I went from hawking vegetables to being a successful comedian – Abarie

Nigerian comedian, Okeke Daniel popularly known as Abarie.com, has celebrated his growth which saw him go from hawking to hosting shows.

The entertainer who hit the limelight in 2021 said he some menial jobs at a point in his life to fend for his family but it did not deter him from pursuing his dreams.


Abarie recalled when he used to hawk vegetables and also the period he worked as a labourer at constructon sites, where he cracked up his colleagues and supervisor with jokes.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, he stated that he found solace in comedy, and had been opportune to grace some of the biggest comedy stages in the country

In his words; “From selling vegetables to fend for my large family, to being a labourer at different construction sites, I never let my reality then judge my future. Comedy has always been a part of me, and even when I was doing ‘hard labour’, humour still came freely to me.

On the construction sites where I worked, I used to be the most loved, because I made sure everyone had fun while working. On days when I was not around, even the foreman on the site would call to ask of my whereabouts.”

Talking about his current projects, Abarie said; “I am currently planning my debut comedy show tagged, ‘So Far, So Good’. It is going to be a fun-filled event that will feature top comedians, artistes and dancers. It promises to be all shades of fun and vibes.”