Peter Adekunle Adeleke a.k.a Peter Trailblazer, is a mainstream Nigerian comedian, actor, and videographer. He is best known for social media comedy videos that reflects visual realities as the role of a corporate mad man. He is one of the strongest millennial game changers who has placed Nigerian entertainment industry at the forefront on the global scale. Call him all you want or prefer: Digital Creator, Corporate mad man, Nigerian Actor, Event Host or Videographer, he is an all-in-one entrepreneur. He spoke to citypeople recently on how it all started.
Where do you get comic inspiration from?
It’s a gift from God. The gift of turning an uneventful day into an exciting thrill ride of comic proportions. I am also inspired by relatable trends in the country. Friends and colleagues in the business like Maraji and Woli Arole (among others) have also inspired me.
What’s your definition of good comedy?
A good comedy is one that brings humour and relaxation to people and this is inherent in my craft. It is one that has a goodwill message in it, makes the audience forget their problems, glues, captivates and thrills them.
When did you start comedy business?
I started my career in 2015 as an actor and stand-up comedian at Obafemi Awolowo University when I realized people love the comic skit I made on life partner. So I embraced social media and gained attention with short videos on Instagram.
For how long have you being doing comedy?
I started in 2015 from creating short comic videos to stand-up comedy. Since then, I have worked with other notable comedians in the industry such as Woli Arole, Mc Lively, Mr Macaroni and Lolo Adaku of Jennifer’s diary.
What’s your brand of comedy call?
I am a high profile mainstream compere and stand-up comedian. In my attempt to create visual reality from life’s perspective, I carved a niche for myself as a Corporate Mad Man. I see entertainment as a voice that can bring relaxation and comfort to Africans. I have always seen myself as a personality that puts smile on peoples face and at the same time pass across salient messages to them via comic acting. My patriotic responsibility is to use entertainment to edutain Africans.
Who do you look up to in the industry?
I look up to whole lot of amazing people like Funke Akindele, Frank Edoho, Joseph Benjamin, and Lasisi Elenu.
What are your goals and aspirations as a comedian?
To become a renowned and publicized brand is the vision. I have a goal of being amongst top 10 influential comedians in Nigeria who are delivering top–notch entertainment. I also would be known for hosting top reality shows and event all over the world.
What’s does your parents and family members take about you being a comedian?
They appreciate my work.
What’s your most remarkable moment as a comedian?
There are a lot of remarkable moments for me. But one of the most remarkable moment in my life, is early this year when I got several wonderful messages from different Nigerians highlighting how I have been a motivation and role model to them; helping them see their dream and passion in a different light. This is memorable because, it has always being my dream to touch and change the world with what I love to do best as a comedian.