Debo Adedayo (born 3 May 1993[1]), known by his stage name Mr Macaroni, is a Nigerian comic skit maker, actor and activist.[2][3] He is best known for his Instagram comedy videos, where he plays the role of a "sugar daddy". He is known for the phrases "Ooin" and "You are doing well".

Debo Adedayo
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Born (1993-05-03) 3 May 1993 (age 29)
Lagos, Nigeria
Other namesMr Macaroni
Alma materRedeemer's University Nigeria
OccupationComedian, actor
Years active2012–present
Websitemrmacaronitv.com

Early lifeEdit

An indigene of Ogun State, Adebowale David Ibrahim Adedayo was born in Ogudu, Lagos into an Upper middle class, Islamic and Christian family in May 1993. He grew up in Magodo area of Lagos where He attended Tendercare International Nursery and Primary school in Ojota, Ogudu, now at Magodo, Isheri. After his primary education, he went to Babcock University High School for his secondary education. In 2009, he gained admission to Lead University, Ibadan where he studied law but was forced to leave by his second year due to the university's accreditation issue.

By 2011, Adedayo was a law student of Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou in the Republic of Benin but due to his vocal nature and always standing up for justice, he was forced to leave before earning his degrees.

Upon leaving Cotonou, Debo decided not to continue his education, but to take his acting career seriously. He featured in a few roles in movies and sitcoms but was urged by his parents to complete his education. This time, he decided to study Theatre Arts (his self-confessed first love) and was admitted to study a course at the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti. However, several factors led to him not completing his education. In 2013, Debo was admitted into the Redeemer's University Nigeria, Osun State, where he finally earned a degree in Theatre Arts and Film Studies in 2018.[1][4]

CareerEdit

Adedayo started as an actor[5] in Nollywood before creating comedy videos.[6][7] In an interview with Punch Nigeria, he said that he had been an actor for a long time by doing movies and soap operas.[7] He said movie roles were no longer coming at some point and he took a while before he decided to start online comedy.[7]

Adedayo's comedy talks about events and real issues in Africa.[8] He always plays the role of a sugar daddy. In an interview with he Nigerian Tribune, he said he chose the role of a sugar daddy because it represents a good percentage of naughty men who cannot control themselves.[9]

Adedayo, in an interview with Punch Nigeria, said he knew he had a flair for comedy when he would mimic Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and everyone would laugh.[10]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref
2021 Ponzi Uchenna Ponzi is a 2021 Nigerian comedy movie which was based on the 2016 MMM Ponzi scheme. [11][12]
Ayinla Bayowa Ayinla is a musical film based on the life of Ayinla Yusuf, popularly known as Ayinla Omowura, an Apala musician who was stabbed to death by his manager Bayewu in a bar fight on 6 May 1980 at Abeokuta. [13][14]

TV seriesEdit

EndSARSEdit

Adedayo has been active in the End SARS movement.[16][17]

On Saturday, 13 February 2021, police arrested him at Lekki Toll Gate during the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest.[18][17]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result Reference
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Revelation of the Year – male Nominated [19]
2020 The Future Awards Africa Content Creation Won [20][21]
City People Music Award Comedy Act of the Year Won [22]
2021 Net Honours Most Popular Comedian Nominated [23]
2021 Afro X Digitals Awards Influencer of the Year Won [24]
2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Online Social Content Creator Nominated [25][26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Macaroni, from Nigerian comedian to EndSARS activist". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Mr Macaroni, others in marathon #EndSARSProtest in Lagos". Vanguard News. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Broda Shaggi, Mr Macaroni others top list of digital content creators". Premium Times. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  4. ^ "After Struggling for 10years, Actor, Debo Adedayo Graduates with Upper Credit". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Mr Macaroni: I'm single, but not searching". The Nation Nigeria. 30 January 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Mr. Macaroni walks through narrow tubes". The Nation Nigeria. 26 December 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  7. ^ a b c "Naughty requests from ladies are appreciation of my works –Mr Macaroni". Punch Newspapers. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  8. ^ "How Mr Macaroni Is changing the face of comedy industry and pushing other talents along | By Adetayo Omotoyosi Adeolu". Qwenu!. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  9. ^ Adeoye, Faith (1 February 2020). "I always find it hard to see myself as a comedian —Adedayo, Mr Macaroni". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 2 March 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Naughty requests from ladies are appreciation of my works –Mr Macaroni". Punch Nigeria. 11 January 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Kayode Kasum: People's experience with MMM inspired 'Ponzi'". TheCable Lifestyle. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  12. ^ Tv, Bn (1 March 2021). "Meet the Star Studded Cast of Kayode Kasum's Comedy Film "Ponzi" + Watch the Trailer". BellaNaija. Retrieved 3 April 2021.
  13. ^ "Shades of a Tragic Hero". THISDAYLIVE. 11 July 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Tunde Kelani commences movie on late Apala legend, Ayinla Omowura". 11 December 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  15. ^ Adewoyin, Adeniyi (1 December 2021). "Femi Adebayo pairs Mr. Macaroni, Broda Shaggi Ile Alayo series". The Nation. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  16. ^ "#OccupyLekkiTollgate: They beat, threatened to kill us – Mr Macaroni tells experience with police". Vanguard News. 14 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  17. ^ a b "WATCH: Mr Macaroni hails #OccupyLekki protesters in 'One Coward, 39 Heroes' skit". TheCable Lifestyle. 22 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  18. ^ "Mr Macaroni arrested by Police at #OccupyLekkitollgate protest". guardian.ng. 13 February 2021. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  19. ^ Augoye, Jayne (10 December 2018). "BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana win big". Retrieved 9 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  20. ^ "Drum rolls! 🥁 Introducing the Winners of The Future Awards Africa #TFAA2020". BellaNaija. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  21. ^ "FULL LIST: Mr Macaroni, Rema, Sam Adeyemi win big at TFAA 2020". TheCable Lifestyle. 28 November 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  22. ^ "Winners Emerge At 2020 City People Music Awards [Full List]". City People Magazine. 7 December 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Net Honours – The Class of 2021". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  24. ^ "Afrodigital Award winners". AfroxDigital.com.
  25. ^ "2022 Africa Magic Awards Nominees don land- See who dey list". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  26. ^ "Stan Nze, Osas Ighodaro win big - Full list of all di winners from 2022 AMVCA". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 15 May 2022.

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