Have you ever had your ribs cracked from laughing? It is said that laughter is medicine for the soul and in Nigeria we have quite a few individuals giving us doses. EbonyLife TV got the chance to engage with one of the best around in the industry.
Who are we talking about? None other than the comedian, music producer, artiste and on air personality EmmaOhMaGod! Read on to find out things you’ve always wanted to know and more…
Many know you as an on air personality for Wazobia Fm and a comedian, but we’d like to know about the real you. Tell us about Emmanuel Edunjobi
Emmanuel Edunjobi is a young man from Ogun State, Abeokuta to be precise. He is the last born out of 6. He is a graduate of Covenant University where he studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is a Christian and he attends Daystar church because of the awesomeness of the choir…lol..oya let me stop there.
How and when did radio start for you?
Hmm…That’s quite an interesting story. I did my NYSC in Lagos in 2011 and while I was at camp I won all the competitions I was a part of…like the “NYSC Idols Singing Competition”, “Inter-platoon Comedy Competition” and some other competitions like that sha. When I left camp I was invited for an interview on a program at Rainbow Fm…I practically took over the whole show. Meanwhile someone was listening to the show by which the person was really impressed, and that was how I was hooked up with Cool/Wazobia Fm. From there, I became the major producer for Wazobia Fm and by God’s grace I did such a good job that I was retained and from then it has been a case of greater heights and higher grounds. I thank God!
Singers sing, actors act and comedians….? (Please complete sentence)
Lol… I would say “comed” but too much people have been using that lately, so I will say “comedize” lol.
You co host a show called ELR8D which is aired on EbonyLife TV on DStv Channel 165 every Sunday at 20:30 CAT with the amusing Chigul, how did you find the whole experience?
I found it very interesting. It was a totally new idea and very interesting one at that. I really liked the fact that it gave an avenue for spontaneity and creativity and I must mention at this juncture that I’ve got the best co-host! CHIGUL!!! It’s such an awesome experience working with her and I must say, our combo is just the bomb! #NoBoko..lol
ELR8D is a show where you countdown the eight nostalgic things that represent Nigeria, what two things represent Emmanuel Edunjobi?
Creativity and Persistence (God being my everything though because he is the one that makes everything happen for me)
Have you ever been taken seriously over a joke which escalated?
Ermm… Almost oh! One time like that I cracked a joke about Ash Wednesday on my Instagram page. It was true oh, I just came out that day and I started seeing everybody with black marks on their foreheads and they were not smiling and their movements were similar. Meanwhile I didn’t realise it was Ash Wednesday, so for a few seconds I was a bit scared! It seemed like the world had ended and there were zombies everywhere… (oya press pause here)
It was that zombie part that almost exploded oh, because one babe dropped one comment like that…but thank God it didn’t! Everybody started commenting that She was being sentimental about the whole thing…
Anyway, I sha learned a lesson that I should be more careful with my choice of words 🙂
How often do you laugh?
Lol… as often as possible, sometimes I even laugh when I watch some of my videos, imagine?..lol.. see now I’m laughing now!
What makes you different from other comedians?
The way I fuse music with my comedy. It’s a totally different feel, especially because I sing well and I play the instruments. I record and produce myself to the tune of whatever I want to portray. And most times when I do my comedy on stage I like to do it with a piano or a guitar.
In regards to presenting, what’s the dividing line between a professional and an amateur?
For me it’s how you can conveniently blend your personality with your presentation without any friction. It really doesn’t just flow easily like that, it happens with a lot of practice and continuity because that’s how u get comfortable. Once you are comfortable, everything flows smoothly. (Omo nawa o I hope say I no go confuse myself with these many englishes..lol)
If you could talk to someone in history, who would it be and what would you talk about or ask?
Hian! Nawao!! I think Jesus and I will just ask Him how I should live my life successfully and make heaven..lol.. although I can do that now, and I dey do am as I dey pray 🙂
How many times do you let your phone ring before answering?
Lol.. I answer as soon as I get to it noni oh! Okay, sometimes I let people hear my #OhEmGeeCallertunes just in case they want to download it.
When is your favourite time of year?
End of the year… because that’s when my calendar is busiest and the money flow is ceaseless. Oshay! See rhyme na..lol
My life would be so much better if…(Please complete sentence)
Adam did not eat that fruit in the Garden of Eden
Where were you this time last year?
Ermm…. I think I had a wedding to anchor in Benin
What 3 things drive your life?
In my spare time I…(Please complete sentence)
Watch TV, play my guitar, sing, produce and record songs, go to the cinema and I try to pray!
What are your plans for the rest of the year? For EmmaOhMaGod and Emmanuel Edunjobi?
EmmaOhMaGod – I just released my first comedy album tagged “OhEmGee series 1 – Let’s Go to Church”… currently selling on itunes and Amazon…—> http://smarturl.it/EmmaOMG <—that’s the link 😉 and it’s going to be available on CD soon too…In fact it should be available by the time this interview goes up. So I’m going to be pushing it and I’m going to be working on some other projects.
Emmanuel Edunjobi – I’m going to get more settled in some areas of my life… you know say boys don dey old small small..lol.. (a word is enough) *wink*
Thank you for letting us into the world of EmmaOhMaGod, we truly wish you the very best with all your future endeavours.
Stay tuned for the next EbonyLife and Times edition where a good time is had by all! And remember, life is short and time is swift so don’t dull, make a difference