Hey readers! How well do you really know about Nigeria’s top famous and successful celebrity comedians? I mean their family background, challenges, secrecy, and testimonies. Enjoy as you read about our Africa’s Entertaiment Guru, Koffi Tha Guru!
Nigeria’s entertainment industry has indeed come a long way. From our music sector to our movie sector, the industry continues to gain global attention and influence.
The comedy sector isn’t left out. From the days of the famous night of a thousand laugh to the AY shows and now multiple comedy events and movies by Comedians, let’s not even talk about the social media Comedians.
This growth is massive and the sector continues to be promising.
It is in this light that we at Olamondnaija.com will take a look at the great impact of veteran comedian Koffi Idowu – Nuel popularly known as Koffi Tha Guru today.
KOFFI THA’ GURU
Koffi Idowu-Nuel aka Tha Guru a.k.a Beast of Comedy is Nigeria’s most versatile entertainer, Comedian, Actor, Singer, Playwright, Author, Director and producer. Best Comedian of the year Dynamix Awards 2006, Best Comedian Music 2006 Nigerian Comedy Awards. Best Animation video for ‘Officer’ NMVA 2009, Best wedding MC of the year WedExpo 2012, Winner Best comedy movie with The Nanny at Best of Nollywood awards 2013 and Abuja International Film Festival.
A graduate of chemistry from the University of Lagos where he also took Theatre training from Theatre 15. A multilinguist from Ibeju Lekki Lagos with a Togolese mother. First Born of a family of four and twenty-two half sibblings.
He is married with 3 kids.
He is the author of the memoir “Beauty of the Beast: The Scars that made me a Star”.
He has 16 music albums including Comfussion, AbiniBility, TRAdofunkHipSoul, Root and Roll, Gospel Truth, Workerman Movement:All Eyes Open, Metamorpho, IJiNLe, “Colourborations” featuring Sir Shina Peters, Asa, M.I, Alibaba, Bovi, Sunny Neji, Paul Play, Sound Sultan, ChiGul, MC Abbey, Ras Kimono, Small Doctor, Q.Dot, Maleke, Splufik team, Ikpa Udo, Classiq, Obadice etc and the just released ‘Songs Of The Soil’ and an album ‘For the kids’ aswell as ‘Motor Music’ the official soundtrack album to his movie ‘A Rough Ride’.
He is also the host of the television magazine programme “Funny Moments with Koffi ‘Tha Guru'”, and the Yoruba variety show “Awada Express”. He presently hosts the Instagram live series ‘Moment Of Solemnity’ @koffithaguru and has featured powerful conversations with Chief Dele Momodu, Alibaba, Basorge Tariah Jnr, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu, Yibo Koko, Fmr AIG Tunji Alapini, Daniel Amokachi, Olori Ranti Ajayi, Kate Henshaw, Tony Tetuila, Gbenga Adeyinka, Seun Kuti, Sound sultan, Victoria Inyama, Maleke, Frank Edoho, Frank Donga, Eedris Abdulkareem, Modenine, Tony Tetuila, Yaw, Teju Babyface, McAbbey, Omobaba, Holy Mallam, Odogwu, Osama, Klint Da Drunk, Mr Patrick, Lola Adefusika, Jedi, MC Tagwaye, Acapella, Ambassador Wahala, Phronesis, Kevin Ikeduba, Lambo, Tito Da Fire, 16 Oniru, Ossy Achievers, Sim Card, Mc Pashun, Babs Cardini, Shortcut, Madiba, EdoPikin, Mc Shaggi, Master Lee, Mr Paul, Funny Doctor, Dynamic V, Koboko, St. Envi etc.
The impact has been tremendous. Value transferred. Lessons learnt.
Over the years he has organised and produced several comedy concerts. “Burstin Loose” from 2007-2010, “Out of Control” from 2014 and the monthly “ComedyNiteLive with Koffi and friends”. He has to his credit 11 movies including 2 Blackbirds, Mumu Movie, The Nanny, Kabuki And Mungo, Mumble Jumble, Ewa Agoyin, The Landlady, Hullabaloo, A Broken Place, A Rough Ride and Scrappy Scruppy Screp: Blue Fiim Agenda.
Koffi is also known for his numerous alter ego characters which includes Nanny Constance Nightingale, the elderly Chief AdissA, the Area boy Muta, Revd. John Jonathan Jones amongst many others. A short Skit series “Unlike father Unlike son”, “Doctor Doctor”, ‘I Had A Dream’, ‘The Probe’ amongst others can be viewed on several online platforms and YouTube along with some of his music videos.
Koffi has the highest number of music videos ever by a Nigerian comedian (50).
He also gives his Instagram page as a market place for small brands and businesses every Monday to showcase their goods and services for free.
Visit www.youtube.com/ Koffi Tha Guru