So­cial me­dia ‘crazy’ about Deno

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Even if the name Deno Crazy doesn’t im­me­di­ately ring a bell, there’s a 50-50 chance that you’ve come across at least one of his videos.

The Ja­maican co­me­dian, whose given name is An­dre Dixon, has honed his ta­lent and built a plat­form for him­self.

He has been grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity through the short skits posted on his In­sta­gram page, which boasts an im­pres­sive 439,000 fol­low­ers and count­ing.

“I was al­ways a jovial per­son around my friends even from a younger age. Peo­ple al­ways find my per­son­al­ity to be comedic, so I’d just al­ways en­ter­tain my friends nat­u­rally,” he ex­plained.

His stage name is de­rived from the name of Brazil­ian foot­ball player Ronald­inho. He got the nick­name Deno from play­ing foot­ball in his com­mu­nity.


Gar­ner­ing at least 100,000 views per video, his skits are mainly based around daily ac­tiv­i­ties with his friends and cur­rent trends.

Through his an­tics, he landed the op­por­tu­nity to ap­pear on dance­hall artiste Go­vana’s Ha­mants Convo video, as the char­ac­ter Chris.

“He [Go­vana] reached out to me be­cause he thought I was the per­fect per­son for the role and I knew it would have been a great vibe to work with him,” Deno said.

Since then, he has gained recog­ni­tion and is be­ing sought out for other projects, both lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally. There is also the pos­si­bil­ity of him ven­tur­ing into dif­fer­ent ar­eas of en­ter­tain­ment.

Grate­ful for the sup­port, the co­me­dian is rid­ing the wave and fo­cused on liv­ing in the mo­ment.

“I’m never con­cerned about rel­e­vancy be­cause what I do, I do it from my heart and for the love. But as a busi­ness-minded per­son, I al­ways try to keep my work ethics as high as pos­si­ble,” he said.


Deno Crazy

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