Obasanjo to Make Acting Debut in Comedy Skit


Nollywood star Samuel Ajibola has unveiled a behind-the-scenes photo from the widely anticipated episode of ‘Dele Issues’, starring former President Olusegun Obasanjo and is scheduled for release on October 14.
Ajibola, who is popularly known as Spiff in the sitcom ‘The Johnsons’, made the announcement on Instagram.

He said: “I’ve had this picture for months, but I’ve been looking at this picture for the past 3 days, knowing I was going to post it up this morning but not knowing what to write under it as a caption. Then I woke up this morning and the first song that came to me was ‘you raised me up so I can stand on mountains, you raised me up to walk on stormy seas, I am strong when I’m on your shoulders, you raise me up to more than I can be’.

“And then I got it! This is it! What I’ve been looking for? My caption would revolve around the Grace of God. To start with, who am I? That on my very own first project as a producer (I’m talking about the Dele Issues nonsense I’ve been disturbing you guys with every time on social media..lol), that I would have the privilege of having a former president of my country (Chief Olusegun Obasanjo) feature in my own skit because of an idea I just conceived in my mind once?

“I meant, as at the time I thought of this idea I thought I was just being crazy, but then again I remembered a quote I’ve (sic) seen some time ago that says: ‘Your dreams are not big if they don’t scare you.’ All I did thereafter was to chase this dream and I left everything to God’s hands. Now I can confidently say that on the 14th of October on my YouTube channel (just search ‘Samuel Ajibola TV’ and you will see it) I would be posting the #Deleissues (special edition) skit by 12 pm.

“If there is any advice I can give you young guys out there, it is this. Please don’t be ever scared to chase your dreams that came from any crazy idea you’ve ever thought of in your head. Write it down and chase that dream with every single thing you’ve got. I mean, you’d never know…Just like me.”

The special episode would mark the high point of the entire web series as Obasanjo makes his acting debut and shows the world a side they’ve never seen or heard of before.

The web series, Dele Issues (Daily Issues), revolves around the main character Dele, who always takes on different roles. The skits are popular for having elements of comedy and satire, ultimately making the series a must-watch.

  • Apataganga

    Baba na comedian, once a comedian, always a comedian…Keep on rocking Baba Ali Baba the Comedian.

  • Jon West

    Obasanjo has finally realized his life’s calling – clowning and comedy, and that says a lot about Nigeria. This reminds me of a party I attended at the 1004 flats , Victoria Island, Lagos, in the early 1980s. In a very revealing encounter, Ray Ekpu, publisher of Newswatch magazine flattered the then Senate President, Joseph Wayas , by extolling his dancing skills. Wayas retorted thus ” I should have been a disco dancer, but the Nigerian people elected to make me the Senate President”.

    I was so depressed by this statement , that I left the party immediately. We have not done better since then, always putting clowns and buffoons in serious positions, like Obasanjo, Buhari, Babangida, Abacha, Diya, Abiola and the rest of the clowns that have combined to ruin the promise of Nigeria. Now the Baba of them all has reverted to his proper and natural profession in old age.

    Why do we keep doing these things and then expecting some progress? Is this not the definition of insanity. This country is a Zoological asylum.

    • abraham ayinde

      Agba Ibo, not a single Igbo man you named in your list, not even the greatest comedian that took refuge under the bed of Felix in Ivory Coast until Shagari pardoned him.The Leopard man, your spot will remain with you. Tribalist to the grave

  • MDG2020

    When suddenly at age 85, what normally is supposed to be a HOME filled with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, turns out to be a HAUNTED CASTLE, only two thing can happen to the occupant-s, firstly, they always on the the run, from one end of the world to the other (PEACELESS), or two, acting comedy (a form of insanity) due to hallucinating and lack of SLEEP and PEACE.
    Don’t cry or rejoice with Obasanjo, for you will not like to be in his shoe if shown the whole picture.

  • Femi

    I envy him. He’s had the best of life all along and don’t be surprised if that man is still around next 20-30 years

  • remm ieet

    This should encourage Nigerians in wrong professions.

  • moribund9ja

    Obj is a natural comedian though he’s a very wicked man.

  • Daniel Obior

    But the man has been in comedy virtually all his life while in government? Recall for instance, the pot bellied head of state who just took over from Murtala Mohammed, reading his first budget speech? Or even the Obasanjo distributing numerous Ghana-Must-Go bags of money for his third term ambition? He has always been in comedy alright. The problem is that it was not at all funny.

    • PolyGon2013

      Oh yes, it is funny.

  • AyoJon

    That’ll be nice. Baba needs to start acting comedy as a profession anyway.