Classy Jester is one of the most popular, young sensational skit makers rocking the online content making industry. He specializes in talking about frustrating Internet fraud hustles for many youths, street stuffs and many social issues affecting young Nigerians using his comical perspective and Idea as a Mumu man.
Well, I have always been fascinated by this upcoming and talented online comedian and I’m glad I was able to get him down for a short interview to let many people & his fans to know more about him.
Here are 12 Interesting things you should know about Classy_Jester
- What’s Classy Jester real name? I asked
Classy: I’m Olawuyi Toheeb Olatunde
2. What’s his State of Origin
Classy: I was born & brought up in Ogbomosho Oyo state. I’m an indigene of Ogbomoso town.
3. What’s the Relationship with Ibadan, many of us think you are from Ibadan o, because of your accent?
Classy: Lol. I’m an indigene of Ogbomosho, I’ve been in Ogbomosho since I was 2 years old and the funniest part is I’ve only slept in Ibadan once in my lifetime 😂
4. Classy Jester Educational Background?
Classy: I attended Ajogbe nursery and primary school for my primary Education, then I proceeded to secondary school, first at Bethel Baptist College (for Junior school Education) and then to At- Taoheed International group of school (Senior level). I’m currently a 300level student of Transport Management at Ladoke Akintola University Ogbomoso (Lautech)
5. Journey into Online Comedy Business
Omoelu: I realized you started on campus, having watched virtually all your videos from start – How did it all start out?
Classy: No, I didn’t start comedy on campus, I started before entering campus and that’s when I was an admission aspirant in 2016.
6. Coping with Academics
Classy: Haa.. It hasn’t been really easy o, coping with academics and still pursuing a career. This is even the reason I changed my course. I was initially studying statistics before I crossed to the current department I’m in now.
7. Negative Reactions to Skits
Omoelu: You do lots of skits on Internet scamming, girls and street stuff? How do you cope with the yahoo guys, to avoid trouble and how do you source for your materials?
Classy: I’ve never had problem with anyone concerning my skits, I just do my thing…. And I’ve always been cautious about skits I make at times, to avoid troubles. I mostly create my contents around our daily life activities and my contents is a character about “a foolish guy that suffers almost every time due to his foolishness”, hence where “the mumu-man” skit nickname comes from.
Omoelu: How do you cope with admirers especially on campus at Lautech as a rising star?
Classy_Jester: Campus fans have been treating me well, you know we’ve been together before many people even know me outside.
8. His Relationship with Smart Sizzle
Omoelu: I know you have a guy who works with you on most of your videos, especially when you are two, I like him too.. What do have to say about him? And how has it been working together? Is he from Lautech too?
Classy: Yes – he’s a student of Lautech, 300level as well, studying Computer science and Engineering… and his name is Salawu Olawale Toheeb. He’s been a very good and supportive friend and he’s doing really good. He’s also equally very creative.
9. Producing an Online Comedy Skit
Omoelu: How long and how much does it take you & in cost to produce a skit, because I know a lot of things go into that?
Classy: Since I do visuals and editing myself, a skit doesn’t cost a lot to produce except if few materials are needed like costume.
10. How to make money in Online Comedy in Nigeria.
Omolelu: I see. So, how do you make money from all these efforts, because as they say, “If e no dey make money, e no dey make sense”.. Abi no be so, na just passion all through? Lol
Classy: Naso o, I make money making adverts for brands and song promotions. And endorsement deals as well, but currently I have a deal with a brand.
Omoelu: How much do you charge for commercials and brands, in case people reading this may want to contact you.
Classy: Well, It varies, we have price list. Anyone Interested should contact my business line on our social media handles for enquires and bookings with our business manager.
11. The Driving Spirit
Omoelu: What’s keeping you going and where do you see yourself in the next 5yrs?
Classy: I’ll say good contents. In the next 5 years… Hmn. Well, life is unpredictable though, but I pray to see myself at top of this career.
12. Words of Advice to other young talented minds.
Omoelu:What’s your take on online content making industry in Nigeria? And what do have to say to any one who wishes to start doing funny stuff like this too but don’t know to start?
Classy: Nigerian Contents makers are really working well so far and it’s been really impressive for me. To anyone who wishes to start doing funny stuff, I would say such should start with maximum commitment. It isn’t really easy to start… It isn’t easy to grow fan base and they shouldn’t be depressed if things are not turning out positive as they want, Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’ll surely go well one day.
Omoelu: Do you work with other skit makers in the industry?
Classy: Sure! I have a lot of people I want to work with as soon as the corona pandemic is over.
Omoelu: What’s your last words to your numerous fans out there?
Classy_Jester: I really appreciate everyone of them, I love them all and I promise them that I won’t cease to give good contents always.
Omoelu: So, how can people contact you for advertisements or enquires?? Or Watch your comedies as I read every time online, as people as ask “Where can we download Classy_Jesters Comedy latest MP4 Videos “. Lol
Classy: Well, our contact is on our Instagram and on Facebook pages. Follow me on Twitter : @Classy_Jesters and on IG at @Classy_Jesters. People can watch all Classy_Comedy latest & Compilation videos on YouTube by subscribing. Once we drop a new video, they get an alert to check. It’s that simple. Subscribing is free oo. Lol.
Omoelu: Thank you so much for this opportunity and for taking your time. God bless as I wish you all the best in years ahead.
Classy: You’re most welcome. 🙏🏻❤ I appreciate too.