Anyone who wants to survive in comedy must create a niche – Classy Jester
A man’s gift does not only create room for him in life and destiny, it takes one to places and heights he never imagined.
Ideally, talent should be the benchmark to succeed as an entertainer, but when you find yourself in a trade that on the surface appears to be an all-comers’ affair, carving a niche for oneself will do the magic.
That’s the case with fast-rising online comedian and content creator, Olawuyi Toheeb Olatunde, better known as Classy Jester, who stands out as one of Nigeria’s top performers due to his distinctive, creative, funny and fresh skits – adopting monologue as his own unique selling point
“The Nigerian showbiz industry has lots of content creators and there is a legion of social media comedians to contend with. So anyone who wants to survive in the art of comedy must create a niche. That is why I do soliloquy skits which are very unique, amongst others,” Classy Jester pointed out.
Classy Jester also said that “inspiration for my skits comes naturally and sometimes from experiences”.
As something he does alongside his university studies, the young comic act has been able to be dynamic and he keeps writing new line of stories for his skits that leave his followers and social media community enthralled.
“Showbiz is very dynamic and what the Covid-19 lockdown and the associate restrictions did was to bring out the best of the professionals in that industry globally,” he said.
“This is because I have a natural talent for humour. And I know I will continue to develop the talent, both on the creative and business sides.
“I have a natural talent for humour. When you nurture talents it stays with you all your life. Whatever I may choose to do in future after I have completed my education, showbiz will be part of it and I will continue to make people happy.”
On how he came about his stage name, Classy Jester stated that it wasn’t something from the extraordinary.
“It is just a representation of a posh clown; I got the idea from the legendary Craze Clown,” he noted.
The statistics undergraduate disclosed that he had been reaching out to mitigate the plights of the needy in the society, and vowed to establish a charity organization in the future.
“I help and support the needy but I don’t make it public. Aside from my showbiz acts, I am a very private person. While at the moment I do not have a foundation, I have a plan to establish one in the nearest future,” he said.
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