Who is Kenny Blaq : Profile
REAL NAME : Otolorin Kehinde Peter
STAGE NAME : Kenny Blaq [KennyBlaq]
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DATE OF BIRTH : Born 1994
OCCUPATION : Nigerian comedy
GIRLFRIEND : No
AWARDS : Won upcoming comedian of the year 2015 of the Naija FM comedy awards, comedian of the year 2016, Best Comedy Act Nigeria in Egypt at the MEAMA Awards 2016
This biography of Nigerian comedian Kenny Blaq will reveal some lesser known facts about the fast rising comedian who is the current big thing in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Kenny Blaq biography reveals that he is one of the most popular stars in the Nigerian entertainment industry today known for his impressive comedic performance . The young comedian has been able to captured the attention of thousands of Nigerian fans as he delivers his comedy in a unique pattern that has been used before .
Early Life And Background
His real name is Otolorin Kehinde Peter but he is popularly known by his code name Kenny Blaq , is a Nigerian fast rising comedian who is currently one of the most sought after comedian in the Nigerian comedy industry, KennyBlaq delivers an amazing performance with a unique blend of music and word play. He was born and brought up in Nigerian, born into family of seven children. He is the youngest of them. His mother actually gave birth to twins twice. Kenny Blaq is currently a student of the FRCN Training school Lagos, undergoing tutelage in presentation to further develop his skills as a compere and presenter, after a short stint with “SMA FM”, a college community based radio station as a presenter, on the Music Comedy Café Talk show.
He was first noticed back in 2011, when he participated in the Calabar carnival. This popular event is certainly the suitable spot for any entertainer who wants to show off his/her skills . After gaining recognition, many organisers of large shows began to invite him to perform in their show that was how his popularity began to grow rapidly and gradually became an household name and huge part of most of the comedy events the country.
His career beginning can be traced back to 2011, when he participated in the Calabar carnival. This was where his journey into entertainment started , Calabar carnival is one of the biggest event held in Nigeria and it is an ideal platform for an artiste who seek to showcase his/her talent for the whole world to see. He was noticed by big event organisers and they started featuring him on their shows , that was how he managed to climb to the top of his career.
This is what he revealed about himself in an interview with “Tribuneonlineng.com”
The journey so far
I am Otolorin Kehinde Peter, the funny and hilarious guy popularly known as Kenny Black. My journey started in August 9, 2008, that was when I got on stage for the first time. Somebody had told me that, “Kehinde, why can’t you start doing stand up comedy?”. At that time, I had no answers but I started to watch people do it. Later, I was invited to do a rally called ‘Miss Ejigbo’ in Lagos and after the rally they called me again that they were having a comedy concert and they want me to perform. I had never been on stage performing as a comedian but I had been on stage acting and singing, so I said no problem because everything starts one day.
That day, I went on stage without a stage name but the organisers insisted on one for me so I told them that I didn’t want a name that would be far from my real name, a name that people could easily interpret. So, I looked at my facial appearance and saw how dark my skin was so I decided to choose Kenny, the short form of Kehinde and my complexion, black. That was how Kenny black became my stage name. The first wedding I was invited to as a comedian was in 2009 and I was paid N800. To me, at that time, it was a lot of money because I had not been paid that kind of money.
He has won several awards and earned several nominations as well, Naija FM honoured him with awards for his excellent acting. His comedy is often referred to as sincere, dynamic, and very entertaining. For some time he worked for “SMA FM” – a radio station connected with the college. Kenny was a presenter in a musical-comedy talk show. In 2015 and 2016, he was named the comedian of the year, the award was presented to him in Egypt at Middle East Africa Music Awards (MEAMA) for his incredible performances.
He has performed on several big show in Nigeria and out the country, he has also performed in England and Dubai, where he gathered a number of foreign fans . Only a few people from the Nigerian comedy scene can boast of such success. Kenny is currently rated among the top and most successful comedy merchants in the country today .
The young and tiny frame comedian created his simple community project tagged , “Making A Difference”, abbreviated as M.A.D. He kicked off this project in Ejigbo, Lagos, with the intention to give back to the society as he inspire budding talents so that they can achieve more. This platform is also set up to unite the society, inspire people to strive for their goals and achieve the maximum possible results.
In a chat with “Vanguard”, the comic figure when asked what sèx meant to him, said “I’m a virgin so I don’t know what sèx is.
“I do have female friends, I even have a lot of female friends and fans that want to date me but because I still want to be relevant in the industry in the next 10 or 20yrs, I don’t have time for a relationship. I want to work, work, and work.
“I’ve been in relationships before but they didn’t work because I didn’t have time for the girls. I think a lady deserves attention in a relationship; her man should always be there. It doesn’t mean I don’t have free times, I do, but even in those free times I still work.
“Relationships in the entertainment industry hardly work, if you have to date someone in the industry, it has to be someone who understands the nature of the job because some partners are very jealous and need real attention.
“So, right now I just want to wait till when I find someone who really understands because I don’t want to break any girl’s heart. I don’t even have a heart, it’s kpomo that is there,” he quipped.
Kenny Blaq believes that one is not too young to be who one wants to be. You are not too young to create a brand. ” I see a lot of my friends taking alcohol, smóking from morning till night but they need to wait to get to a certain age for them to be who they want to be. When I started my career it was a challenge to them. So, I believe you don’t have to do illicit business before you can be successful in life.” He also disclosed that his challenged is his size, and the fact that he is very young. He said when he started his comedy career newly, people would look at me and think, “this boy thinks its child’s play, how come a boy of this stature and age wants to crack jokes”. My stature was very challenging for me but I do tell people not to judge books by their cover .