How Growing Up in Osogbo Inspired Me to Be Skit Maker – Layi Wasabi

Layi Wasabi

Layi Wasabi, a Nigerian skit creator, claims that growing up in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, inspired the type of stuff he produces.

Layi recently told Jermaine on the BTS Reality podcast that Osogbo’s peaceful setting allows him to watch, study, and make amusing skits.

He also stated that the character impersonations in his sketches were inspired by folks he encountered in his hometown of Osogbo.

“Osogbo is a quiet city that allows your thought to wander and that was basically what made me who I am. The people I imitate in the skits are people I have seen in Osogbo,” the skit maker said.

“I served in Ibadan so there was this lawyer I met in Ibadan, not how he looks but how his character looks. He was tall also.

“So that was where I got the inspiration from. I mean a lawyer character that could entertain people but other characters are from Osogbo.”

The online comedian also spoke about his relocation to Lagos and his experience with a LASTMA officer.

Born Isaac Ayomide Olayiwola, Layi started his comedy career as a teenager.

Wasabi is known for blending the societal issues and everyday challenges faced by Nigerians into content.


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