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Secrets of the Streets

Twenty-Three Secrets for Making Money with Your Talent That You Will Never Learn in School

by Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781664207189
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781664207196
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781664207172

About the Book

There was one surefire way to become a recognized stand-up comedian in West Africa back in the day, and that was performing on the biggest comedy stage—a concert tagged “Night of a Thousand Laughs.” That feat, however, was easier said than done. You had to grab one of the few rookie spots available every year—and that did not mean performing in front of Simon Cowell and his friends on American Idol. Auditions were held in a bar in the middle of the night with established members of the Nigerian entertainment industry. By the time you were called to perform, they were likely drunk or even high.

It didn’t seem like an audition as much as it did an inquisition. It was as if an unspoken question hung in the air: How dare you assume that you are funny enough to be a comedian?

In this book, Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin shares how an unlikely fresh-faced newbie became one of Africa’s foremost stand-up comedians and most successful talk show hosts—as well as twenty-three secrets that anyone can use to make money with their talent and live out their dreams.

About the Author

Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin, popularly called “The King of Talk,” is one of Africa’s most successful stand-up comedians and talk show hosts who pioneered the late-night talk genre in Nigeria with “The Teju Babyface Show.” A recipient of many awards, he was nominated as a United Nations Sustainable Developments Goal Ambassador for Nigeria in 2017. He is married to Oluwatobiloba, and they are blessed with twin children. He lives in Dallas USA.