Jephthah Bowoto (popularly known as Akpororo) is an award-winning Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist and actor. He is known for a unique style of comedy which involves the fusion of secular and church-related jokes. Akpororo’s talents have earned him several awards and recognitions, including the Best Comedic Act in the 2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
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Full Names: Jephthah Bowoto
Stage Name: Akpororo
Date of birth: 3rd October 1989
Age: 32 years (2020)
Education: Lagos State University
Occupation: Actor, comedian
Jephthah Bowoto (Akpororo) Biography and Educational Background
Jephthah Bowoto is a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria but he was born and brought up in Warri, where he also had his early education. He completed both his primary and secondary school education in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria and obtained both his First School Leaving Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the prestigious Lagos State University (LASU).
Akpororo is no doubt, one of the most talented Nigerian comedians. He began his entertainment career as a gospel singer until in 2008 when he went into the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams and went on to win the Calabar zone of the competition.
In 2009, he moved to Lagos, where he AY’s Open Mic Challenge. He came second in the first trial and first in the second.
He rose to limelight after performing at the ‘Basketmouth’s Laff and Jam’ show which was held in 2013. He further performed in other top comedy shows, including ‘AY Live’.
On 12th August 2014, Akpororo staged his first major comedy show, ‘Akpororo vs Akpororo’. The show, which was held at the Shell Hall, MUSON Centre saw the attendance of notable musical acts and comedians.
The same year, he acted in his first movie, ‘Headgone and The Antique’.
Akpororo is happily married to Josephine Ijeoma Abraham and the union is blessed with three children, including a set of twins.
He is a devoted Christian.
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