Jephthah Bowoto popularly known as Akpororo is a famous Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist, model, actor, gospel singer, master of ceremony, television personality and a philanthropist.
Akpororo’s Bio Data And Social Profile
BIRTH NAME: Jephthah Bowoto
CAREER: Comedian & Gospel Musician
STATE OF ORIGIN: Ondo State, Nigeria
BIRTHPLACE: Warri, Delta State, Nigeria
BIRTH DATE: October 3, 1989
SPOUSE: Josephine Abraham
ACTIVE SINCE: 2008
STYLE RATING: 5.1
STAGE NAME: Akpororo
DISPLAY NAME: Akpororo
ENDORSEMENT DEALS: Airtel
Hilarious Nigerian Comedian, Jephthah Bowoto, officially known as Akpororo was born in Warri, Delta State, where he grew up and had his early education. Akpororo is a native of Ilaje in Ondo state, Nigeria.
He started out as a local gospel vocalist. Situations forced him to engage in comedy competitions, which he really does not like doing.
So, he contested for the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams and gracefully won the Calabar Zone of the challenge.
They landed Lagos for the final phase of the competition, but Akpororo didn’t make it to the top and wasn’t picked as the overall best.
In 2009, Akpororo took a bold step and contested for the “AY Open mic” award, unfortunately he lost to Whalemouth, a comedian who took him down so easily and got a 50k cash gift after his final Jaw-dropping performance at the competition.
Akpororo lost to Whalemouth so much that the audience echoed “WAKA” even before he finished performing his final “Joke”. You would pity him every time you watched the video. This didn’t discourage the multi-talented comedian anyway.
He went for a second try and grabbed the first position, blossoming as the winner. Akpororo became popular after his crazy performance at ” Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show and since then, it has been a story of “grass to grace”.
He also performed at the AY Live, sharing the stage with top level comedians after his performance at ” Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam” show in Ikoyi, Lagos.
In 2014, the veteran comedian with “too much swag and too much anointing” ventured into acting.
He was featured in “Head Gone” (a film produced by Sound Sultan, starring Baba Dee, Alibaba, Eniola Badmos, Zack Orji, Tuface Idibia, and Basorge Tariah, Jnr.) and “The Antique” which landed him three nominations at the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
Akpororo turns upsidedown any stage he mounts and cracks the ribs of his audience out. He calls himself the “comedian with too much swag and too much anointing”.
His jokes are mostly church-related and also he talks about his community a lot, Okokomaiko, which landed him human right ambassador for the people of Okokomaiko by the Constitution of Awareness and Liberty Initiative.
Jephthah Bowoto performs in mega churches like HICC, HGCC in Lagos, COZA in Abuja, The Rock Cathedral and many others, putting smiles on peoples face and at the same time praising God.
His jokes are creative and based on reality. One of his popular jokes which rotates around the church is the “Circular worship” joke, when a girl who rocked herself and reviled with friends in a club the previous night which unfortunately was on Saturday night was asked to take the worship and praise section.
The girl anchored the worship section making a buzzing sound and humming for over 40 minutes before a gospel song dropped in her mind. After the gospel song, a circular song followed.
Another funny joke you’ll remember from Akpororo is the “neighbor in tongues” joke where he said he had a neighbor who spoke tongues every time he was approached for 2 years. But on a faithful day, he did a fast and had no money to “break” the fast and Akpororo was frying Turkey.
The smell hit the man’s nose from Akpororo’s room and he started tracing the smell of the Turkey. When he got to Akpororo’s room, he asked, speaking English for the first time in 2 years, “Akpororo, na you dey fry turkey?”, Akpororo answered, “Yes”.
The neighbor asked, “Abeg you fit give me small make I chop?”, Funnily, Akpororo answered him in tongues, since he has been blasting them with tongues for the past two years.
The neighbor then gripped Akpororo by the neck and whispered in his ear “Abeg, gimme small, na die I dey, na die”.
In an interview, the comedian stated that he cracks jokes about lunatics. According to him, he does that because he once served as an attendant to mentally deranged individuals who resorted to his church for deliverance and spiritual solutions.
Being a vocalist, Akpororo does strictly gospel songs and is pretty good at it. He admits he came into limelight with his comic talent and not with music.
Akpororo’s Endorsement Deals
2. The ace comedian is currently dubbed the human right ambassador for the people of Okokomaiko by the Constitution of Awareness and Liberty Initiative.
Akpororo’s Personal Life
With no doubt, the Funny comedian has surpassed a lot of his colleagues who ventured into the game before him.
Akpororo directs a mass choir of about 80 – 90 people named “Ojo mass choir” in Okokomaiko. He also directs a dance group and organizes an annual programme titled “Ojo Mega Praise Jam” also in Okokomaiko community in Lagos State, Nigeria.
He is currently studying sociology. Him and his wife, Josephine recently welcomed their first baby. He’s a “church boy” and has a mass choir in Okokomaiko, Lagos.
He Doesn’t joke with the word of God, which explains why most of his jokes are about the church and men of God.
Akpororo obviously joins one of those celebrities who’ve had a taste of poverty before dazzling into limelight. After a lot of attempts to hit the fame spot, he made it there, but not without a diehard passion to succeed.
In one of his performances, he stated that he never wants to go back to where he was coming from, a place where you want to have a nice bath but the soap isn’t just available.
What’s Akpororo’s Net Worth?
Akpororo is Akpororo is a unique Nigerian stand-up comedian and one of the fastest rising with an estimated net worth of $1.4 million dollars.
In quite a short span of time, Akpororo has acquired a lot from his career as both a vocalist and a comedian. Recently, he acquired a multimillion naira mansion in Lagos State, Nigeria:
In past times acquired a Range Rover SUV which is worth N5 million naira:
His rise to honour and stardom wasn’t a day’s job, a week’s job, a month’s job nor even a year’s job; it took time, but when his time was set, he simply soared.
It has been argued that Akpororo is one of the fastest risen comedians in the Industry alongside Bovi and Kenny Blaq. He’s funny in personality, drops raw lines of jokes and he’s hilarious.
All these fascinating attributes have translated into realtime cash. Akpororo also makes a hell of a money from his annual comedy concert titled “Akpororo VS Akpororo”.
The show is turning out to be the next big thing in the entertainment industry with a large chunk of people in attendance.