Comedian and actor, Bovi Ugboma has averred that he can do stand-up comedy anywhere in the world.Bovi made this revelation as a guest on Rubbin Minds.
Expressing his thoughts on the belief that some stand-up comedians can only express their craft in Pidgin English, he said: “You cannot lump all of us in a box. I can do my stuff anywhere in the world. I have done stuffs in as far as Australia in English. But here, the truth of the matter is that there is too much juice in our Pidgin English. Pidgin English is like our Lingua Franca.There is poetry in our Pidgin English. Sometimes to connect more, you have to do it in the language that touches the heart. For us to cross over, we have to do it in a language most of the world speaks or understands. But for our market here, the money is in the Pidgin”.
Bovi also said the emergence of Instagram comedians is a welcome development in the Nigerian comedy industry.
“It’s a whole new genre on its own, the online comics. Because it is not easy. I have been doing skits more than ten years ago .Before these platforms came, we used to do skits to promote our shows. So I know how difficult it is to make one skit.
Me doing stuffs with them now is because I like to do skits, I like to act. Most importantly I had a product to promote that was why. I remembered last year or two years ago, Mr Macaroni reached out and I said I wasn’t ready. He asked why and I said I am used to doing this to promote just shows. I understand this is a market and the time would come when I would be ready for it. So that time is coming now”.