Why I no longer care when people say I’m not funny – Gbenga Adeyinka

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Popular comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka has said that he is more concerned about being successful than being considered funny.

He said this while reacting to insinuations that he is not funny.

Adeyinka disclosed that he used to feel inadequate when people told him he was not funny until he realised it was better to succeed at his craft than to be considered funny.

He told The Punch, “I do not want to be funny, I want to be successful and there is no one that can say that I am not successful.

“May God not let me be funny and still be hungry. For me, I try my best and anytime I work, people that pay me laugh.

“Initially, when people told me that I was not funny, it used to bother me but it does not anymore as long as I work hard.

“I am faithful to my craft and people invite me for shows and the audience enjoy my performance. They are the people that I should be bothered about. I feel that everyone is entitled to their opinion.”

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John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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