Akpororo born Jephthah Bowoto is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, vocalist, and actor. He is a native of Ilaje, Ondo State, Nigeria but he was born and grew up in Warri, a suburb in Delta State, Nigeria
He was born on October 3rd, 1989. As of 2019, Akpororo is 30 years old.
He underwent primary education in Warri, Nigeria. Akpororo has been to primary and high school but the schools are not exposed. Also, Akpororo has both his First School Leaving Certificate and the West African Senior School Certificate. As of now, he is advancing his education at the Lagos State University. This is where he is studying Sociology, thus explaining his career.
His debut career was as a local gospel musician. However, tables turned up for him in 2008 when he joined comedy. He went to the National Comedy Challenge by Opa Williams. Furthermore, he was in the Calabar zone of the competition. In 2009, he was in Lagos. Here he was a contestant for the AY Open Mic Challenge twice. In the first try, he was second while for the second try he won the competition. This was how he got the work at AY Shows. Akpororo was working both home and abroad this way attracting his own fans.
His fame was after the performance at Basketmouth Laff and Jam Comedy show. He took up to himself to set up his show in 2014 on August 12th. He set up his debut comedy show “Akpororo vs Akpororo”. This was at the Shell Hall of Muscon Centre, Victoria Island in Lagos. All including other people, the show had also notable musicians, comedians, Nollywood Celebrities, top dignitaries, etc. His comedy is a fusion of circular and church-related jokes. More so, he jokes about madmen and still madness phrases as a niche in his comedy.
Basically, his comedy comes from a true experience he went through. He does not hesitate to say he was once mentally ill personnel. He joined the church seeking spiritual healing thus attained his normal state.
As an actor
He, however, still got into acting. he was starring in the films Headgone and The Antique. This was in 2014. In 2015, the movies earned him three nominations at the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards.
Akpororo Net Worth
From the very many shows he has, he has managed a quite ransom. Looking at him, one can judge that he is a high-income personality. This explains itself on the 4 million dollar net worth he has. We will have his salary included as soon as possible.
2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Comedy Act
2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
Best Actor in a Comedy
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Comedy Act of the Year
2015 Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
Best Comedic Act
Best New Actor
Best Comedic Act (View’s Choice)
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Comedy Act of the Year
2014 BEN Television Awards
Comedian of the Year
2014 Naija FM Comedy Awards
Best Comedian of the Year
Akpororo Wedding – Akpororo Wife – Akpororo Marriage
He is married to Josephine Abraham following their wedding in Surulere, Lagos State on 14 November 2015. The couple then welcomed their first child in 2016. Later, on an Instagram post he shared, they had just welcomed twins.
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I am so happy for this man congrats once again Repost from @iamshortfamily using @RepostRegramApp – Hmmm. All it takes is for God to crack just one joke for you. And believe me u gonna laugh all the days of your life. #onGodalone. When i started this career 6 years ago even me doubted me. Thank God for everyone who's been resourceful one way or the other. Pls permit me to flood ur timeline with God's faithfulness. And thanks to Cratus Homes and Companies for keeping to their own end of the bargain. From nylon village in Ajegunle now officially an Ajah landlord. Rain no dey fall for one man roof. #grateful #whodeysoakgarrigetplan #ajahlandlord #lagoslandlord PS: Official opening, wednesday 21st August, 2019