Nigerian comedian Samson Adeleke, also known as Mc Fantasy, has praised citizens for continuing to laugh despite the country’s difficulties.
Mc Fantasy revealed this in a Friday interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
He stated that comedy was the only thing keeping Nigerians together at the moment.
“If not some people would have lost their minds.
“Comedy is the only therapy that is helping us with the current situation going on in Nigeria.
“Even the politicians themselves are comedians, the likes of the ‘balablue, bulaba’, ‘a town hall diferrent from balablue’.
“Our leaders are indeed acting more like comedians than doing what we voted them to do.
“In the midst of the hardship, people still find a way to laugh with content and that is why apps on social media like the Instagram and Tiktok Facebook are getting more popular and entertaining,“ he said.
Mc Fantasy also urged Nigerians to vote for the most credible candidate in the forthcoming elections.
“With the 2023 general elections already here, Nigerians should vote for the most credible candidate, irrespective of tribe or religion.
“Nigerians should vote for the candidates of their choice, by what their manifesto present rather than the gifts they tend to get,” he said.
The comedian who had shared the stage with the likes of Ali Baba, the king of comedy, in Chicago, also urged Nigerian comedians to grow beyond the shores of the country by collaborating with their colleagues across the globe.
“Being in America is an eye-opener for me and seeing the good efforts put in by comedians.
“Americans receive our jokes very well, they are very attentive to jokes, so they get jokes easily and you sometimes don’t stress yourself.
“Americans don’t have that much problem in their life, as long as they can relate to it, our gesticulations especially, make them laugh easily.
”Comedy structure can be improved in Nigeria basically by trying to bring bigger international comedians, the likes of Trevor Noah, Kelvin Hart, Dave Chappelle in Nigeria, that way it will be easier to collaborate.
“I think collaboration with international artistes is just the best way to help the comedy structure,” he said.
NAN reports that MC Fantasy is also one of the topmost sought after wedding MC in the U.S.
He started hosting event back in Nigeria, before relocating to the U.S. in 2014, to undergo his Master’s degree programme at the Western Illinois University.
The comedian hosts an average of 30 to 50 events every year, going from state to state in the U.S., which includes; llinois, California, Indiana, Texas, Atlanta, Maryland, South Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Arkansas, New York, New Jersey.
He is also an international MC, as he had travelled to Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, London, Dubai and recently back home in December 2022, to host weddings.
Aside Ali Baba, MC Fantasy had also shared the stage with Seyi brown, Jedi and Acapella, among others.
He was the main host at the last AY Live in Chicago which featured many stars such as Kenny blaq, Elenu, Mr Patrick, MC Attraction and others.
The international comedian had hosted many concert for big Nigerian artistes in America, like Olamide, 9ice, Teni Makanaki, Mayorkun, Dayo Amusa and many more. (NAN)