All is set for the fifth edition ofÂ funnyman,Â Ushbebeâ€™s comedy show tagged,Â Yadadi.Â The comedian while hinting that no stone will be left unturned during his show, warned that whoever attends should be certain that he would crack their ribs with laughter.
Taking a trip down memory lane, the comic character toldÂ Saturday BeatsÂ that he is a chip off the old block. He said that he grew up in an Air Force base and fathered by a very funny man.
He likened his fatherâ€™s house to the popular Fuji House of Commotion.
â€œComedy for me started when I was in my fatherâ€™s house. My father is a very funny man. I am not one of those that would say certain things to make my growing up days sound like a bed of roses. I grew up in the Air Force base and if you know anyone that grew up there, you can ask of Baba Congo. That is what they call my father. Just imagine the nickname my father has, Congo, who bears a name like that if not a funny man? He is a funny man, a clown, and that is the kind of house I grew up experiencing funny things. My house was like that Fuji House of Commotion when we had a full house. Because of my background, I went to the university to study Theatre Art. Even in my secondary school, I was the head of the drama society and I held the same position during my NYSC and in my church. In fact, I have been doing drama for a very long time and I call myself a â€˜dramarianâ€™. The only thing I canâ€™t do is act because I donâ€™t like to stay in a place for too long, so I decided to stick to comedy. Besides, the money actors collect is too small; when they increase their money, I will start acting,â€ he said.
He toldÂ Saturday BeatsÂ that he decided to explore his talent after he was doing poorly as a bank worker.
â€œI didnâ€™t join the comedy business because I studied Theatre Art in school; I am in my line of business. I was not doing well as a banker, so I left. Meeting targets has always been the problem with banking, not calculation; the problem is meeting up the billons they set for you as target. If you donâ€™t have anybody that has millions in your family, how do you want to get billions? Itâ€™s easy for people that can say â€˜uncle, just lend me two billion, I will give you next week and he gives youâ€™, they will promote you in the bank and you collect your money back for your uncle. I didnâ€™t have such an uncle, so I knew I would not last and before they sacked me, I just sacked myself,â€ he said.