…Treks 606.0 km PH – Lagos to promote brand.
By Emerole Ugwumba
An Ebonyi burgeoning stand –up comedian, Onu Christopher has re-enacted a historical feat earlier pioneered by one Yohananna Abubakar in 2015 when he trekked from Yola to Abuja, following the Victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls.
This time around, Onu, under the brand name Tycobbkyle Comedy, did not accomplish this arduous feat to celebrate any politician but to showcase his talent as a versatile upcoming artiste poised to take the entertainment industry by the storm.
Tycobbkyle comedy was spotted by a Journalist on his way from PortHarcourt to Lagos where he trekked a distance of 606.0km in seven days. Thereafter, he was received by a business mogul; Chief Peter Chibuike Orugwu of the Baby Oku fame in the latter’s Ezza country home where Tycobbkyle comedy presented Baby Oku with a gift to demonstrate his love for the front-line industrialist, after being sumptuously feted on a lavish scale by his host.
Asked by journalists to confirm the insinuation that he was comforted with a cash gift of a whooping Five Million Naira by Chief Orugwu (Baby Oku), Tycobbkyle Comedy who maintained that there was no such thing, asserted that he dedicated the significant achievement to the businessman out of love motive, stressing that though he craves for sponsorship of his brand content, he runs his skit-making business in simultaneity with other avocations that nourish his existential humanity.
As opposed to negotiated recognition, he said he did not believe in demeaning and cheap ways of raising fund for the projection and promotion of his brand, “I don’t subscribe to sitting down, idling away time, begging from hand to hand; perhaps hoping that things will work out on its own accord; when I know what to do to earn a living legitimately” he said.
He revealed that he plans to reach out to business men, the government, the organized private sector, non-governmental organizations and other concerned parties for sponsorship of his brand in order to have his career on the upwardly mobile scale and accelerate its velocity to a globally competitive realm
The thespian regretted that most content creators are frustrated because they lack the needed resources to hire and fund the hosting of renowned artistes for collaboration. He gave an instance of his failed attempts to have audience with the current commissioner for culture and tourism for him to endorse a proposal of show-casing Ebonyi culture and Igbo at large in a movie in which many renowned artistes would have featured.
As a digital content creator and football analyst, Tycobbkyle comedy draws inspiration from Sabinus, Funny Bros and Lamba as models and for their top-notch creativity, didactic and humorous, educative and informative import.
He also called on His Excellency, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru to the plight of content creators with a view to availing the industry of the platform to advance the entertainment industry to an enviable height in Ebonyi State and even beyond.
Tycobbkyle Concept remains a fascinating and enigmatic brand concept whose legacy continues to inspire new interpretations and creative works.
The pedigree which drives this concept is manifestly inerasable in the face of creative and talent superfluity in a wobbling economy such as ours on the appreciable verge of collapse.
The fact remains to be made with stridency that Onu Christopher, the face behind the mask, has re-engineered and repositioned his brand content beyond imaginable dimensions.