Bayegun Oluwatoyin popularly known as Woli Arole is a Nigerian comedian, actor, compere and on-air personality. He rose to fame with his distinctive style of comedy delivery. With a following of 1.6 million, Woli Arole is ranked amongst Nigeria’s top online sensation.
Early life and background of Woli Arole
Woli Arole was born on the 22nd of February, 1990 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria. The Ondo State born had his primary education at Olopade Agoro Apata, Ibadan and secondary education at Government College, Ibadan. He obtained a degree in Psychology from the reputable Obafemi Awolowo University. In 2019, he bagged a degree in filmmaking from the Met Film School in the UK.
His Rise to Fame
Woli Arole commenced his career as an actor and stand-up comedian in the university. His early days saw him amusing his roommates with his jokes. The applauds and compliments he got from people was a launch pad for his career as he started performing at shows and events. Fondly called prophet of Instagram, Woli Arole is a spiritually minded comedian who reveals prophecies and messages in a comical way. He got traction with his 15 second post wherein he said, “The election of your life which Orubebe wants to scatter, God should Jega it.”
Woli Arole was just having fun when fame landed on his laps on a platter of gold. He struck gold after three months of his first post. A fan of his compiled all his videos and uploaded online; the video became viral transcending the shores of America and London. The viral video caught the attention of Lenovo brands who approached him for a collaboration. That marked the beginning of his astronomical growth.
His gift of clairvoyance has seen him prophesy to a childless woman about her bearing a son; he foresaw the marriage between Banky W and Adesua Etomi, ASUU strike and his London show. His moniker, Woli Arole which respectively mean “prophet” and “heir to a kingdom” was an inspiration from God. According to the film maker, his best skits are the spontaneous ones which gets more viewing than the scripted ones. The entertainer displayed his acting skills in movies like The Call, Alakada Reloaded, Gold statue amongst others.
On April 8, 2020, Woli Arole launched his live show “The Chat Room with Woli Arole“. The show addresses life-changing topics in the most enlightening and comical ways. The Chat Room avails him the opportunity of interviewing guests spanning from all walks of life including the Entertainment, Sport, Art, Political, Religious, Business and Marketing sectors.
The ace comedian has bagged a number of endorsement deals with corporate brands like Ping Express, a fast growing online money transfer service. In March 7, 2020, Woli Arole was unveiled Neimeth Pharmaceutical brand Ambassador.
Woli Arole’s Relationship
Woli Arole is still single. There isn’t much known about his love life as he has no documented dateline.
Awards and Nominations
The comic actor through his comedy and acting work has received awards and nominations.
He was nominated for the category of Best Comedy Act at the 2017 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Best Comedian of the Year at the City People Music Awards.
Best Inspirational Song with a message at the Top Naija Music Awards.
Woli Arole’s Net Worth
With an undisclosed net worth, the on-air personality is ranked amongst the richest and most influential comedians in Nigeria.
Social Media Profile
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