Veteran comedian, Ali Baba is a year older today!
Ali Baba has reached the grand old age of 51 years old today, June 24, 2016.
Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere, who is regarded as the godfather of Nigerian comedy began his professional career with corporate events, appearing on television shows with the likes of Patrick Doyle, Charly Boy and Danladi Bako.
He also made cameo appearances on radio shows with Bisi Olatilo, Sani Irabor and Mani Onumonmu. He also worked briefly with Dapo Adelegan of DP Lekki Limited as executive assistant in 1991.
Ali Baba carved a niche for himself as a comedian for both corporate and non-corporate events. In less than 4 years, he had also become the preferred Master of Ceremony at some events.
In 1993, he registered his company Alibaba Hicuppuray and from then on his focus was on ensuring that the perception of comedians being never do wells changed and instead is seen as a profession and a respected way of life.
He has been a professional stand up comedian for the past 22 years and has in the last 13 years received several awards.
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