Isaac Aloma, the popular Nigerian skit maker, who is also known as Zicsaloma, has said that being a skit maker is more rewarding for him than when he was a part-time English lecturer at the Kaduna State Polytechnic.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “I think online is the in-thing now. I cannot remember the last time I bought a compact disc or watched television. I am always online— Instagram, YouTube and Facebook. I think many people spend more time online these days.
“Some people feel that there is no point paying for a show when they can always watch their favourite comedians online, provided they have access to the Internet.
Aloma also disagreed with people who feel that all female entertainers who are doing well are sponsored by rich men.
He said “There is a saying that in every rumour, there is an iota of truth. However, even if that is true, it cannot be applicable to all female comedians or content creators.
“There are many female comedians who are making millions online, without the help of anyone. I don’t want to mention names but I can vouch for some of them because I know how much they make in a month. If a pretty lady is exposed to the public, men will definitely make advances at her. It is left for the person to accept or not. However, any female content creator who is talented and is ready to work hard can make more money than any man can give her.”
On entertainers publicly supporting politicians, the comedian said, “There will be clashes of interests. As entertainers, campaigning for politicians is tantamount to going outside our scope.
“I became popular because of my comedy, so it will be very odd for me to use my platform to campaign for different politicians. They should campaign for themselves and give their manifestoes to the people directly.”