By Samuel Popoola
Cross section interview with one of the best comedians in Nigeria, Are you really a fan of Mc Primate? Are you ready to know more about him?
Theatmonline: Good afternoon sir. This is theatmonline a.k.a ATM Blog. Can we meet you sir?
Mc Primate: I am Falana Taiwo Akinboola also known as Mc Primate.
Theatmonline: Nice meeting you sir
Mc Primate: It’s a pleasure
Theatmonline: Sir, how did you get your start in comedy?
Mc Primate: Well, it’s a long story, I started comedy in 2010, and I started with dance, starting with dance is just a way of detecting I can do this and we bless God its been great.
Theatmonline: When did you first know you were funny?
Mc Primate: Actually I knew this when I was in school, I just see comedy as natural me
Theatmonline: Why did you choose to be a comedian?
Mc Primate: Like I said it’s a natural thing, so I’ll say I chose to be a comedian because it’s what I like doing most. I enjoy doing it
Theatmonline: But why did you choose comedy over dancing?
Mc Primate: Well I’ll say I prefer comedy to dancing but it’s not like I don’t dance, as I do dance and comedy together.
Theatmonline: who are your influences?
Mc Primate: I don’t have any influence as I don’t look up to be like anyone but to be like myself.
Theatmonline: Since you’ve started comedy, have you ever encounter any obstacle?
Mc Primate: lol, yes. Could remember when I was in school during my degree days, I had a show in another state and I got there late all because I was not mobile.
Theatmonline: But don’t you get discouraging comments from your girlfriend or your family or your friends?
Mc Primate: Well I had that when I started from my parent, they were totally against it but later supported it. But no other obstacle anyway.
Theatmonline: What happens if you do a comedy and people don’t laugh?
Mc Primate: Lol, it’s a bad thing. I don’t pray it ever happen.
Theatmonline: What qualities do other comedians have that you admire?
Mc Primate: Qualities in what aspect?
Theatmonline: Maybe the way he addresses the audience or the way he delivers his comedy e.t.c
Mc Primate: Well the only quality I appreciate much in kennyblaq, is the ability to bring music into comedy.
Theatmonline: What advice would you give comedians just starting out?
Mc Primate: Consistency is the key… let’s get focused and determined.
Theatmonline: Are you planning on something apart from comedy? Like being a politician?
Mc Primate: Well like in every human race, BACON says “knowledge is power”… I’ll like to impact knowledge to younger ones that’s like being a lecturer
Theatmonline: What about the picture you posted on your instagram account?
Mc Primate: Well that’s just to follow a trend then, no intention in politics presently.
Theatmonline: Thank you for your time, we are glad meeting you today sir.
Mc Primate: It’s a pleasure here also.