FULL NAME: Jephta Bowoto
STAGE NAME: Akpororo
DATE OF BIRTH: unknown
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ondo State
WIFE: Mary Josephine Abraham
AGE: 28 years old
NET WORTH: $1.4 Million
MARITAL STATUS: Married
Born Jephthah Bowoto, popularly known and referred to as Akpororo, is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist and actor. He was born on October 3rd, 1989, a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria. Just like his colleagues Basketmouth and Bovi, Akpororo started from nowhere but has brought out so much greatness in his life. He is a Warri born Nigerian comedians who is bankable and currently bouncing and dinning with the richest entertainers in the Industry today.
Early Life and Background
Akpororo as he is widely called , is a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria but he was born and bred in Warri, Delta State and he now tagg himself as a Warri boy . Akpororo is originally from Ilaje, Ondo State but he was born and brought up in Warri where he had his first taste of education before his career kicked off. The gentle man started his career as a local gospel musician until in 2008 when he went into the National Comedy Challenge by “Opa Williams” and went on to win the Calabar zone of the competition.
Akpororo started his journey from the grass-root before making it to the apex. His journey into success was a very long and winding one that is capable of frustration a man but his determination kept him going until he met his greatness and stardom followed. In search of greener pastures in his comedy career, he was forced by situations to sign up for a Comedy Competition with the hope of breakthrough. So he registered for Opa Williams’ National Comedy Challenge. After the competition, Akpororo was crowned the the best from the Calabar Zone of the Comedy Challenge. He was so determined to win this competition but unfortunately he wasn’t crowned the winner but judges acknowledged his talent but further said he’s not Nigeria’s best. Young Akpororo is that man that love to stand out in everything he does in life which made him go for first position in any competition
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He remained consistent and kept persisting in his career. He later tried his luck with AY’s Open Mic Challenge. this time he won. From that point he started hustling for people to feature him in their shows, some accepted while some didn’t. At some point he started getting bookings for events, one of the notable one was when he perform at an event for a Professional Fee of N1,000 (One thousand Naira) only to get paid N600 only . They promised to pay him the balance after the show but the organiser, up till date, is yet to pay the balance.
Akpororo had hopes that one day things will become better for him , he got passion for the job, his dream was so big that nobody could understand his driving force, he desired was so much that it was impossible to imagine and today God has finally smiled on him giving him everything he ever wanted, money,house, wife and a beautiful daughter for a start. His final breakthrough was arranged through Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam .
Career And Rise To Stardom
After moving down to Lagos and contesting in the AY’s Open Mic Challenge twice and triumphing in the second edition of the show. He gained recognition in 2013 following his performance at “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show and went on to perform in several comedy shows including “AY Live”. On 12 August 2014, he organised his debut comedy show “Akpororo vs Akpororo” at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre. The maiden event saw the attendance of notable musical acts and comedians.
Akpororo officially made his first movie appearance in the films Headgone and The Antique; with the former earning him three nominations at the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. Akpororo is that guy that deliver his comedy in a unique style that is different from that of his counter-paths. His performance is so electrifying, pouring out jokes basically a fusion of circular and church-related jokes.
Akpororo is referred to by many as Energetic, Crazy, Mad, Ingenious and Hilarious comedians who knows how to crack your ribs. Outside comedy, he is also a fine Gospel musician blessed with a sweet and tender voice . He coordinates a mass choir called “Ojo Mass Choir”. He also directs a dance group and organizes an annual programme tagged ‘Ojo Mega Praise Jam’ in Okokomaiko hood in Lagos, Nigeria. The multiple award winning comedian is currently working on a soon-to-be-released album and we anticipate this album to be supported by his old singles like ‘Days of Elijah’ and ‘Thank Am o”.
He has also featured in Comedy Films like ‘Head Gone’ a film produced by Sound Sultan, and has worked with some prominent names in the industry the likes of Alibaba, Tuface Idibia, Baba Dee, Eniola Badmos, Zack Orji, and Basorge Tariah. He behave like a mad man in most of his comedy videos but trust me that attitude is pilling uphis bank account everyday. Has been managed to work it to the top of his career as he now rub shoulders with the likes of ‘I Go Dye’, Basketmouth, AY, Julius Agwu and others. He announced the completion of his masion few days ago and the house is said to worth 150 million naira.
Hard work has brought him this far and it appears he is just getting started . He has been able to achieve a lot to surpassed most of his colleagues that were there before him. He dived into his comedy business in 2008 but has achieved more than some comedians who has been there like forever.
Akpororo Wedding – Akpororo Wife – Akpororo Marriage
He is married to Josephine Abraham
Comedian Akpororo’s Child
Akpororo and wife, Mary Josephine Abraham welcomed their first child last year. It’s a girl for them. They got married on November 14, 2015 at Eagle’s Club in Surulere, Lagos. Some popular faces that was in attendance include former first lady of Lagos Abimbola Fashola, comedian Ali Baba, comic actor Francis Odega, and other friends and family.
He was born on October 3rd, 1989. Therefore he is currently 28 years old
Akpororo Net Worth
Akpororo’s net worth is estimated to be about $1.4 Million
Akpororo signed a 2-year endorsement deal with telecommunication giants Airtel Nigeria precisely in June 2015.
Awards and Nominations(Awards Won & Nominations)
- Nominated for Best Comedy Act at 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy at 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Nominated for Comedy Act of the Year at 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Won Best Comedic Act at 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best New Actor at 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Nominated for Best Comedic Act (View’s Choice) at 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
- Nominated for Comedy Act of the Year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated for Comedian of the Year at 2014 BEN Television Awards
- Won Best Comedian of the Year at 2014 Naija FM Comedy Awards
Latest News on Akpororo
Comedian Akpororo and rapper Yung6ix recent had it hot and here is what happened. There was a reports about stand up comedian Akpororo shading Yung6ix for spending 3.9 million naira on drinks, an act which got many people talking.
Comedian Akpororo who was quoted to have said:
“Yung6ix should have bought a hit song with the N3.9m he recently splashed on drinks”!
This of course did not go down well with the rapper and his team, who in turn took shots at the comedian. He called Akpororo a failure and also called his wife a prustitute
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