Meet Samobaba (the Bollywood to Yoruba comedian).



Arinola be-inspired: Hello our inspiring audience. I  am Islamiat Arinola Oseni, your favourite host on BIA. I’m glad to be here this week and I know you are too. I’m super excited about our guest this week.

On today’s session we have our favourite India movie to Yoruba comedian, I’m sure we’ve all come across his skits in one way or another and we can wait to know how he was able to put them together. He would be introducing himself now.

Kindly introduce yourself sir

Guest:  My name is Abolarinwa Shamsedeen Oluwaseun with the stage name Samobaba. I am from Kwara State but born and bred in Lagos. I am a graduate of University of Ilorin where I studied Performing Arts. I graduated in 2010. I am an entertainer and a serial entrepreneur. I am from a family of 7 with 5 children, I happened to be the 3rd. I guess that’s enough.

Arinola be-inspired: Awesome!

We would like you to take us through your journey so far? We would like to know how the Bollywood to Yoruba comedy skit started.

Samobaba:  Yoruba- Bollywood skits started in August 2018 on Social Media. Oh! We’re in August now, that makes it exactly 2 years. Thank you for reminding me😁.

Samobaba has always been a comedian. Before now, I was majorly known as a stand up comedian which is what I do professionally as well as MC in events.

Now, I’m a Social Media comedian, I’m now known for my skits which is majorly seen on social media. You can categorize me as a Social Media comedian, Influencer or online comedian, which ever way you’re comfortable with.

It’s all about having an online presence for wider reach. Social media became the way to go and I tried creating contents of which I wasn’t comfortable with some before Bollywood to Yoruba came in.

Arinola be-inspired: What or who inspired you?

Samobaba: What inspired me is the need to push my brand and also gain more visibility. This is what inspired me to go into social media comedy, then I settled for Bollywood to Yoruba comedy skits.

Arimola be-inspired: Has the journey been smooth? Considering the fact that they’re are a lot of comedians out there.

Samobaba: Honestly, the journey has been very smooth though it’s a tedious thing to do especially my style if you have a deeper understanding of what I do and how I go about my skits, it’s a very difficult style to adopt.

The journey has been smooth in terms of patronage but creating my skits can be very difficult. I think I’m lucky. I’ll give thanks to God for that.

Considering the fact that there are lots of comedian out there, the journey has been smooth for me without any competition and I guess that’s because of the uniqueness of my contents. Aside the uniqueness, the workload, creativity, attention and time dedicated to creating the contents makes it so different, unique and rich that brands and individuals want to associate with it.

Arinola be-inspired: What are your challenges so far?

Samobaba: The challenge for me basically is time. My work takes the most of my time. Even when I’m supposed to be rest, I’d be thinking about the work at hand. I also don’t get enough time for my friends and family and I don’t get time for other issues that are pressing too.  It’s just time for me.

Arinola be-inspired: Any message for your fans or youths out there.

Samobaba: Keep pushing. Keep doing whatever you’re doing. Your time is coming. A time will come that you’ll be the one at the top. Keep growing your brand and adding value to yourself. Your hustle will pay some day.

Arinola be-inspired: What is your best inspirational quote?

Samobaba: There is beauty in simplicity as there is dignity in silence.

Arinola be-inspired: Thank you so much for granting us audience despite your busy schedule.

Samobaba: You are welcome anytime.


To our Audience, kindly leave your thoughts in the comments section. Thank you so much for joining this week. God bless you.

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