By Chinasa Afigbo
Rising entertainment brand, Funbi Funbi, is set to financially support the less-privileged in the society at this time of health and economic crisis with his upcoming event, ‘Storytime with Funbi Funbi’. The event will be streamed live across all social media platforms.
Funbi Funbi, the sobriquet of Oluwafunmibi Samuel Olarinde, is a multifaceted comedian with a great talent for making people happy through selfless service. His innate creativity started manifesting early in his childhood through ordinary conversations with his peers.
His career in comedy began during his undergraduate days at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) where he hosted an annual show tagged “XpressionWithFunbiComedious”, with over 2000 people in attendance per edition. Since then, his creative talent in the Nigerian entertainment industry has grown with several competitions and auditions on major platforms like ‘Alibaba Spontaneity’, ‘Laff Matters with GbengaAdeyinka’, ‘Stand Up Nigeria’, ‘Lagos @ 50 by Governor Ambode’, etc.
He decided to expand his brand on other societal issues as a radio host on Naija FM 102.7. Funbi Funbi has also featured in several music videos. He was the floor manager for the Nollywood Blockbuster, “The Wedding Party”. His official debut show in Lagos was in July 2017 with “Funbi’s Bus, the 1st Trip”, a show he has consistently organised since then. But the 2020 edition was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other events he has hosted include ‘Night Bus with Funbi (Naija FM 102.7) 2019 & 2020, ‘The Lagos life, 2019’ (Lagos), ‘The Genesis with Funbi, 2019 (Abeokuta), ‘Fun Bus with Funbi (WFM 91.7) 2017 & 2018.
It is not surprising therefore that he is identified as an icon of gaiety who believes that everyone should be cured of anxiety with a good laughter.
His upcoming event on his social media platforms, @funbifunbi and @officialfunbi on Instagram and Twitter will feature guests, different guest artistes, from different fields to perform and share life-changing experiences behind their milestones.