Godwin Komone, popularly known as Gordons has revealed some cogent fact about his childhood life, career and family, while being interviewed with Tosin Clegg, the Niger Delta man spoke about how his parents wanted him dead when he was a kid.
I Officially Started Comedy In 2005.
I came to Lagos in 2005, before then, I was doing music in Warri, I didn’t know I was going to do comedy to proffessional level, because I started as a musician. I was with a group but what we were doing was acapela music, so it wasn’t pure music, it was music comedy. Then a lot of people thought that since I was doing comedy in the music, that I was supposed to separate the both, and that was exactly what I did. So when I came to Lagos in 2005, I decided to make comedy official and that was how the brand name Gordons came to being. We did music from 1992 to 2004, 2005 was a remarkable time when I began, so what I was doing with with comedy and music brought about the brand Gordons.
The Audience Acceptance Was My Major Challenge While Starting Out
People did not accept me, that was what I felt and I didn’t know who to run to for mentorship, a lot of gurus were in the game, so I didn’t know how to do my thing differently to have a break through. Then I had a problem of people not giving me opportunity, since I didn’t have friends, I also had a problem of being looked down upon as a Christian that would not be able function as a comedian in a circular setting. But thanks to God that in the end, I was able meet Basketmouth who believed in me and gave me a platform where I was able to perform and showcase my talents, the platform was called Laugh and Jams, it was an opportunity to express myself. I also anchored the Experience 5 times, back-to-back and that was how everything started.
Your Foundation Will Always Speak For You
I have been a Church person and a Christian all my life, everything that I have done in this life is in the line of religion and Church, so it did influenced my style, and if I wasn’t raised in the Christiandom, my style of comedy would be influenced by any other religion I was raised in, so I can say that foundation is very powerful. That is why, whenever I’m on stage, my foundation speaks for me because I have been a Church boy all my life.
I’m Married With Four Children
I’m the first born in my family, but I can’t categorically tell you how many were in our family, I have to call to find out because my father is a very good producer, even though he is not Don Jazzy. My parents are now separated and they have their own husband and wife issues.
I Have Done Many Shows In Nigeria
I did a show in Asaba, the attendance was 7,000 people, a show I did in Warri got me 4,000 people in attendance, Sapele had 3,000 and Port Harcourt gave me 2,000. I did a show in Lagos and I brought Chaka Demus and Pliers but people didn’t pay attention to that but now, everyone knows that Gordons is a bigger brand and as a matter of fact, I have started my own show. My own show, “Nothing But The Truth” will be in Lagos, December 25, 2018, it’s going to be a one-man show because I don’t want to do a show when I don’t have enough jokes to crack. What I really think is, this is the time for me to do my own show, I don’t want to do a show just because people are doing but because I have a conviction for it.
My Recent Plane Crash Scare
We were set for a Glo show in Accra, Tekno, Flavour and I was in that plane with some other artistes band members, we took off from Murtala Mohammed International Airport and eight minutes into the flight, the Pilot announced the Airbus wasn’t moving well, I knew something was wrong but I didn’t know what the problem was, I was very disturbed because I have been on several flights and I know how a good flight should go, I was still in between my thoughts when the annoucement came again that the plane was defective and we had to go back. It wasn’t funny because no one was able to explain how the other person nearest to him was feeling at that particular time as reality would hit you and something might be telling you that this could be it. So we started putting our lives together and were asking God for forgiveness .
God Has Being Very Awesome To Me
He has blessed me beyond my immagination and pushed me beyond my limit. Secondly, the fear of God and humility has kept me, it’s possible to be humble and still place God first in everything we do, within me, I still feel that I’m just getting started.
I’m Into Real Estate, Apart From Comedy
If I wasn’t doing all of these things, I would be a pastor because I love God and things of God, I believe within me that God wants me to work for him and if he gives opportunity, I will, I also started my own transportation company. I’m into so many things that people won’t believe, but in this life, you need at least four streams of income running through your life for you to have Eden on earth.
Nigeria Will Make You Have Compassion For People
In Nigeria, we go through a lot to provide basic amenities for ourselves, we provide everything for ourselves and thereby being subjected to a lot of pressure. As we go through a lot, I felt I should contribute my quota by providing humour to help augment people who are going through every day stress and hurting. I have heard a lot of testimonies in my career, how my comedy have save people.
How I Made Myself Exceptional
When I first came into the industry, I found out that almost everyone wanted to bear a funny name, but I decided to go with my real name, after which I introduced education and music that makes you learn something during my show and that makes me unique.
I’m A Very Fulfilled Comedian
I have done what the Lord wanted me to do and it has won souls to God, I anchored “The Experience” from the very first one to the fifth, for five years. Apart from Buhari, I have done shows for every president during my career, I have done shows within and outside Africa, I have done shows for Governors and graced every big event that has anything to do with comedy in Africa, it went on to a point that I became a Globacom Ambassador, Bill and Melinda Gates Ambassador, and being around from 2005 till now is just by God’s mercy.
My Growing Up Makes Me Depressed And Emotional
I didn’t receive any love from my parents at all, so I was a child that wasn’t loved, to an extent that at a point, I was an abormination to them for I was born with seven teeth in my mouth and some said it was a mark of God, while others said it was a taboo. So I was treated like a sin and a curse right from my infancy, it was disheartening as they wanted to kill me but thank God for some other people that said they shouldn’t as they never knew my destiny. Growing up was hell for me but I used the pain I grew up with to do what I have done today, so that those going through similar things would have hope, no matter what they are going through.