According to the ‘King of comedy’ Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome, also known as Alibaba, he asserts that he is responsible for creating the majority of the jokes told by Nigerian comedians.
Despite this, he claims that some comedians continue to recycle his material and believe that he has not made substantial contributions to the comedy industry.
Alibaba made these statements during a recent episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, which was co-hosted by actor Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, known as Deity Cole, and Husband Material.
Alibaba said, “Sometimes some people will say I am not helping but 4/5 of the jokes you are telling are mine.
“There was one guy who called me the other day, very popular skit maker. He pushed one video out. And it’s a joke about… This one happened in Warri when someone wanted to cut somebody’s light and they brought dogs and cutlasses and told the person, ‘When you finish come down.’ I told that joke 1988. And then they turned it into skit.
“There are several skits circulating that are inspired by my jokes.”
He advised skit makers and comedians to always give credit to the originators of their content ideas.