He is called CrazeClown because as the name implies, he is a crazy clown! Hilarious, vicious, unrelenting and full of energy, the man behind the laughing phenomenon is a case study that OduNews has deemed fit to explore today!
It’s possible that when Emmanuel Ogonna Iwueke was born, he came into this world slapping the hell out of the first person he saw as his ability to do that has been a trademarked feature of his wonderful comedy skits.
Also called ‘Papa Ade’ (the character he plays prominently in his skits), the young man who has become famous for his comic content on YouTube and Instagram, was born on the 24th of December, 1991 to a family of five children.
CrazeClown has three brothers and one sister and he is the third child. As a child, he watched his parents sell and administer drugs as pharmacists and that made him develop a passion for the medical field.
He attended Delta State University, University of Maiduguri, University of Legon, Ghana and Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine.
His time in Ukraine saw him strike a balance between the tedious academic school activities and his comic performances, intent on pursuing his dream of being a medical doctor.
He graduated in July 2017 with fans sharing in his celebrations as he posted the graduation pictures on Instagram.
THE MAKINGS OF A CLOWN
CrazeClown’s comedy skills began manifesting at an early age and his high school days saw him become an acting leader, featuring in different social activities.
He often portrays the father and son relationship in African settings in his skits, using preposterous and outrageously funny moments to make his statement.
His efforts paid off and in 2013, his online comedic skits shot him into the limelight. His Instagram page has one of the largest followings in the country when it comes to those involved in the same field.
A CLOWNISH FATHER AND HIS ANNOYING SON
Portraying the typical no-nonsense African father, CrazeClown is joined by Tega Akpobome who plays his on-screen son named Ade. Together their antics and exploits make for a welcome ruckus that a lot of people relate to.
Ade often tries to keep up with the ever-changing trends, often trying to bring his dad along but the parent is always quick to show his intolerance for his son’s perceived forwardness, lashing out physically via the unexpected slaps that come in quick succession.
Under the umbrella of his outfit known as Craze Productions, CrazeClown has a crew which comprises of himself, his ‘son’ Ade, comedian Kehinde Solomon (Shortman), Jaunty (a producer, artist, and songwriter) and Sammy the IT specialist.
IMPACT & NOTABLE INVOLVEMENTS
In 2014, CrazeClown toured across the United Kingdom, with the city of Aberdeen in Scotland being the most significant.
The following year, he started a competition tagged Common Sense which lasted for a month with a winner emerging every week. The prize money was $500.
The Good the Mad and the Funny, a comedy concert, was organized on May 8, 2016, and it featured CrazeClown among the performers. The event took place in Kharkiv Palace, Ukraine. Rapper Falz was also among those who headlined the concert.
CrazeClown was featured in the video for Amen Remix, a song by Yovi alongside Lil Kesh. It was released in September 2017 and it was directed by Adasa Cookey.
CrazeClown’s comedic efforts have been rewarded with different honors. He won the 2015 Naija FM Comedy Jam Awards as the Online Sensation of the Year.
He also won the City People’s Choice Award for Comedian of the Year and the Nigeria Youth Choice Awards.
At the Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2017, CrazeClown beat other rising online comedians to snag the Best Comedy Act Award (Online).