Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
His journey to stardom wasn’t an easy one as he first registered Opa William’s National Comedy Challenge and emerged the best in the competition but failed at the national level. This didn’t stop him from his quest to be a successful comedian, as he still moved ahead to compete in AY’s open Mic challenge, though he didn’t make it the first time, but later won it in the second trial.
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Born Boweto Jephta is a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria but he was born and raised up in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria where he had his early education. His career kicked off as a gospel singer until in 2008 when he went into the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams and went on to win the Calabar zone of the competition.
In 2009, Akpororo relocated to Lagos and contested twice in the AY’s Open Mic Challenge, coming second in his first try and winning the competition in his second try. He rose to firm in 2013 following his performance at “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show and went on to perform in several comedy shows including “AY Live”. On 12 August 2014, he staged his first major comedy show “Akpororo vs Akpororo” at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre. The maiden event saw the attendance of notable musical acts and comedians.
In 2014, Akpororo delved into acting, starring in the films Headgone and The Antique; with the former earning him three nominations at the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
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His style of comedy is basically the fusion of circular and church-related jokes. In an interview, he revealed that he performs and cracks jokes about lunatics because he was once an attendant to mentally-ill people who came to the church he was attending for spiritual healing
In June 2015, he signed a 2-year endorsement deal with telecommunication giants Airtel.
Akpororo is also a Gospel musician apart from his career as a comedian, and he got married to in 2015.
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