Skit-makers don’t normally last long – Comedian, I Go Save

Popular Nigerian comedian, I Go Save, whose real name is Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke, has asserted that the fame of a skit-maker is ephemeral.

The actor and comic act stated that unlike stand-up comedians, most content creators who are into skit-making lack longevity in the entertainment industry.

I Go Save made the assertion while being interviewed on the latest episode of The Honest Bunch podcast, co-hosted by Nedu Wazobia.

When asked if he thinks skit-making is now overshadowing stand-up comedy, the comedian said; “Skit-making, once they start am e dey erupt like volcano. But in my opinion, the lifespan is short.

“Yeah, skit maker go come, scatter everywhere, but before you know, he do cool. But, comedians go dey there for years still dey do their thing dey go. We get plenty skit makers wey don come, wey we no dey hear off again wey no last three minutes.”

Meanwhile in related news…

Nigerian rap star, Michael Ugochukwu Steven, popularly known as Ruggedman, has revealed that he’s added skit making into his portfolio.

The ‘Baraje’ crooner said that unknown to many people, he started his career as an actor, who played minor roles in some movies before he became a popular rapper.

Ruggedman who has been missing from the music scene for some years, made the disclosure during a recent interview with Hip TV.

He said; “I created a character called ‘Mazi Kalu.’ He is Igbo, old man, has problems but at the same time, sometimes tries to solve problems.

“And if you know Ruggedman, I have always been in acting. I did my first waka pass [minor role], I think even before I became Ruggedman. I play extra in like two movies, Francis Agu’s movies back in the days. Of Course, you can find me in Toyin Abraham’s ‘The Ghost and the Tout’, you can find me in Jim Iyke’s ‘Bad Comments.’ So, I’ve done a lot of acting. I’m gonna start promoting that part of me really soon.

“And of course, I have been doing some skits here and there. But now, I have decided to get serious with the ‘Mazi Kalu’ character. So, it’s a character that is gonna be out there. There will be funny ones but of course, it’s still gonna teach you things.”