De­cem­ber 8, 2018

The Punch - - SOCIAL MEDIA CELEBRITY -

used to be the guy who would carry plac­ards to protest, but now I am an ac­tivist with my mouth and videos.

My fa­ther loves what I do; he loves the fact that I carved a niche for my­self out­side school. My mother, on the other hand, still doesn’t un­der­stand the rea­sons why I do what I do; it doesn’t make sense to her. She keeps ask­ing me when I’m go­ing to get my Master’s de­gree. She loves ed­u­ca­tion and wants her chil­dren to be well ed­u­cated. Nor­mally, par­ents will al­ways ask chil­dren who are in my age bracket when they would get mar­ried but my mum is only both­ered about me fur­ther­ing my ed­u­ca­tion. I am not go­ing to do my Master’s de­gree be­cause I don’t like books; I was the kind of stu­dent who used to read for ex­ams, school is too bor­ing for me. I am very happy I found my path, and God has been good to me. Yes, I re­mem­ber when a lady who works in a hos­pi­tal told me she plays my video skits to some of her pa­tients and they al­ways laugh un­con­trol­lably. It made me feel re­ally good.

Also in March, some­one called me from the UK and told me that the only rea­son why he liked In­sta­gram was be­cause of me. The per­son is ac­tu­ally very an­gry with the way things are in Nige­ria. He is al­ways so pas­sion­ate about any­one that ex­poses the ills of the coun­try.

It hap­pens to me. The truth is that no mat­ter how funny an in­di­vid­ual is, he may not be loved by ev­ery­body be­cause peo­ple have dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences when it comes to com­edy. For ex­am­ple, some peo­ple can­not just un­der­stand why I al­ways shout in my skits.

I get fi­nan­cial re­quests from my fans. There was a time a lady told me to re­ply her mes­sage in my box or else she would die. There are some other things I can’t say for now.

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