Mr Macaroni (real name Adebowale Adedayo), a Nollywood actor, content developer, and activist, does not take offense when people declare they do not find his stuff funny.
In an interview with The Cable, the 30-year-old sketch artist explained why he takes criticism so well.
Mr. Macaroni said he had never considered himself to be funny.
“I never saw myself as a comedian, so to say. It is why I really do not get angry when people say they do not find me funny. So I am also humbled again by the millions that find me funny. So, because in school where I studied theatre arts, everyone that saw me knew me for serious drama. I love drama a lot. Yes, we would do comedy when I had to. But people knew that when you want to see acting, serious acting Debo will be there.”
Mr. Macaroni also spoke on the active role he played during the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
The skit maker stated that his participation in the protest came with blessings and curses.
“Why I said it came with blessings and curses is that there were also a lot of people who did not like that I was doing that. From government officials to the supporters of the government.
They were just like, ‘You that we like’. Politicians also love your comedy’. That is the best way I can answer it. Some people even come to me and say ‘Oh I do not watch your content. But your personality, what you stand for I love it. Weldone’. While some other people will insult me online.”