Atunyota AlleluYa Akpobome as he was christened, professionally known as Alibaba or King of Comedy is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor, a presenter, a writer, motivational speaker and he has a strong flair for developing ideas. He reads a lot and also loves painting. Alibaba owns streams of other businesses.
Comedian Alibaba’s Early Life And Age
Alibaba was born in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria on the 24th of June, 1995 into the royal family of Agbarha Otor. He’s the first son of several children and he spent his first 8 years in Warri.
Comedian Alibaba’s Education
Alibaba attended Ojo primary school and Command Secondary school in Lagos. He furthered his education at Ibru college in Agbarha Otor and Bendel State University now known as Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, where he studied Religious studies and philosophy.
Comedian Alibaba’s Career
After the completion of his academic degree in 1990, he relocated back to Lagos, to develop his comedic talent he discovered at the University. He began his professional career performing at corporate events, appearing in television shows with Charlie Boy, Patrick doyle, Danladi Barka and some other OAP
He also worked with Dapo Adelegan of Dp Lekki Limited as executive assistant in 1991. Through sacrifice and creative dynamism, Alibaba carved a niche for himself as a comedian for both corporate and non-corporate events and by serving as a Master of Ceremony at many events.
In 1993, he registered his company Alibaba Hicuppuray 3rd to enhance the perception of comedians as a profession and a respected way of life. As part of this work, in 1998, he hired billboards on strategic Lagos streets with the message that became known as “Being Funny is Serious Business.”
Ali Baba, maintains the philosophy that his business is big enough for all who want to make comedy their chosen profession. As such, he supports, mentors and presents several comedians helping to ensure that standards are maintained and professionalism encouraged.
Comedian Alibaba’s Awards
Ali Baba has been a professional stand up comedian for the past 30 years and has received several awards.
__Outstanding Performance of laughter Awards 2001
__ Immense contribution to the comedy Industry 2002
__Achievers Merit Award 2003 skills
__Icon of comedy, Pendulum Awards Lasu NAPS 2004
__Icon Of Comedy, First Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2004
__Comedy Enterprise, National Comedy Awards 2005
__ Recognition of solid support to young entrepreneurs, Lasu 2006
___Contribution to the entertainment industry at the City People Entertainment 2006
__Enablers Merit Award 2007
__ Diamond Award for Comedy 2008
__Comedian of the Decade, National Duty Awards 2009
__Contribution to the entertainment industry at the City People Entertainment 2009
__Comedy For Change, In commemoration with his 20years on stage 2010
And some other awards too
Comedian Alibaba’s Recognition
He was Inducted into the Johnie Walker ‘Striding Man’ society in 2009 which recognizes men who have achieved great strides in their chosen fields.
In 2012, he rang the year end closing bell of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the first comedian to do so. Alibaba is a special Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
In March 2015, He featured on CNN African Voices, speaking about his goals to professionalize and gain acceptance for other Nigerian Comedians.
April 2018, Alibaba was given the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his immense contributions to Nigerian Comedy Industry.
Comedian Alibaba’s Family
Alibaba is married to Mary Akpobome who hails from Akwa ibom, Nigeria. She’s a director of Heritage Banking Company Limited Of Nigeria. Their union is blessed with 5 lovely and smart kids.
Comedian Alibaba’s Net Worth
Alibaba charges an average of ₦4 million to perform in any event. In addition to comedy, he is also a motivational speaker. He owns streams of other businesses in Lagos. Forbes estimates his net worth as N3 billion this 2020.
Comedian Alibaba’s House
He’s not called the king of comedy for nothing. Anything you do ensure you give it your best. He owns a palatial mansion in a nice estate in the Lekki axis of Lagos called Nicon Town.
The haven is a duplex of three sitting rooms, seven bedrooms with a swimming pool sized jacuzzi in the master bedroom and a floor to ceiling sized cinema for the viewing of pleasure of family and friends. Isn’t this great? Sure it is!!
Comedian Alibaba’s Car Collection
His extreme likeness for cars made him have over 10 expensive cars in his garage. His trucks and cars are over 300 million naira, including two luxurious and customized trucks worth over 45 million naira. He also has a Mercedes E class, à Land cruiser, an LR3 and three other sporty utility vans. The plate numbers are customized from ALIBABA 1 to ALIBABA 10
Alibaba’s Mercedes E Class
Alibaba’s wife bought the car to honor him on his 50th birthday.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a range of executive cars manufactured by German automaker Mercedes-Benz in various engine and body configurations. All generations of the E-Class have offered either rear-wheel drive or Mercedes’ 4Matic four-wheel drive system. It has tranquil interior and high tech features. This feature works with the Remote Parking Pilot that enables the car to park by itself using an app. The styling again is very similar to the current C and S-Class and it’s available in a coupe, convertible, and station wagon models.
The E-Class is the bestselling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz.
Alibaba’s Land Cruiser
The 200 series Land cruiser was globally introduced in 2007. The Land Cruiser measures 194.9 inches long, 78.0 inches wide and 74.0 inches tall.
Land Cruisers often come stock with two fuel tanks. Their reliable diesel engines also extend range over their gas-powered options. The Toyota Land Cruiser has great off-road abilities, a solid predicted reliability rating, and plenty of standard and optional features.
Alibaba’s Land Rover 3 (Lr3)
The Land Rover LR3, which replaced the Discovery, was launched in 2005 and sold through 2009, after which it was replaced with an updated version dubbed the LR4. The boxy, upright sport-utility vehicle was one of the better off-road utilities on the market.
The LR3’s all-wheel-drive system included a center-locking differential It is also includes the Land Rover Terrain Response System, which lets the driver select one of several modes that electronically controlled drivetrain response under different sets of conditions: “Mud and Ruts” or “Sand and Dunes” to assist the driver and prevent the car from bogging down.
Alibaba’s Suv Hummer 1
Wheel base is 130 in (3,302 mm), Length
184.5 in (4,686 mm), Width
86.5 in (2,197 mm) and
Height 77 in (1,956 mm)
It has an improved fuel efficiency and a powerful engine.
The Duramax engine was equipped with cooled exhaust gas recirculation and an internal engine oil cooler, thus, requiring a 40 percent heat rejection increase to engine coolant. Because space was limited between the air-lift brackets that protrude from the hood, the fan system was modified by putting it directly under the coolpack and driving it through a special gear box directory off the crankshaft damper pulley.
Alibaba’s Monster Truck
A monster truck is a specialized truck with a heavy duty suspension, four-wheel steering, and oversized tires constructed for competition and entertainment uses.
Originally created by modifying stock pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), they have evolved into purpose-built vehicles with tube-frame chassis and fiberglass bodies rather than metal. A competition monster truck is typically 12 feet (3.7 m) tall, and equipped with 66-inch (1.7 m) off-road tires.
Monster trucks developed in the late 1970s and came into the public eye in the early 1980s as side acts at popular motocross, tractor pulling, and mud bogging events, where they were used in car-crushing demonstrations.