Ogundipe Nurudeen Adekunle is a hilarious comedian who uses the stage name Yankeeboy. One thing that Sets Yankee boy apart from the rest is that his jokes are highly exclusive and fresh. He sometimes uses current happenings to create new jokes. Yankee boy also does social media skits and also does collabo with other comic acts.
He spoke to newsmen about the journey so far and what his fans should be expecting in 2020
Let’s meet you?
I am Ogundipe Nurudeen Adekunle . I am from Ogun state. I grew up between Sagamu and Abeokuta
When did you realize you wanted to start your comedy skit?
That was some years back before I relocated to the United States in 2015. Whenever I watched some of these comedians, I knew I could do more. I watched several tapes and coverages on comic actors and read books before I felt I was good to go.
What comedians influenced you growing up?
I watched so many comedians growing up and I must confess Nigeria is a country of many talents. Most of our comedians are good. But If I have to give names, I will say Ali baba , Gbenga Adeboye , Basketmouth, and Ay Comedian.
What do you think you need to work on in your comedy career?
The main thing I feel I need to do now is build my fan base. I have been getting support from friends and family and by extension, I have been getting love from people who have listen to me perform. I believe with more shows and performance, I will build a strong fan base.
Any advice for young comedians from you?
I will say you should learn to love yourself and love what you doing then it becomes a passion and life style. First appraise yourself and score your performance. Always do research also. You can afford not to make research as comedy is no joke, literarily.
Who would you like to collaborate your comedy skit with?
I will love to work with Broda Shaggi, Macaroni and woods
What’s your favorite movie?
I love Tunde Kelani’s Shaworo Ide
What sports do you enjoy watching?
Soccer and basketball
What celebrity would you rate as a perfect 10?
What’s your favorite holiday?
What do you like doing in your spare time?
When I am less busy, I love to sleep, and when I’m not feeling sleepy, I eat.
Who’s your celebrity crush?
What would you change your name to in the next few years to come?
Naa.. I still remain Yankee boy
What would you like remembered about you?
My legacy. My talent. Most importantly I want people to remember me at my best.
If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?
If I’m not famous. I’ll probably be a computer analyst
What is one message you would give to your fans?
keep support me we will get to the top together I love y’all.