I Go Dye Biography
I Go Dye whose real names are Francis Agoda, is a Nigerian comedian. He is popularly known as I Go Dye or I Go Die. He has organized several international comedy shows, such as “Igodye Standing.”
I Go Dye Age
Francis Agoda was born on 4 April 1979 in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria, Africa. his birth sign is Aries. he celebrates his birthday on the month of April 4th every year.
I Go Dye Family
Francis is yet to reveal details about his parents, siblings and close relatives. All that he has shared for now is that he grew up at Okpara waterside with his Grand Mother, Queen Agnes where he saw the numerous challenges facing rural settlements in Nigeria.
This insight has motivated him to address some of these issues through his comedy and publications. A review of his creativity dates back to his elementary school days at Ighogbadu primary school and College of Commerce, Warri Delta State.
During his school days, he was a member of the Junior Engineering Technical Society and was made the zonal project manager represent Delta State In 1992.
I Go Dye Wife – I Go Dye Wedding
I Go Dye is married to his lovely wife Stella Agoda. The couple has not revealed the year they began dating nor the when they tied the knot. I Go Dye together with his sweetheart Stella welcomed the arrival of a baby girl into the family. the comedian took to his Instagram page to celebrate the arrival of the baby.
“Lovely princess to a new generation, welcome Paris Agoda my beautiful daughter no DNA pls name be dat April 4, 1979, and Paris,” he said. His fellow comedians and fans have also congratulated him on his newborn baby.
I Go Dye Net Worth
I go dye’s net worth according to richest comedian list in Nigeria is estimated to be in excess of N2 billion.He makes his money from his standup shows and endorsement deals plus other business ventures. His net worth has significantly increased over the years.
I Go Die has a yearly income of N400 million. He owns Revamp Construction Company, is into real estate and currently building a bottled water company, Franstel Natural Bottle Water.
He also has an endorsement deal through which he performs an ambassadorial role for the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations.
I Go Dye Mother House
Popular comedian, I Go Dye surprised his mother with the presentation of a magnificent mansion in Warri Delta state The housewarming party of the eye-popping edifice named Golden Eyes Castle held yesterday at Agoda Boulevard in the presence of former Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole, and other dignitaries.
The mansion reportedly worth over 500 million Naira. His critics are wondering where he got 500million from in this recession period. Some are even accusing him of being a ritualist.
He, however, had the dream back in 1992. Now 25 years after, the dream has materialized. In 2014, the comedian built himself a mansion in Benin Edo state.
I Go Dye Son House
I Go Dye bought a house for his son as he celebrates the 9th birthday The comedian said he bought the gift for his 9-year-old to celebrate the essence of shelter – I Go Dye also noted that the gift brings forth hope to children who are not privileged.
Francis Agoda, celebrated his son, Roy Eseoghene Agoda, on his birthday by giving a house. The comedian bought his 9-year-old son a house as his birthday gift.
The comedian, who is known by his stage name I Go, Dye, shared photos of the gold and white mansion on his Instagram page. I Go Dye expressed that he decided to celebrate his son’s birthday by celebrating the essence of shelter to reminisce on how many people grow up.
I Go Dye Felix Ibru
As a young kid, he met the first executive governor of Delta State Olorogun Felix Ibru after he exhibited usual creativity, for someone who grew up in the village to have the foresight to invent a Hovercraft ship, radio transmitter, hairdryer, projector, electric solar table fan, and a flying helicopter.
that made him the first Africa child to have to build a flying helicopter and moving Hovercraft ship. He was awarded a scholarship to study structural engineering at New York University.
His insight into life and future were mysterious according to his mother princess Emily because he professed issues of the future and he had a great inherent spirituality that made him scared. Within a short while, his passion for comedy brought him wider acceptance and popularity.
which he realized was a means to address mitigating factors affecting young children and many unprivileged people, based on what he witnessed growing up in the village as a young kid.
I Go Die Comedy
I Go Dye followed his passion, developing his comedy artistry, at a time when the comedy business was not trending as a career. However, Francis Agoda continued to pursue comedy, until he was invited to join the Press Literary Art Drama Debating Society (PLADDS).
He soon became PLADD’s Programme Director. After a series of top-flight entertainment presenting mock news on Bendel broadcasting TV, with his friend I Go Save, that platform was used to translate issues affecting the society.
Later, I go dye received a contract to perform in the first comedy club in Nigeria, the Prest Motel in Benin City, where he was paid one thousand Naira per show.
He gained popularity on media stations. On one occasion, when he performed at the University Of Benin, Agoda met Baba Kome, who took him to meet Opa Williams the organizer of Night of A Thousand Laughs’
I Go Die Azuh Arinze
However, Agoda profile expanded when Azuh Arinze of National Encomium Magazine gave him an opportunity to perform at the Pre-Reel Award.
Opa Williams, the organizer of Night of a Thousand Laughs, attended to watch Agoda’s performance, to have a glimpse to access his performance. After that, Williams signed Agoda to perform in the forthcoming Night of a Thousand Laughs 2000.
I Go Die Reel Award
Subsequently, he was also invited to perform at the REEL Award and the AMEN Award of 2000. Opa Williams after many years of outstanding performances named I Go, Dye, the best most outstanding comedian that featured in the show.
Over the years his performances earned him a place in Nigeria’s comedy industry. He became a sought-after comedian by events promoters in Europe.
I Go Dye completed his first European tour with Ehizoya Golden Entertainment, later with The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization of Europe (NIDOE)-France and also performing during the UNESCO Cultural Week.
He has been featured in MTV Africa Music Awards. He has also performed in the opening and closing shows of various notable musicians, including Akon, Boyz II Men, 50-Cent, Rick Ross, The Game, and Kelly Rowland.
I Go Dye Awards
♦ African Best Comedian
♦ The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation of Europe-SPAIN Award for his contribution to Nigerian culture and art
♦ The Nigeria Best Comedian Award (NEA AWARD)
I Go Dye Crusader
I Go Dye as someone who had faced the ills of conflict and was shot, losing some of his close friends, that tragic experience changed his perception.
When he reflected on the 1997 Warri crisis between the Ijaw’s and Itsekiri people, he championed the project, Peace insight. Amb Francis Agoda shot a 10 minutes documentary, a short film in 2004 for the United Nations and the Federal government of Nigeria.
To promote peace and advocate for rural development. He has often lent his voice and provided solutions to world leaders and Nigerian elites with most of his publications.
His open letter to mark the United Nations Youth day in 2017 titled Logic and Reason without guns to Nigeria Government, Governors Militant, and youth, he has continued to be an advocate for the African Youths, promoting a new political ideology that will include the youths in governance.
he has also advocated for youth leadership, in Zimbabwe where he wrote president Robert Mugabe to step down for youthful leadership, he also advocated for youthful President in Liberia which has been successful.
Has continued to champion a new leadership also for Nigerian through his open letter to his excellency President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
I Go dye Interview
In this exclusive interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly’s Associate Editor, UCHE OLEHI, I Go Dye explained he’s ordering the very expensive car- reserved for the rich and mighty- for his latest documentary project, I Go Dye, Pain to Glory.
What has been responsible for your fast and steady rise in the last seven years?
I don’t find it personal, because it’s divine grace. I attribute all to God Almighty, for His Favour upon me. Without my fans, I can’t showcase my talent. I hold my fans in high esteem. And everything around me is just a gift and present from God Almighty.
How have you been able to manage this uncommon success and stardom?
By just being simple, ordinary like a street kid, living my life like normal. I don’t struggle in life. I face every day like a new day.
What have you enjoyed most like a star entertainer?
While stardom has given me a responsibility, I am so much indebted to the less-privileged in society. Stardom has given me the opportunity to speak about the challenges and struggles that we face in Nigeria.
You have definitely had pains, too?
No pains no Gains. It’s challenging seeing the majority of us are living below poverty. What glory is there to share, if some children sleep without a meal? My pain is I wish I can make the world a better place.
How have you managed it?
I do my best, believing God will always comfort the weak, including me.
There is hardly any moment you are not outside the country. So, why are you always getting in and out?
It’s all about events and shows. God had made it possible for me to fly like a dove. But sometimes, I also travel for leisure with my family.
What is the stage of your second Benin mansion?
Well, we still dey struggle o! You know say cement neva cheap. We started the project in March and we are still marching on.
When are you likely completing it?
Time belongs to God. In God’s time, it shall be ready!
How much do you reckon you would spend in the wondrous mansion?
I had a budget cost when I started, but you know in the property business, there are always fluctuations. Some developers will evaluate between N400-N500million, while others can still get it done with 100 million, depending on the finishing.
For such a project, I don’t think I will spend up to that since I’m practically involved in the construction and supervision. You know I dey mix cement for there. Me, Warri boy? They can’t cheat me on my future!
How much have you spent so far?
I’m estimating as normal, but the miscellaneous cost is often unpredictable. Since I’m not intending to sell it, some expenses are often ignored. But I know I have spent quite a fortune.
There has been a lot of speculations about the structure. Can you tell us what you really have there?
Just a small house, for minimum comfort.
We are sure you have other property in your area?
You are a car freak with loads of intimidating machines, I hope you are enjoying the expensive toys?
Enjoyment no dey their o! Na fuel we dey buy o!
You will soon be cruising town in a Rolls Royce Phantom…
Well, the truth about the Rolls Royce Phantom is that I had a big production project. A documentary of I Goes Dye, Pain to Gain (Glory). So, it’s part of the luxury cars we are using for the production.
And this is just a moment for me to say thank you to Scott Tommy and the Honourable Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly for their support on this project. The project is a documentary to inspire youths to believe in their God-given talent.
So, you did order a Rolls Royce Phantom?
Yes! Just to compliment the beauty of what I’m feeling now. As we are recording The Pain To Gain project. It’s about the life Of I Go Dye. Everything is achievable, yet questionable to the low in faith. It’s somehow illusory, but to my kind, we are free to dream big. And big dreams come true. Yes! I have ordered a Rolls Royce Phantom!
How much is it and when is it arriving?
N30million, as they said. Of course, you know 30million can’t purchase it. But besides, I have many projects to splash that kind of money on, I can’t forget in a hurry how I was evicted by my former landlord because of house rent.
And also how Sir Azuh Arinze, your former Editor, in ENCOMIUM Weekly, gave me his suit to wear and perform at Encomium AMEN Award of 2000. So, I know where I’m coming from. This is a mere dream, but I don’t know when it will come true.
Other than show business, what else gives I Go Dye money?
I’m into property and road construction. I run Revamp Company. We solicit contracts. That’s what I do off stage.
Do some even say you are Dangote, African richest man’s official comedian?
That one na lie o! I will just be the area boy wey u know!
It has also been alleged that you have a personal relationship with Edo state Governor Oshiomhole?
The Comrade Governor is a simple and friendly man, he’s a man who supports youth development and I admired his humble nature.
Why did you put a hold on your proposed comedy show?
There wasn’t a hold. We have been working. I’m supposed to do a show with Flytime Entertainment in Lagos. It is themed, I Go Dye Standing. We are still working on it.
What’s new for Francis Agoda, now?
Since I’m done with the production of Game Changer, which will be released next week. We are already working on a new project. I Go Dye Pain To Gain.
Already creating controversies about cars and lot more, it’s a documentary projected for youths to believe in their dreams and to express that it is possible to achieve enviable heights with courage, hard work, and determination. That’s the message. It’s not as if I Go Dye is flaunting his wealth. The gospel truth is God is blessing us.
How’s your family?
My family is fine, and it remains one of the greatest gifts that God has given me.
What are your projections for the future?
My projection for the future is discovering the next comedy street king. This is a project that is designed to help harness and discover young talented youths and showcase them to the world
I Go dye Twitter
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