One of the means of making people take their minds of various worries and trouble is through standup comedy.
Being a comedian doesn’t come easy, many comedians quit halfway, due to the challenges they face trying to be a comedian, and generally making people laugh.
There are quite a few comedians n he country today, but out of this few, there are those that are really making names for themselves, and one of them is Jephthah Bowoto, also known as Akpororo.
This article would be based on his net worth, biography, and some facts about him.
- Name: Jephthah Bowoto
- Stage name: Akpororo
- Date of birth: 3rd of June 1989,
- State of origin: Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria
- Nationality: Nigeria
- Net worth: $2 million
Who is Akpororo
Jephthah Bowoto Akpororo was born on the 3rd of June 1989, and h grew up in warri, Delta State Nigeria. Akpororo is a Native of Ilaje in Ondo State.
He is a famous Nigerian stand-up-comedian, vocalist, and master of ceremony, television personality, model, and actor. He had featured in various shows both home and abroad.
Akpororo completed his primary school in education in Warri, and he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. Shortly after his primary school, he proceeded to his secondary school, and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate, there in Owerri.
Akpororo’s career started as a local gospel vocalist before he was opportune to join other big leagues in the industry of comedy.
When he joined the entertainment industry, it was not as easy as he thought it would be for him, as he failed in several comedy competitions.
At the AY Open Mic show, he was even humiliated by the audience when he was booed “Waka” by the audience before h could even tell his last joke, but he never let this get him down, rather it only motivated him to do better, and become an even better comedian.
After many failed trials and attempts at comedy, he finally got his win at the Basket Mouth Laugh and Jams Show at Ikoyi. The show was a very big one, and it brought Akpoor to the limelight.
In 2008, he joined a National Comedy competition by Opa Williams and went on to win at the Calabar Zone of the competition.
Akpororo after some failed attempts at the AY show, he finally came first at one of the competition, and after the competition, he started performing in various AY shows, both within the country, and outside the country, through the show, he attracted fans for himself and made a name for himself.
On the 12th of August 2014, he organized his own very own show, titled “Akpororo Vs. Akpororo” at the Shell Hall of Muson Center in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The show was filled with various musical stars, Nollywood actors, celebrities, and top Dignitaries from the entertainment industry.
In 2014, AKpororo delved into acting, and he stared in the film “Headgone” and “Antique.” In the year 2015, this movies gained him three nominations at the 2015 golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
Akpororo had ever since had the great opportunity to join the big names of comedy, and through them, stand-pup-comedy had been taken to another level.
In his career days as a comedian, he had acted quite a few films, with the likes of Zack Orji, Tuface Idibia, Eniola Badmus, Alibaba.
Akpororo tells jokes about mad people and churches, he tells media that he was once an attendant to the mad ill people that were brought to his church, through this, he was able to build a niche for himself, and through that niche, brought out something for his audience.
Awards and Achievements
- In June 2015 Akpororo signed a two-year contract with Airtel Nigeria, and the contract was a deal worth millions of naira
- In the year 2016, Akpororo was nominated for the Best Comedy Act at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- In 2016, he was nominated for Best Actor in a comedy at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- He was nominated for Best Comedy Act of the Year at the Nigeria entertainment Awards-2015
- In 2015, Akpororo won the Award for Best Comedic award at the Golden Icon Academy Movie Awards
- He was nominated for the Best New Act at the Golden Icon Academy Movie Awards-2015
- Akpororo was nominated for the Best Comedic Act (Viewers Choice) at the Golden Icons Academy Awards- 2015
- 2014- nomination for Comedy Act of the Year at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
- He was Nominated for the Best Comedian of the Year at The Naija Fm comedy show Awards
Family and Life outside Comedy
He got married to his long time girlfriend Josephine Ijeoma Abraham in Surulere, and they are blessed with a baby girl, the wadding had top celebrities and musical icons in attendance.
Outside his comedian life, he is currently studying Sociology and Anthropology and the Lagos State University (LASU), and he blends his career and his studies.
Like many other comedians, he makes good income annually, and his estimated be worth about $2 million.
Akpororo is definitely one of the best out there, and he never fails to deliver outstanding pieces of work whenever he comes out to do his thing.
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Ekokotu Emmanuella is a sociologist and Anthropologist, writer, and fashion model who lives in Benin city, Edo state,Nigeria.