About the highlights of his career
You have featured in a number of movies and soap operas, why did you leave that and delve into posting skits on social media?
I am an actor and I can interpret any character I want. I have been an actor doing movies and soap operas for as long as I can remember. It took a while for me to decide to start online comedy. I always said I could never do it because of my level of education in Creative Arts and the fact that I was already being featured in movies and soap operas. At some point, the movie roles were no longer coming in and it began to seem like one didn’t know what one was doing and I began to get frustrated. I would then get on Instagram and see the likes of Broda Shaggi, Maraji, and others doing their stuff and people were really enjoying them. I thought to myself that I could also do what they were doing. But even after I said that to myself, I didn’t start immediately, I was still lost in my ego. I couldn’t imagine myself doing comedy skits.
A company had reached out to one of my producers that they needed someone to make a short Youtube video and that was how the Mr Macaroni series came about. But before the ‘sugar daddy’ character I currently play, I played the character of an old school teacher. That was the character I used to create content for that company. However, it wasn’t attracting a lot of attention, so I decided to start by creating new content for Instagram. And that was how I found myself doing skits.
It didn’t occur to me as comedy– it occurred to me as acting. I was just creating ideas in my mind and trying as much as possible to make it interesting to anyone that would watch them. I have always had a flair for acting since I was a child. Back then when we got back from church, we would watch Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s programme on television. I see him as someone who is very charismatic and energetic. After the programme, I would repeat everything he said and everybody would laugh.
I was born in Lagos into a family of 10. My father is a journalist– he used to broadcast news on the television and my mother is an educationist. At some point, my father used to be a performer– he used to do some things at the theatre. My childhood was really simple. I remember always asking people to call me a pastor so I could pray for them. I was inspired by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and I used to imitate everything he did.
The actor or performer draws his materials from the things in his immediate environment and sometimes, one can want the actor and character to become one for the process of drama to be complete. I am not like that but I love women, though not in the way that people would think. I love women because I have six sisters; I grew up around women.
Most of my skits are satirical. I try to mimic society and pass across messages with those characters. I have seen a lot of men that are exactly like that, randy in nature.
Have you ever been chastised for any of your skits?
Of course, I have. There is nothing one would do that wouldn’t have critics. I’m not weary of criticisms but I want constructive criticisms. When you try to criticise me and you insult me, I might get upset. You don’t have to like what I do but you can tell me the reasons you do not like it in the most sensible way. But honestly, I can count how many times I have been criticized; it is not often. There are times I make videos that are different from my usual themes and I get comments from people saying the skits are boring simply because I didn’t include ladies.
I am a virgin and I take my virginity very seriously (laughs). Honestly, I get a lot of requests and they make me laugh. When I get requests like that, I see it as appreciation of my work. I feel it is their best way of appreciating my work. I always try to be as polite as possible. I might engage one or two of them but there are some messages I don’t reply.
I believe that the Internet is the new crude oil. Social media has taken over but I still want to be able to keep acting in movies. I have always wanted to do a television series and it’s not going to be comedy. I see myself more as a performer that can create as many characters as possible. I really do not want to limit myself to online media.
It has in many ways but that just started recently. Adverts have begun to come in for me. I am also in talks with one or two people for certain deals and I’m hoping they come out well. It has been good by God’s grace and it will surely get better.
I studied Creative Arts in school, so why would I want to get a white collar job? If I had studied Mass Communications, maybe I would have considered it.
As an online comedian, can you perform to a live audience?
I am not a stand-up comedian. I cannot be called to a show to crack jokes. I host events and can engage a crowd but I can’t do stand-up comedy. For instance, Basketmouth can crack jokes for two hours but that is not me.
Do you have any regrets?
There are some things one would look back at and wouldn’t be so proud of. My whole life has been a movie. Before I graduated from Redeemers University, I had been to three universities. I
Since he returned from the ongoing war with Boko Haram in the North-east, he had been showing signs of insanity. At times, he would be smoking Indian hemp in the house.
We need government’s assistance. We really need help. Some soldiers took her body away and we have not heard from them since then.
No, they have not. The incident occurred on January 2, 2020 and since then; they have not met with us. I went to Ede and reported the killing to the lawmaker representing Ede in the House of Assembly. We told him we wanted to report the matter to the police, but he told us not to report yet.
When did you notice you had a flair for comedy? What fond memories do you have of your childhood? In your skits, you are always attracted to wellendowed ladies. Is it safe to say that is who you are really? You must have been getting naughty requests from women because of your kind of skits. What have been some of your encounters with such ladies? Are you going to keep making skits, or there are other ways you intend to showcase your talent? In what ways has your popularity on social media translated into money for you? As a graduate, don’t you intend getting a white collar job?
how did you know this? What will you like the government to do regarding the death of your mum? Has the military authority met with the family on the issue? So the case has not been reported at any police station…