It is an obvious fact that most online comedians use attractive women in their skits to gain engagements for their videos.
Olubiyi Oluwatobiloba, popularly known as Àgbà, a social media comedian, admitted to Sunday Scoop that women were an inspiration to him. He said, “I love women a lot. They are so beautiful and they inspire some of my materials but only one stands out and that’s my girlfriend, Oyindamola. We have been dating for a year and a half now.”
The graduate of the University of Ibadan, who also creates content using the persona, Oli Ekun, described himself as not just another online comedian, but an entertainer. He said, “I am an entertainer. Comedy is a form of entertainment. Even when I’m not being funny, my goal is to be as entertaining as possible.
“Culture plays a huge role in my art because that’s my way of life. It is my reality, so when I want to paint my art, my culture guides me. Sometimes, I don’t plan to speak Yoruba Language, it just comes out naturally and it’s wonderful.”
Olubiyi who plays the role of Àgbà in his videos to represent a promiscuous Yoruba man who is not ashamed of his promiscuity, stated that his uniqueness was in the originality of his content. He added, “What makes me unique is my originality. I always want to be different, so any character I’m playing or any idea I come up with has to be unusual. It is my ideas that make me stand out. I expand the things people don’t see.”
The comedian noted that he was surprised at how far he had come in his career. He said, “I can’t even lie. It has been crazy. I started making videos for fun and it became a business and a brand.
When I started out, I used to get small advertisements and the demand began to grow until Guinness called me to be an ambassador. I appeared in my first movie, Introducing the Kujus, last year. Other than making money, I have met people I never dreamt I’d meet just within two years and I’m building valuable relationships with them.”
Furthermore, Olubiyi stated that beyond entertainment, he wanted to be an agent of change. He said, “Some of the entertainers I look up to influence decisions I make so in that same vein, younger people and even older people who watch me can pick a thing or two from my art. We still have a long way to go, so it makes sense to keep using my platform to preach change from time to time.”