Popular comedian and actor, Bovi Ugboma reacted to speculations that the rise and acceptance of skit makers in the entertainment industry will affect him and other stand-up comedian in Nigeria, oyogist reports.
Speaking with Sunday Scoop anchored by The PUNCH, Bovi noted that skit makers and stand-up comedians are of different genres with different markets.
Noting that the two fields should collaborate instead of competiting, Bovi added: “Why should it (rise of skit makers) affect them (stand-up comedians)? They are two different crafts. We should learn to be more collaborative instead of competitive.
“Anytime I get that question, I get worried because what they do is online, and there is a market for it. What we do is offline and there is a market for it as well.
“They have a different genre, so we should encourage them and the fact that they can make money out of it. The fact that it is now a booming business is a plus to the entertainment industry.”
On what distinguishes him in the entertainment industry, the comedian said, “I just do me and I make sure I always challenge and reinvent myself. I also constantly evolve so people would not get bored. If one does not reinvent oneself, people will find one predictable”