As a comedian, Chibuike Josh Alfred, popularly known as Josh2funny, sometimes Mama Felicia, has stated in an exclusive interview on Vivian Anthony’s Blog with Presenter Jenny kanary; that he is more than just a Comedian, but an Actor, Rapper and everything revolving Art and sports.
The comedian, in a recent interview speaks on his Life before fame, his other Careers in Football, Basketball, Fine Arts, Music Production and his style of comedy.
.) MAY WE MEET YOU?
Yeah! My name is Chibuike Josh Alfred, and hail from Anambra State. I spent a few years in Anambra until I moved to Mushin Area of Lagos when I was seven.
.) SO TELL US WHEN YOU BEGAN YOUR CAREER PROFESSIONALLY?
Okay; I started my career professionally in 2011 where I began a mentorship Programme with Popular comedian, KOFFI DA GURU. He trained me for five (5) years before I gained Recognition on the internet in 2016 through my comedy skits and videos.
.) WHAT INSPIRED YOUR STYLE OF COMEDY?
First, the whole thing wasn’t planned, I used to play around with a lot of things. I started as a Stand Up Comedian, then I realised there were enough stages for me to show my talent, there were threats, bullies, and I had to work my way up cause people didn’t believe in me at first.
.) WHY DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR DRESS IN YOUR VIDEOS??
Well, a lot of people ask me that lol, the dress is used for some characters I play. I play different characters with that dress, sometimes I’m “The man from the unknown land (Tununu)”, I play Tunde Tupac(TTP), I also play “MAMA FELICIA” which is the craziest character I’ve made. I have more coming, but these characters are just a part of the JOSH2FUNNY brand.
.) ASIDE AFRICA, DO YOU THINK FOREIGNERS APPRECIATE YOUR BRAND ALSO?
Funny as it seems .. I’ve been able to cut across the country through my videos. I was in London earlier this year, and I was surprised to see a lot of people were also familiar with MAMA FELICIA. I knew I had this little bit of fame, but I wasn’t aware I’ve gotten so much fans across the borders. Even the popular American songstress Estelle is like my biggest fan at the moment and You wouldn’t even believe it.
.)IS YOUR MUSICAL STUDIO CREATED FOR PERSONAL RECORDINGS OR FOR PATRONAGE?
Uhm… My studio is created for personal recordings cause I started my whole career as a music producer. I actually did a lot of stuffs. I was a rapper sometime, I was an artiste too, so I had to create this studio because I’m revolved around music.
.) DO PEOPLE RECOGNIZE YOU WITHOUT YOUR COMIC COSTUME?
Yes, people recognize me. You know each character has his costume, when they see Tunde-Tupac, they know “It’s in God we trust”
.) IF YOU WEREN’T A COMEDIAN, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE BECOME?
That part! I’d say I could be anything. I think God was so good to have blessed me with a lot of talents. I’m a very good footballer, I play so well in basketball, I’m a good Artist, Rapper, Singer… And all , and with these talents, choosing a career was really difficult for me cause some of my friends tell to focus on football, some say its music, some tell me to put more interest on my drawings …. So I was kinda confused at first., until I found my way out.
.)ANY OTHER THING YOU’RE COOKING UP?
okay, I’m dropping my album soon and it’ll be on iTunes, and that’s real music not comedy. So stay tuned, The title is CIRCUMSTANCES…