Akpororo Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Monalisa Tonsing
Feb 29, 2024 By Monalisa Tonsing
Originally Published on May 05, 2022
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Discover fun and educative facts about the famous comedian, Akpororo in this article. Let us dive in!
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About Akpororo

Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatiseyifumi Tanimola, known by Akpororo, is a famous Nigerian vocalist, stand-up comedian, and actor.
Jephthah Bowoto came to the world on October 3, 1989, in Wari, Nigeria, but is a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria. In 2014, he began his live comedy show 'Comedian Akpororo vs. Comedian Akpororo' after becoming the winner of the AY's competition 'Open Mic Challenge'.
The stand-up comedian's career initially began as a gospel musician. In 2008, a new turn took place in his career trajectory when he partook in the Oka William organized 'National Comedy Challenge' and subsequently became the winner of the Calabar chapter of the contest, which marked his comedy career. After winning the AY's competition, Akpororo started performing at AY's shows in his native country and other countries, making him mark a place for himself in the competitive comedy industry of Nigeria. He is a comedian and an actor, where he acted in the popular film 'Headgone' and 'The Antique'. Keep scrolling down to learn more fun and stunning facts about this hilarious person, Akpororo.

Akpororo's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Akpororo's net worth?

Akpororo is one of the most influential and top-earning comedians in Nigeria. His estimated net worth is between $1-$5 million, which he accumulated from his career as an actor, comedian, and vocalist, and from his endorsements, shows, and salary. From his different sources of income, Akpororo has amassed a good fortune but chooses to live a humble lifestyle. He also has a mansion in the center of Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

How much does Akpororo earn per year?

Akpororo has accumulated a high net worth from his career and has multiple sources of earnings. However, the information about his yearly wages or salary is unknown.

Height, Age, & Physical Attributes

How tall is Akpororo?

The famous Nigerian comedian, Akpororo's height is 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Akpororo?

As of March 2022, Akpororo is currently 32-years-old, born on October 3, 1989.

Childhood And Education

Akpororo is an indigene of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria, raised in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria. He attended the Uniben Staff School in Warri for his primary education. Then he went to Lagos State University to study sociology.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Akpororo's partner?

On November 14, 2015, Akpororo married Josephine Abraham in Surulere, Lagos. They have two daughters and a son. They called themselves the 'Roro Kingdom'. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The famous stand-up comedian, Akpororo, did not begin his career as a comedian; he started as a local gospel musician. In 2008, he took part in the National Comedy Challenge organized by Opa Williams with the expectancies of getting a career breakthrough. He became the champion of the competition's Calabar zone, an incident that would change his entire career trajectory from gospel singer to a stand-up comedian. Although he was the champion of the Calabar zone, he couldn't win the national title. As a result, he relocated to Lagos in 2009 to test his luck in the AY's Open Mic Challenge. He competed in the AY's Open Mic Challenge twice, where he became the runner-up in the first competition and eventually won the title on his subsequent or second attempt. After winning the title, he performed on various shows of AY, which would be the turning point of his career. Then he started giving performances in other parts of his home country, Nigeria, and other countries. He gained recognition in 2013 following his outstanding performance on Basketmouth's show 'Basketmouth's Laff and Jam', an event that would give Akpororo the limelight he is getting today.
After delivering such a hilarious and brilliant performance, he performed in numerous comedy shows, such as 'AY Live.' He orchestrated his first significant comedy show at the Shell Hall, Muson Centre, in Lagos, 'Akpororo Vs. Akpororo', on August 12, 2014, where the event witnessed the presence of renowned musical acts and humorists. This event would stage or mark a career milestone in the life of Akporro as it was his first-ever comedy performance on a big platform, accompanied by a music concert performed by various renowned artists.
Aside from his career as a well-celebrated and renowned stand-up comedian, Akpororo still pursues his initial career, which is being a gospel musician. He has a real passion for gospel music, where he harmonizes a mass choir named Ojo Mass Choir. In addition to this, he creates a dance group and schedules a yearly program called Ojo Mega Praise Jam in Okokomaiko, Lagos, Nigeria. Akpororo recorded and released some excellent single tracks, including 'Days Of Elijah', which were great hits.
Akpororo's career got broadened when he decided to become an actor. He starred in a popular comedy film, 'Head Gone', a production of Sound Sultan. He featured famous stars of the Nigerian entertainment industry, including Alibaba, Rapper 2 Face Idibia, Baba Dee, and Zack Orji, among many others. Apart from this, he has appeared in other films, such as 'The Antique'.
The multi-talented and hilarious celebrity, Akpororo, appeared in an inspirational comedy radio program called 'NoShaking' as a part of Naija FM's program 'Morning Runs'.
Akpororo is now seen on par with renowned comedians such as 'I Go Dye’, Basketmouth, AY, Julius Agwu, and many successful comedians in the Nigerian comedy industry. His ingenious rawness and originality of his extremely hilarious jokes made people characterize or describe him as the upcoming or new 'I Go Dye'.
Akpororo is best known for being a stand-up comedian and gospel musician. His comedy style represents the blend of secular and church-related witticisms. Despite starting his comedy career in 2008, Akpororo, the humor merchant, undoubtedly outmatched his colleagues who had been there in the industry long before him. What sets him apart from them is the transformation he has achieved since his first career breakthrough in 2010. In June 2015, he entered a 2-year endorsement contract with Airtel.

Charity Work

There is no information about his charity work as well.

What awards has Akpororo won?

Akpororos' performances have been described as vibrant, outlandish, ingenious, and hilarious, making him earn titles such as The Comedian of the Year. He has received nominations several times because of his outstanding performances, such as the Best Comedy Act in the Nigeria Entertainment Award ( 2014, 2015, 2016) and Africa Magica Viewers Choice Awards for the Best Actor in a Comedy (2016), among many others. He has won the Naija FM Comedy Awards for the Best Comedian of the Year in 2o14 and the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards for Best Comedic Act in 2015.

Akpororo's Hobbies And Interests

Akpororo is a multi-talented personality, but little is known about his other hobbies and interests aside from cracking jokes, singing, and acting.  

Other Interesting Akpororo Facts And Trivia

  • Akpororo gifted a new Toyota Camry to his friend's father as he welcomed him to reside in his house for a year. He presented the car, a Toyota Camry, at the man's compound in Lagos.
  • His birth sign is Libra.
  • He is one of the fastest-rising comedians and among the richest comedians in Nigeria and SubSaharan Africa.
  • Akpororo has revealed that he makes jokes about the interesting events, situations, and interactions he has witnessed or encountered at the numerous churches he attended through his childhood.
  • He has the ability to crack a joke on sensitive topics like politics, society, situations in life, and even church-related topics.

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Akpororo Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Bowoto Jephthah Oluwatiseyifumi Tanimola

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170 cm

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Lagos State University

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Josephine Abraham
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Written by Monalisa Tonsing

Master of Arts specializing in Sociology

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Monalisa TonsingMaster of Arts specializing in Sociology

A versatile content writer with a Master's in sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Monalisa is dedicated and enjoys working in a creative environment. She has experience as a faculty member under the SBI-RSETI program, mentoring unemployed youths and coordinating free training programs for self-employment. She has also worked as a geography teacher and a subject matter expert. With a passion for writing, She is now a full-time content writer who is committed to producing quality content.

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