Thursday, 23 July 2015

Grand Komanda.

On 23rd of July 19** a cutie was born. I call him Ofilia as if he is a girl (errrrmmmm bros have you ever considered bin a trans***). I have known him since his University days and looking at him today I will say that it could have only been God's Grace and Love that has brought him this far.

Here is us introducing to you a comedian of dexterous ability, if you look at him you will see that comedy has a grand look. Join us as we get to know more about Grand Komanda in this exclusive interview

Q - Tell me about yourself, where do you come from? what kind of family did you grow up in and why did you decide to be a comedian?

A -  My name is Michael Ofili Chijindu I'm from Asaba in delta state. My dad was a biology teacher and my mum a nurse and obviously were civil servants. I was born in kazaure kano state and grew up in lagos. I graduated from Abia State University with a Bachelor Degree in  french . I actually had a tough  childhood because my mum and dad had six children and in addition to that we had several cousins live with us from time to time so there were times when we where numbering up to 12 in the same house. Of course back then daddy was earning only #2,500 u can imagine. It's now that I realize why the man used to beat the hell out of us its not like he hated us just that he was looking for a way to let out his frustration and so we unknowingly presented ourselves as specimen. LOL. 
I always had a flair for the arts coupled with the fact that I come from a very hilarious family. My dad my uncles and aunts are exceptionally funny people. So for me comedy just came naturally.

Q -  I have learnt that a Rabbi should open with a joke before teaching a lesson reason been because it opens up the senses and makes it easier for one to learn something that can deeply affect them. That said, what joke would you like to tell?

A - I really wouldn't tell any joke now. I'd simply say be on the lookout for me at my very next event and be guaranteed a good laugh.

Q - .How long have you been in this profession?
A -  I started out in university trying my hands on stage and all and this dates back to 2006 but professionally I started in 2009 owing to the fact that I started charging fees to come crack jokes and handle events. So its 6 years and counting.

Q - What comes to your mind, when asked the relationship between comedy, depression and suffering?
A-  Wow. Comedy as I see it offers relief to depressed persons however suffering is a different ball game entirely oooo. But every human being deserves to be happy and laugh because the benefits can't be over emphasized.

Q-  what makes you unique and different from other comedians?
A- I'd be silent on this one oooo. Because that's my trade secret. And if I open am here. My sister gbege go dey. Lol.  I think it's just my ability to pay attention to detail and make the best use of every platform I'm given.

Q- how do you deal with hecklers?
A-  I run that's all. Run as fast as I can. No looking back no negotiations just run.LOL

Oy- you are not serious
Grand Komanda- trust me , I am. I remember I told a joke once and upon getting to the punchline the whole hall went dead silent. I think the people had issues that were bigger than my joke so they should have contacted a pastor or doctor. Lol.

Q- In 2013, some blogs informed us that you were off the market, can you give us insight on how the wedding preparation is going and when we should be expecting the union to take place?
A -  Hahahahaha. Well you heard well then. Simply put I was off the market then. However plans are still ongoing to meet the right woman and commence the wedding plans proper. You guys will hear when the date is fixed.

Q-  Do you have any close ties in the industry?
A -  I have lots of friends in the industry everyone is my friend everyone is my colleague.

Q- Are you solely into comedy or is there more to what you do?
A -  I'm solely into comedy for now. Tho there are plans of diversifying and starting up other means of income. But with my comedy profession I do both Standup Comedy mc and I just launched a series of short comedy movies called KOMANDA MOVIES. It's been in the making for a me time. It's something that I hope to put out there for people to laugh and relax. So one movie will be released every 2 months. To watch the short movies you can search for grand komanda on youtube or visit my youtube channel.

You can get in touch with him via;
@grandkomanda on twitter/instagram
@comediangrandkomanda on Facebook

08069727325, 08126041333.

You can also watch his short movie here titled HELLO THERE

Komanda movies.  Watch GRAND KOMANDA in Hello There  :


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Does the Church you marry in determine your happily ever after?

I spent the whole evening listening to the cry of my girlfriend who just broke up with her boyfriend all because they couldn't reconcile their differences as regards whose church to wed in.
I also remember having this same argument with my cousin as regards whose church the couples should wed in. I am of the opinion that it is the groom's church while she strongly believes that the conjugal blessing should be done in the bride's church. So please let me use this medium to ask you reading this piece, whose church should couples wed in, the bride or the groom?

Back to my story, 5 years of relationship washed down the drain all because the parents of the bride insisted that the groom must marry in their family church and of cos the groom and his parents bluntly refused as they do not want to be controlled by the bride's parents and want the same wedding done in their own church. (lol they should split the hours and conduct the wedding in both churches)

I know that marrying in a church is much more than an obligation. Some see it as an opportunity to hold a celebration that is joyful and meaningful and one that can have positive impact on the rest of your married life.Some parents also see it as a thing of pride. but should any reason really over shadow the real reason of the day? Honestly the focal point of any wedding ceremony is the exchange of vows. It is believed that these vows they make is unbreakable because 'through their union with Christ they participate in the unbreakable pact between God and humanity".

I don't believe in the media hype about how marriage is more difficult now than before, to me marriage has always been a daunting task, the task did not change, but the people involved in the task has. A topic for another day.
Many couples find it hard to keep their promises. Most of us want to marry but do not believe that it lasts for a life time. The Church does not determine your happily ever after. Your happily ever after determines on you, your spouse, your God and how you handle your environment.we have seen people who their supposed church in quote has driven a wedge between the couples.

So for those of us that are single, or if i have any parent with a child old enough to marry reading this blog, Let the main thing be the main thing. Do not cloud the start of your new adventure with rules that hold no bearing on the future of your life.