Rising Star, Comedian Dee-One: Blazing The Trail in Comedy Skit Industry

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Gbedu magazine unveils that the Nigerian Rising Comedy Skit Star, Comedian Dee-One, whose real name is Aderombi Adedayo Martin, recently emerged winner of Alibaba Rewards 2016 Spontaneity, a talent show organised by comedian Alibaba to encourage Nigerian comedians, was presented with his Star prize, a brand new Kia Rio salon car this year; and he has been blazing the trail in the comedy skit industry as a young dude.
The architecture graduate from the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State in 2011 had emerged winner at the finals of the competition during Alibaba’s signature January 1 show at the Eko Hotel & Suites, which tested the ability of mostly up and coming comedians to create jokes on the spur of the moment.
Comedian Dee-One is from Oyo State, Nigeria, a comedian per excellence who makes people laugh until they forget their names, thereby, using the comedy occupation as livelihood.
He started comedy as an amateur when he was in secondary school at Christ The King Catholic College, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State; but later started professionally in 2011 when he won the Amstel Malta show time as the best comedian in Lagos in that competition.
Consequently, a lot of shows both home and abroad has taken place. However, Comedian Dee-One was able to manage the professionalism in Architecture and Comedy together while in the university, using comedy to relax when he was studying architecture.
Dee-One said that his passion, inspiration, creativity, ingenuity towards comedy performance is gotten from his immediate environment, though, exaggeration may be part of the game, but environmental factors dictates the pace at which his comedy inspiration is derived from.
He stated that his performance ranges from Glo Laughter Fest 2015, and the 2016 event of the same calibre is in progress, laff matters- with Gbenga Adeyinka, Omo Baba’s Comedy Club for 2 years on every Wednesday, Bash, Alibaba, Julius Agwu’s crack ya ribs which was held in London, United Kingdom in 2010, the most distinguished Senator show in Muson centre, Onikan, Lagos.
He said almost all the comedy shows holding in Nigeria are part of his work routine except he’s having an important private show performance.
Dee-One became a household name due to his humility in expanding his tentacles towards seeking willingness to participate at events organised, which had really helped him to be versatile and to be an indisposable artiste in the industry; giving kudos to his role model in the likes of; Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka, Omo Baba, Ali Baba, Julius Agwu and Others.
Comedian Dee-One said that his target audience are the young and the middle aged people who value much more creativity in entertainment; and these had made him perform in All white, All black All mixed audience programmes in the past both home and abroad.
He stated that in the year 2022, which is the next 5 years, he targets helping the young comic skits artistes in mastering the skill of raw comedy by setting up a comedy skit school where knowledge and opportunity will be available to raise future stars like Dee-One, towards achieving fulfilment.
He said, “investment in human capital development is the key towards helping young skilful people for optimal growth and vice versa”.
Dee-One gave kudos to the likes of; Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Julius Agwu and others for their various roles at making young people achieve their dreams in comedy arts.
He therefore believes that becoming number 1 in comedy skit presentation by the year 2022, will be the act and art of living up to this present moment which will continually bring about blazing the real trail in comedy skit as a true Nigerian.
People should begin to look up to more shows in best of comedy towards the end of the year and in the coming year 2017 both in Nigeria and outside the country.

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