Ali Baba is the professional comedy pioneer in Nigeria. At 55, Akpobome Atunyota Alleluya is a shinning example to Nigerian comedians. He is popularly known as Ali Baba. The amiable comedian, actor, and presenter has done well for himself.
Mr Akpobome was born in Warri, Delta state. He got his education at Command School, Ibru College and Bendel State University (now Ambrose Ali University).
In 1991,he moved to Lagos to pursue his comedy talent which he discovered at the university. He is married to Mary Akpobome, a Banking and Finance expert.
Ali Baba has done so well for himself in the comedy industry. He revitalised comedy and made it a serious business. His corporate dealings on the job also earned him a commendable level of respect among other professionals.
Mr Akpobome also made comedians to be seen with a higher level of regard. Previously, some persons feel comedians should not be taken seriously. In fact, their pay was quite shallow compared to other professionals.
The delectable comedian brought respect to his field. He used to be known as the king of comedy(which he still is). However, his grooming of other comedians over the years has made them to become kings themselves. Hence, Ali Baba is known as the king of kings of comedy.
The Warri born comedian formerly wanted to become to become a lawyer. Afterwards, he felt comedy will give him more expression for his talent. He has also worked as an actor. His movies include Head Gone, Ghost Statue, Wedding Party, among others.
Akpobome Atunyota Alleluya is definitely a blessed man. Beyond marrying a lovely wife and having beautiful children, Ali Baba is blessed. His chosen career path has placed him among the elites in the society.
Moreso, his profession has placed him in a higher echelon in life. He took a path that was very rare many years ago. For almost 30 years( he started out in 1991), Ali Baba has been doing what he wanted.
Furthermore, he has been in the game long enough to row with the high and mighty in the society.
At 55 today, Ali Baba has lived a fulfilling life. He may yearn for more things in life, which is normal. Nevertheless, it does not take away the fact that he has lived his dream.
Ali Baba is a definition of hardwork, class, style, and determination. Many persons in his shoes may quit upon the start of their career, seeing that it was not that profitable.
Nevertheless, Ali Baba stayed on and fashioned out ways to make his art more attractive and patronising.
In addition, Ali Baba is a definition of If You Can Think It and Work Towards it, You Can Achieve It. Comedians all over Nigerians are always grateful to this man who made comedy a business to make wealth, although they have their respective mentors.
Happy birthday, Ali Baba. This is wishing you more fruitful years to come.