Popular Nigerian comedian; Francis Agoda, best known by his stage name as ‘I go Dye’ has revealed how tough his beginning was before he finally got to stardom.
‘I Go Dye’ who posted on his verified social media handles some of his photographs including the one he took with the immediate-past Vice President of Nigeria; His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) ostensibly at an event, relived his ugly experience 23 years ago.
The comic expert who said he had to ‘lodge’ in a Brothel with a ‘runs girl’ because he could not afford five thousand naira (N5000) to pay for the cheapest hotel then in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, described the pictures as “a rare story of zeal and hope”.
He inscribed “This picture Expresses a rare story of zeal and hope. This was 23years ago, Dec 26th 2000 with the producer of Nite of a thousand Laugh; Mr Opa Williams at Port Harcourt Nite of a Thousand Laughs event.
On this day, I wasn’t able to sleep in a hotel because I was paid 10k months before the event, I didn’t know my accommodation, transportation and feeding was part of the 10k. It was when I got to PH (Port Harcourt) that I was informed, about my logistic.The cheapest hotel I could get was 5k and I only had 2k with me, 10k don almost finish since October when dem give me.
“The only option available was to cross to a joint where runs girls were staying. The one I met for accommodation requested for 1k but insisted that the space to sleep will be available by 2am when all her customers don come finish. So I agreed.
“After my performance I went there to sleep. My greatest surprise was that around 5am person still come knock door come wipe, she say make I wait for outside for 30munites. Na the noise make me go Water line that morning find motor when Dey go Warri”.
‘I Go Dye’ who said his story was to encourage everyone to keep believing their dreams concluded “This is just a simple story for anyone to understand that no matter the difficulty you are going through today, there’s a brighter day ahead, we must keep faith live and believe in the beauty of our dreams. Francis Agoda ( I Go Dye)”.