenge was the fear of being on stage. The moment I conquered that, I became aggressive. Initially, my family was a little sceptical about my becoming an entertainer, but now they are believers of the ministry and their support is amazing.”
He revealed further: “I have two people in the world I look up to as role models, Steve Harvey and Trevor Noah.”
Continuing, he disclosed how he handled the challenges of the entertainment industry. “I keep my head up and I keep moving. Humans will be humans. What differentiate us is our individual zeal and God’s grace.”
MC Chaz gave a positive review of the Nigerian entertainment industry. “It’s a lot of competition,” he stated, “and that’s what makes it even more interesting. They stay working hard. You have to be extremely good to stand out.”
For young entertainers and those aspiring to break into the limelight in showbiz, he offered a word of encouragement: “Go for it. Do not be afraid. Start from somewhere, from small events, until you get to big ones, and remember that this life ‘na turn by turn’, everyone will eventually have his big day.”
MC Chaz emphasized the importance of being unique as an entertainer. “No matter what, be yourself. Whether you are MC or artistes or actor, you will only thrive when you stand out from the pack, and the only way to achieve that is to be original.”