Popular Nigerian comedian, Akpororo spoke to The Punch recently where he revealed a wide range of issues pertaining to his personality, his career, and what the future holds for him.
On the greatest achievement of his life, the comedian and vocalist whose real name is Jephthah Bowoto said; ”My greatest achievement so far is building a house at Okokomaiko and Amen Estate in Lagos State. Then, having a street named after me at Okokomaiko,” Akpororo said.
When asked if he ever thought of giving up on comedy, Akpororo said;
”No, I have not thought about giving up comedy but I am doing more music presently. I discovered that one can do three things and do them a hundred per cent well. Presently, I am working on my album and it is a musical album. I want to break into the gospel industry. By December, I will do my listening party/concert.”
On the effort it took to build his brand, the stand-up comedian said;
”Like I have earlier stated, my success comes from God. He is the one running everything. It is grace that took me to this level, not transport fare. I am grateful for his protection, for the brand and the fans too; in fact, I am really grateful to them (fans). Whenever I go on stage, people still cheer me on as if I just started comedy. I am really happy and I am grateful to the “Roro Nation.””
On his plans to diversify into gospel music, the comic star explained;
”I was into music before comedy. This is the main reason I want to release my album. I have dropped some singles but I do not get gospel music nominations except for the one I did with Testimony Jaga, which he featured me in.
Apart from that, I have not got any gospel music award nominations. I have won “Best Collaboration with Testimony Jaga, Best Song of the Year for ‘’Hallelujah,’’ but I am still concerned about the big awards.”