How comedian Akpororo rose to stardom

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We take a look at the rise to stardom of comedian, Akpororo. Akpororo’s sudden rise to stardom in the comedy industry is no mere coincidence as he has obviously earned it. He came into the industry with a fresh, unique and energetic style of comedy, thereby receiving a lot of ovation from fans and lovers of comedy. We take a look at the gentle rise to stardom of Akpororo.

Early life

Akpororo who is originally from Illaje in Ondo state was born in the suburb of Warri in Delta state where he grew up. His real name is Jephthah Bowoto.


In the early part of his career, he started off as a gospel singer up until 2008 when he moved to Lagos and contested twice in the AY’s Open Mic Challenge, coming second in his first try and winning the competition on his second try.


Akpororo rose to stardom in 2013 following his performance at “Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show and went on to perform in several comedy shows including “AY Live.” Since then Akpororo has been able to create a name for himself as one of the big comedians in Nigeria. On 12 August 2014, he staged his first major comedy show “Akpororo vs Akpororo” at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre.

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