Atunyota Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba, considered to be one of the most successful Nigerian comedians, has said he was once a bus conductor and had done numerous odd jobs before rising to stardom.
Ali Baba who described himself as hubby, comic, writer, photographer, poet, artist, artiste, actor, motivational speaker, MC and talk show host shared his 30 years experience in the entertainment industry In a recent interview with Channels TV where he said he came into his profession by accident and shared the good, bad and ugly tales of his career.
Speaking of the days when he had to hustle as a young man, Ali Baba said he was once a bus conductor and occasionally used his father’s car to convey people to their respective destinations as a taxi-driver. “I have been a bus conductor before, from Ramah park back to Ogbaazu (in Delta State).“
He said he also occasionally used his dad’s Toyota Crown vehicle to convey people to their respective destinations as a taxi-driver.
”I had my dad’s Toyota Crown. I will take the car for washing and I would do kabu-kabu (taxi), bribe him by coming with all the newspapers and put on the table,” he said.
Watch the interview below:
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