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Comedian, ‘I Go Die’ is my Inspiration...Bovi Reveals

Source: Nathan Nathaniel Ekpo/Nigeriafilms.com
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One can attribute the true definition of the word 'Hustle,' to birthday boy, comedian, Francis Agoda better known as 'I Go Die,' who recently turned a year older.

His birthday did not just happen without words of encomium from loved ones like fellow comedian, Bovi, who identified with him as a source of inspiration.

Bovi while rejoicing with his friend, explained that the comedian has done well for himself after going through hardship in life and not taking to arms to fight but chose to earn a decent living for himself.

“Happy birthday to the legend. The one who became a man before puberty. Independent before teaanage. Could have gone the way of drugs, guns and 'Women.' A good example of self supervision. The inspiration for many comics, me included. Happy birthday Francis Agoda,” Bovi wrote.

He started his comedy career in 1991 at the age of 13 in Delta State Television, DTV Top Show with veteran broadcaster Tunde Omonode. He also became co-host presenter of a programme called Mock News every Saturday, together with his friend Otaghware Otas Onodjayeke, fondly called I Go Save.

Later, I Go Dye got a contract to perform in the first comedy club in Nigeria, the Prest Motel in Benin City, where he was paid 1000 Naira per show. He gained popularity on media stations and on one occasion when he went to perform at the University Of Benin, he met Baba Kome, who shared the idea of performing in Night of A Thousand Laughs. He auditioned for Night of Thousand Laughs, and was rejected four times by the organizers of the event.