Tunde Ednut is a Nigerian comedian, musician, blogger and social media influencer. He is basically one of the biggest Nigerian influencers on instagram. With a following of 2.3 million, the online personality has made the internet his forte.
Early life and background of Tunde Ednut
Tunde Ednut was born on the 20th of January in Katsina State as the first son and second child in a family of five. The Kogi state born lived his formative years in Kaduna before moving to Lagos with his family in the 90s. He attended Cambridge International School and Federal Government College Ugwolawo, Kogi State for his elementary and secondary education. He briefly studied at University of Lagos before proceeding to Kingsland University, London, to bag a degree in Graphic Arts.
His Rise to Fame
While in secondary school, Tunde was a funny kid who usually listen to various Nigerian comedians and mimic their jokes to his friends. As an undergraduate, he developed interest in comedy
The entertainer commenced his comedy career in 2007. He gave a stellar performance at the Dynamik awards which earned him recognition and popularity as he was invited to perform in the UK. After a brief stint in comedy, he delved into music. Tunde Ednut had always loved music from a young age and had joined his church youth choir while still in Nigeria. In the course of his music career, he released songs like “Baby boo, Jingle bell bell, Catching cold featuring Mavin records sensation, Dr Sid. Catching cold was critically acclaimed and enjoyed massive airplay. Just like his comedy career, his musical career was short-lived. After a brief stint in music and sitcom, he made a foray into social media influence using his social media platforms to post engaging content from funny clips, music videos and more. The comic actor has garnered huge followership due to his regular giveaways and random funny posts.
Tunde’s name is synonymous with controversies. He’s always in the news for one controversy or the other. He’s also regarded as a social media bully who delights in trolling others with his instagram page.
Tunde VS Bobrisky
Tunde Ednut’s squabble with Bobrisky arose as a result of the online sensation mocking the cross dresser. Bobrisky revealed that Tunde had asked him out but he refused his advances and blocked him. The singer cum social media influencer who wouldn’t let Bobrisky have the last laugh called him out on his inability to pay his house rent.
Tunde VS Speedy Darlington
Tunde’s rift with Speedy Darlington seems to be the most intense. Tunde had come out to say he was behind Speed Darlington’s success. This infuriated Speed Darlington who rained curses on Tunde, even threatening to have him deported from the USA.
Tunde Ednut has had of clashes with other prominent Nigerian celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Naira Marley, Wizkid, Joro Olumofin, Tacha amongst others. The recent one was between him and popular Nigerian chef, Ronke Edoho. The food blogger had complained of copyright infringement by Tunde Ednut. She stated that the controversial personality was fond of stealing her content without acknowledging her. In response to that, he cussed her out through DM.
Tunde Ednut’s Relationship
Not much is known about his love life. There are speculations that the popular blogger is dating a Ghanaian lady called Erica Emefa. Although the couple has not come out to confirm the news, some reliable sources has confirmed that Tunde and Erica are in a serious relationship which may soon lead to marriage.
Awards and Nominations
The social media influencer in the course of his career has clinched some awards and nominations.
He was nominated twice both in 2007 and 2008 for the Nigeria Future Awards.
He also got three nominations for the Dynamiks Youth Awards (2007, 2008 and 2009)
Best Nigerian Comedian (Won)
Young Achievers Awards (Won)
Tunde Ednut’s Net Worth
Tunde Ednut is ranked amongst the popular and most influential Nigerian social media influencer with a net worth above $200,000.
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