Veteran Nigerian comedian, Ali Baba, can be best seen as an innovator who started the stand-up comedy in Nigeria and has graced many events with jokes that have made many laugh or make many fairs back at him but all was worth the while.
The comedian has been kind of silent as he no longer graces the stage just the way the younger generations are doing yet he still smiles to the bank once a while with good resources.
Ali Baba in a recent interview stated that he cannot share the same stage where younger comedians who are suppose to be making a living from. Adding that he cannot be going for events where he will be paid N200,000 to anchor.
“People expect me to be jumping up and down the stage at the kind of events that the younger comedians should be seen performing. They forget that it gets to a point in life when even the Inspector-General of Police will not be seen checking the particulars of motorists at checkpoints, yet he is still in the Nigerian Police Force.
“People expect that I should be attending those weddings and public events where comedians are paid about N200,000 to anchor. Of course, I won’t be there,” he said.