Although this young humour merchant, Kenny Blaq, (real name: Otolorin Kehinde) shot into limelight barely three years ago via Ali Baba’s January 1st concert, people are already dubbing him the prince of Nigerian comedy.
The reason is not far-fetched. The young man is about the most sought-after comedian in the country at the moment and his creativity has carved a niche for him, one dubbed ‘ musicomedy ’.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, the rising star said that one of the downsides of being a star is finding true love. He said that with his celebrity status, most women only see him as Kenny Blaq the comedian and not Otolorin Kehinde.
He told Saturday Beats that even though he was grateful to God for his achievements so far, his status has a lot of disadvantages.
The comedian said, “It is hard for a star to find true love. For instance, if I say that I want to get married today and I don’t have a girlfriend, it would be difficult to get a girl that loves me for who I am because everybody loves Kenny Black.
“It is really tough finding someone that really loves you. Besides that, I don’t have privacy anymore because I cannot take a walk on the street without being afraid of kidnappers. I am scared they might kidnap me.”
The comic was quick to state that although he had attained fame, it had not changed anything about the way he lives his life, as he still rides on commercial motorcycle sometimes.
Blaq said, “Stardom has not changed anything about me. I still go to the local amala joint in my area to eat. I wear slippers whenever I am taking a stroll on my street, I still ride on okada (motorcycle). I think the little way stardom may have changed me is that it has made me wiser and helped me to identify my true friends. There are some friends who are there because I am Kenny Black and there are the real friends who are with me because I am Kehinde.”