The Godfather of Nigerian comedy, Ali Baba has spoken about if and when he will delve into Nigerian politics.
Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere, aka Ali Baba, is one of Nigeria's greatest stand-up comedians whose professional career spans over 22 years. The veteran comedian is also known for constantly voicing out his opinion on societal, economic and religious issues.
NAIJ.com spoke to him at Generally Speaking 2.0 and he discussed politics and his stance on Big Brother Nigeria.
It's obvious you are well-versed in politics, are you considering contesting for a political position anytime soon?
No, not with the political dynamics as it is. The political climate in Nigeria is still perforated with a lot of electoral malpractices. And it discourages people who have clean plans to run because people get in there with fraudulent means and so until it's a clean field, I am not considering.
If someone was to give you an appointment, would you accept it?
A political appointment would not be bad but then again it would be something that I have vision to achieve. If you give me an appointment just for the sake of it, then it would not make sense. But if you give me an appointment where you know that I can make a difference and I will have a free hand to do what I need to do, yes I will take it.
How do you feel about the controversies in the Big Brother Nigeria house now?
The Big Brother house is not about the inmates/housemates. It's about the people who are outside. It's for you to test out your tolerance and ability to appreciate and accommodate different people and the different things that they do. The test is actually for the people that are outside the house and how you can deal with issues they see on the television.
Who are you rooting for to win?
Since Thin Tall Tony is out, Efe.
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