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“ Woli Arole is a very good person, and also a motivator- Woli Agba




Ayobami Ajewole, popularly known as Woli Agba , has been in the business of ‘ cracking ribs ’ since the early 2000 s , the young man ’ s fame fizzled out of the industry shortly after , at a time the ovation was loudest .

In his absence and with the emergence of social media , another brand , Woli Arole , emerged and wormed his way into the hearts of Nigerians by making them laugh .

 Now , Woli Agba seems to be back and aims at holding sway like he used to .

In a chat with Saturday Beats , the comedian said that contrary to what people might think, there is actually no rivalry between himself and Woli Arole .

 In fact , he said that Woli Arole actually motivated him .

“ Woli Arole is a very good person and he is one of the people that encouraged me. He told me to do these videos.

 I remember when we met at an event in Lagos and he told me that he had been looking for me .

 He said that some of the things he was doing , he got the concept from me .

“ He asked for my Instagram handle and when I got back home, I received his call .

 He said that he had checked my Instagram page and that I had only 1 , 500 followers and that it was not good enough .

 We later did a video together where we prayed for P-Square and it went viral and with that , my followership shot up .

 He really tried and kept urging me to do more videos. 

I did not really know what kind of videos to do , so I studied what he was doing and I tried his style a few times , but it did not bring out the originality in me .

“ It was not my way ; besides , I cannot hold a phone while trying to express myself in a theatrical manner , I would be restricted .

 So I went back to the drawing board and I came out with my new skits . Arole was one of the people that motivated me , ” he said .

Woli Agba was quick to add that there was no basis for comparison because their styles of delivery were different.

He said , “People do not really get confused because Woli Agba has been in the industry for a very long time and what Woli Arole does is actually very different from what I do . 

They are two different things . He is always holding his phone to record his skits but I make use of cameras because I act .

“ These are two different ways we record our skits ; probably it is because we both bear the name ‘ Woli ’ that gets people confused . 

But the fact is that I have had the recognition all this while even with the Alfa Sule skits so people would easily relate . 

There were few times when people tried to remember my stage name and they had to mention Woli Arole to jolt their memory . ”
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