Nigerian comedian Ali Baba who is considered as the founding father of Nigerian comedy is set to celebrate his 30 years in the entertainment industry in grand style. In a post he made on Instagram, he revealed that he will be giving out a sum of N30million to Nigerian youth
According to the comedian, he is giving out the said amount of money to youth that are under the age of 30 and this is to celebrate his 30 years anniversary in the comedy industry.
“In the days to come… As i kick off the celebration of 30 years on stage as a comedian, I will be revealing how 30 Nigerians below the age of 30 will benefit from my N30m intervention revolving loan. You need to begin to structure your business now before September 30. What kind of business are you into? Can your business give me back my N1m if I give it to you without interest in 1 year?” he wrote.
Ali Baba will be using this medium to give back to the society, whom he believes has made him what he is today. According to him, he wants to help the young people to develop their spirits of entrepreneurship and also give them the chance to achieve their dreams.
Ali Baba whose real names are Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, started comedy in the year 1988 and according to him it all started by chance at the then Edo State University, Ekpoma. He never thought he was going into comedy until a friend invited him on stage when the MC that was meant to anchor the program for that day refused to appear.
Ali Baba was born in Warri, Delta State, on June 24, 1965 to the Royal Family of Agbarha Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area. He is the first son after several girls. He spent the first 8 years of his life in Warri (Delta State, Nigeria).