Nigerian comedian, Omobaba has revealed how a single kerosene errand for his mother changed his life for good.
The comedian revealed this during a recent chat with Saturday Beats where he revealed that he saw an opportunity during the errand, one which grew him to his present state.
Omobaba explained that the errand made the first time he ever performed in public.
He said: “The first time I ever performed in public, it was an open field concert that was organised by different churches and they invited choristers from different churches. I was not billed to perform because my parents actually sent me to buy kerosene.
“I saw them setting up on my way to get the kerosene, then I approached them and asked if I could perform as a comedian but they said that it was strictly music. I told them to allow me to sing even though I did not come with my band; they said that I could perform comedy for five minutes instead and if they found out I was not funny, they would cut me off. I eventually performed for 20 minutes that day.”
The comedian and singer further revealed that he had not always had things rosy through his career as he has had to pay some organisers at some point to get shows.
He said: “The truth is that the next time I had the opportunity to perform, I was not paid; in fact, I paid the organisers of the show about N500 for them to allow me to perform. Eventually, during the course of my career when I started getting paid, I was given N400.
“I thank God for my life because I made my first million before I turned 27 years old. The money was paid in two instalments for the same gig.”