How time flies! Popular comedian and trailblazer, Tee-A is celebrating 20 years on stage. When he started out in 1996, it was rare to find young undergraduates cracking ribs for a living.
As a student of Linguistics in University of Lagos, Babatunde Adewale crafted his stand-up comedy skills through campus club, Theatre 51 and learning under Ali-Baba that comedy business is serious business. Tee-A was able to craft his niche as corporate and events MC and built his products, Live & Naked and the popular, Tyme Out With Tee-A.
Come this Sunday, October 2. he ‘ll be hosting friends, partners, clients and family members to a dinner concert at Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos, with performances from pop giant D’Banj, gifted singer Wande Coal, and tribute performances from industry greats like Ali Baba, Basketmouth, Basorge Tariah Jnr and many other colleagues.
‘It’s a major personal celebration for me, but to be honest, I see it as an opportunity to celebrate the success of stand up comedy in Nigeria, and the acceptance of our genre as a form of credible art within the creative community, he says. ‘It’s my 20th anniversary, but I would have been on the streets today, if the society did not buy what I had to sell,” says Tee-A.