One of the most respected comedians in Nigeria, Ali Baba turned 50 years old a few days ago, and he enjoyed a big birthday bash that was attended by several friends and colleagues, with the main highlight being the presentation of a brand new S500 Mercedes Benz from his wife, reportedly worth approximately $95K. Click here if you missed it!
The ace comedian, whose real name is Alleluya Akporobomere shortly after his birthday celebration has said that he doesn’t feel threatened by up and coming comedians, while reflecting on the rise of comedians in the country.. According to him, he sees himself as a contributor to their success!
“Why should I be threatened by them? how would I be giving them jokes? If I were, I won’t give them my jokes, and I would tell them not to use my jokes. I make jokes and give to some of them. So, there is nothing like being threatened by them.”
He also added that “The bottom line is that the day you begin to feel threatened by some other up-and-coming comedians, then you are on your way out. You’re supposed to be somebody they look up to, not somebody they compete with.”