NOT-SO-FUNNY ABOUT THE FUNNY THINGS
Tell us about yourself and educational background?
My name is Boluwatife OJO, I was born and raised in Ibadan, I’m the first Child with two Siblings, we are a Family of 4 including my Mom and my dad is late. I went to Smart Kiddies College (Primary school), Ariyo International College (Secondary School) and I am a student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
How do you define what you do for a living?
Apart from being someone that puts smiles on people’s faces, I am an Investor and businessman full time, and also a brand ambassador.
How did you get into comedy?
I got into comedy and making funny skits in 2015. We had a long strike in school then, I was home and idle then I figured out that I could start doing funny videos on Instagram, then Instagram video longest length was 15 seconds, so I started doing funny and creative stuff.
When was the first time you knew you were funny?
The first time was when I started in 2015. After I dropped my first funny video, I got a lot of positive reviews, which inspired me to do more and till now that keeps me going.
What is your act about and how do you get material?
I act different roles, I find it hard to take a particular role but I intend to focus on my KUDUS Character (A dumb guy that just likes to eat).
I get materials from things around me, things that happens to people and we can all relate to, and sometimes from just random thoughts.
What inspires the story behind your skits?
A lot of things inspires my skit, my friends, my environment, my family especially my mom and sometimes just from people’s personal experiences, just funny day-to-day scenarios.
For a young talent like you, how important is social media and how can a person leverage on it to showcase his talent?
Social media is very important, even if it is seen as a fake life showcase platform by some people, but truth be told people are making good use of it and are earning a living off social media. It has helped me build my brand to a particular level I’m willing to push more to have a better brand.
Most instagram comedians is that they find it hard to perform to a crowd. Can you perform to a live audience?
Yeah… That’s another point actually, as a skit maker I don’t call myself a comedian because I feel I can’t perform to a live audience and there is more to it, maybe I can but I don’t think I’ve figured it out yet but With time I hope I will.
What are some of the biggest mistakes do you think new comedians or skit makers make?
There are lots of new comedians and skit makers, and most of them just think it’s about being tagged a comedian.
As a comedian you must be able to deliver well and be creative with content, not just basic content, creative content. It’s not easy to make people laugh but as a comedian you have to be able to make them laugh.
Who are the other comedians you admire and why?
I admire a lot of comedians, a whole lot, as a skit maker I’ve always admired and I will always admire Twyse Ereme.
There are a lot of Instagram comedians and more are still coming. What are your plans to stay relevant in the industry?
My plans are to keep being consistent and to be more creative, which is very important to staying relevant.
What next for you or should we expect from you?
Expect more entertaining contents, my team and I are working hard to bring more creative contents to everyone.