Nigerian comedian, actor and skit maker, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Ejekwu, popularly known as Mr Funny or Oga Sabinus, and some social media personalities have been crowned ‘content kings’ at a nightclub called Secret Palace in Lekki, Lagos.
The event, which held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, was attended by some of the most popular skit makers and content creators in the country.
Other content creators, who were crowned on the night, were Adesokan Emmanuel, aka Shank Comics; Chukwuebuka Amuzie, (Brain Jotter); Nasiru Lawal, aka Nasboi; and Mike Nwogu, (Pretty Mike).
Fast-rising singer, Alexander Adelabu, aka Magixx, was also on hand to entertain the audience with some of his hit songs, such as ‘All Over’.
Other highlights of the night were the parade of ladies who came on stage with Pretty Mike to receive his ‘crown’, while Brain Jotter asked the audience to call him ‘Igwe’. Upon getting his own crown, Sabinus jokingly promised to support the venue with N15bn, claiming to be an investor (a name he calls himself in some of his skits).
Sabinus was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and had his early education in Port Harcourt.
He went on to acquire his Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies from the University of Port Harcourt.he was born in 1985.
Sabinus career started in 2015 but he began to see mainstream success in 2019.
The skit-maker was nominated in the 2021 maiden edition of The Humor Awards Academy alongside fellow comedian Basketmouth. Mr Funny discovered his comedy talent at a young age. He began actively doing comedy skits while he was in university.
This was in 2015 during a particular School Student Union week. Mr Funny decided to pursue his career further by uploading various comedy skits on his social media handles, especially Instagram.
Soon enough, he started getting noticed by top Instagram influencers who started sharing his skits. His following on the platform grew.
Sabinus broke into the comedy industry in 2019.
His popularity has earned some notable recognition. Oga Sabinus is the brand ambassador for a popular betting site: Oddstackr and many others. Some of his role models who have influenced him in his comedy career are Mr Ibu and Charles Inojie.
He has also featured in multiple Nollywood movies, the likes of ‘Billionaire’s Bride’, ‘Man of War’ etc.
In May 2022, Sabinus sued two Nigerian food companies for allegedly using his image and catchphrases without his permission. Specifically Friesland Food allegedly used the trademarked phrase “something hoodge” to advertise their Peak Milk product; while UAC used an animated image of Mr Funny in ads.