Instagram comedian, Cute Abiola has revealed that he makes about N500,000 doing skits on Instagram.
The 23-year-old comic actor who is also a Naval officer noted that most of his skits were inspired by his mother’s character.
“I imitate my parents a lot in my skits, the way I dress in my skits is the exact way my mum looks in the house. I got the accent I use in my skits from them; I stayed in Ilorin for 18 years. My parents talk like real Ilorin people, my father is an extremely funny man.
“I usually pick some punch lines from them to shoot my skits. My mum taught me how to tie head gear. I love my parents so much, if I was not into comedy, I would be selling fabrics like my parents; it’s a profitable business for them. I pray I get married to a wife like my mum.
“I spend up to N15,000 monthly on data and I make close to N500,000 in a month. However, I spend some of it on charity, and as a celebrity, I spend money on clothes. My parents were very hard on me when I was growing up as the first child of the family,” he told The Punch.
The Ilorin-born comedian also revealed how he used to be frustrated at the initial stage when he started making skits.
“I used to cry when I started doing video skits because I felt I was not getting enough fame when I was doing it continuously. But I was not discouraged, even when some of my extended family members said I was wasting my time by doing skits instead of reading my books.
“I was not looking at comedy as a business venture; I was passionate about it. I get money from doing musical promotions for people; I started making money from my page towards the end of 2017.
“I started comedy during my secondary school days, with stage drama. My first stage performance was in 2009/10. When I started comedy, I couldn’t get help, but social media helped me showcase my talent with my skits.
“I opened my Instagram page in 2015; I started by recording 15 seconds videos. I opened my Instagram page to have fun, but I was motivated when I saw other people doing skits. It took me two years before I gained fame. I did a video to support Bisola while she was in the Big Brother House and that was how it got reposted by her handlers; I got a lot of followers through that video.”