Osama Akpunonu popularly known as Osama (PCFR) meaning Packaged Comedian of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, based in Jos, Plateau State where he organizes his own Comedy show, ‘Rhythm of Laughter’.
Osama was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. Year of his birth not known. Osama hails from Irrua, Edo State, the first born in a family of six children. He grew up in Kainji in Niger State.
Osama Akpunonu did part of his secondary school in Kainji, later in Edo State before he came to Ilorin in Kwara State.
He later attended Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger State, Pre-ND in Business Studies in Jos, Plateau State and finally obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Jos.
Osama Akpunonu began his comedy skit as an undergraduate in the University with the help of his close friend, Comedian Njoku Bethel fondly known as Senator.
He was launched into comedy professionally after graduation and has so far performed in various places of shows and events across Nigeria.
The talented comedian revealed that comedy business has done a lot in his life as he has travelled to different countries and worked with top Nigerian comedians like Basket Mouth, Julius Agwu, AY, Opa Williams owner of Night of a Thousand Laughs and many others.
He has featured in big shows like AY Live, Night of a Thousand Laughs, Crack your Ribs, Basket Mouth show, Glo Tour, London and many others. Osama is currently based in Jos.
The highly creative and talented Nigerian comedian has a good look which easily wins for women and men alike. His comedy skits are full of witty sayings, hilarious and very inspiring, enough to make people laugh and forget their sorrows momentarily.
He has so far earned a big name for himself in the Nigerian comedy business with large followers. He has a huge fan base across the globe with his YouTube channel of over one million subscribers.
Osama in an interview, stated that once you are good, shows will locate you. He is currently an ambassador of Jos but Naija hustler and summed up that he is a testimony of that grace.
His Comedy Influencers
Osama cited the likes of Bethel Njoku (Senator) Ifeoma Odogwu (Surface), Mix Master Brown, MC Shakara, Funny Bone and the late MC Longs all helped to influence him greatly in his comedy business.
He also named Basketmouth, Kelvin Heart and Julius Agwu as his mentor.
His Personal Life
Osama Akpunonu is not yet married. He revealed in an interview that his ideal woman must be Intelligent, creative, supportive, must support him in his profession and ministry. Again, she must be obedient, loving, respectful, truthful and above all beautiful.
Osama who is currently based in Jos with colour beard as his trade mark has been able to carve out a niche and something unique for himself.
Osama however advised up-coming Nigerian talents to hold on to God, be creative, determined and concluded that they will reach their goals.
His Net Worth
Osama Akpunonu has made a huge fortune from his comedy career, rated one of the richest and most influential comedians in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of about $500,000 dollars.