AS of as we speak, 28-year-old Adebowale Adebayo stands tall as one of many largest Instagram sensation from Nigeria after breaking limitations with a flirtatious and randy character recognized to many as freaky freaky daddy aka Mr Macaroni. Notable for mining a number of catchy phrases utilized in wooing a bevy of women that he by no means will get his means with, the comedian character has thrown the final youngster of a journalist and an educationist into the klieg lights. In an unique interview with ASSISTANT ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR, GBENGA BADA, Adebayo opened up on number of points together with the distinction between himself and the character he portrays, his single standing, his stand on EndSARS protest, and why he’s not a standup comic however a thespian.
WHAT differentiates Debo from Mr Macaroni?
I prefer to see Debo Adedayo because the actor, because the performer, the actor that I’m, in order that’s me, my individual. Debo Adedayo is simple going, though fairly a variety of folks will disagree however it’s what it’s and that’s my individual. I’m simple going, I imagine in love and I imagine that we should always stay a life value dwelling for others, we should always all the time put folks into consideration when doing stuff, in order that’s Debo. He’s a man who desires all people to do higher for himself/herself and who desires all people to stay in love, peace and concord.
Mr Macaroni alternatively is my stage identify, one thing Mr Macaroni is freaky freaky daddy however freaky freaky daddy is that character due to course, Mr Macaroni as an entertainer can do a whole lot of factor aside from being freaky freaky daddy and this yr by God’s grace, we might be seeing a whole lot of these different stuffs, so freaky freaky daddy is a freaky character, naughty nature and Debo intentionally constructed the character to speak to the society in a means, you already know that is one thing that occurs and also you all the time discover males like that within the society who see any woman and go after her however what I do is that the character by no means will get his means as a result of it’s my means of claiming, look why not simply be pleased with whoever your spouse is or whoever your associate is and stay a good life.
Mr Macaroni has since change into a family identify, how did you conceive the concept of the character?
Effectively, I imagine the character you’re speaking about is freaky freaky daddy. The character is what has led to Debo being within the limelight, lots of people already stay up for seeing that character after they hear Mr Macaroni, so I completely perceive that.
Effectively, I can’t say it’s a complete figment of my creativeness and I may say that lots of people I’ve a distant uncle or father or an aged man that behaves like that however that’s false. I created that character from my thoughts, everyone knows that there are males like that who love doing such after they see a woman they are saying a few of these issues, so I’d say sure our society helped in creating that character and naturally my creativeness.
So, I mentioned what if I create a person that’s all the time doing this or all the time doing that and we thank God that individuals take pleasure in and love the character. What folks say most occasions after they interact is that they like the truth that the character is used to go throughout completely different messages throughout to the society at giant.
A number of the traces synonymous with the character of Mr Macaroni is ‘oin, you’re doing properly,’ how do you come about these traces?
So, these traces simply come. whereas I’m performing or performing, these traces simply come to me and I simply say it. They’re simply within the warmth of being spontaneous and I like the truth that somehow, the viewers simply like it they usually flip it right into a catchy phrase and the suggestions is all the time please repeat this line or that line as a result of it was lacking within the final skit or final episode. So, I simply thank God for the acceptance as a result of any of these traces, as soon as I exploit them, folks actually have a tendency to like them they usually start to resonate with these traces.
Till your character grew to become a preferred one by way of social media, you had acted in a number of films, what was it like in your early days of performing?
Belief me, the hustle was actual. The hustle remains to be actual as a result of on a regular basis we proceed to attempt to survive and proceed to work arduous and by God’s grace we stay on prime of our recreation. So, these days, it was from one audition to the opposite, from Masha Kilo to Festac and people had been the locations we began to Nationwide Artwork Theatre and attempting to get featured on stage performs, so the hustle was actual and as at the moment and even until now, there’s politics and there are various things that occur, you’re doing all of your factor and it’s not white and black as a result of while you’re going for auditions, another folks sitting again are getting the roles. It was fairly one thing however I learnt alot and it taught me persistence and perseverance as a result of you already know, I’ve all the time mentioned to myself that that is what I wish to accomplish that I simply saved at it after which I used to be determined, I used to be so determined as a result of I wasn’t getting roles and that is simply an actor that simply needed to specific himself, showcase his expertise and permit folks see his act and really feel what he’s able to. So, the hustle was actual however we thank God.
Would you check with your self as a standup comic or a comic book actor?
Effectively, I’m undoubtedly not a standup comic. I inform individuals who ask that I’m not a standup comic. I can’t stand on stage and crack jokes for even 30minutes, I’m a number, I can host occasions not cracking jokes. After all, the best way I say some issues, some experiences I share will make folks snort however I don’t see that as standup comedy. I prefer to see that as one other craft by itself, I’ve been internet hosting occasions as I famous however I don’t do standup comedy. A comic book actor, properly sure, as a result of I take comedian roles however I see myself as an actor, a performer, a thespian that may act as many roles as delivered to me to interpret, that’s who an actor is however the comedian line has introduced me to limelight as an actor however as I famous, this was an avenue for me to specific my expertise and my artwork, so I’m an actor, I’m a performer, I can do comedian roles and some other roles that comes.
What’s one factor that’s unknown about Debo to many followers or that false impression about your individual?
Effectively, due to what I do within the movies, the primary false impression suppose that most individuals suppose I roll with ladies and attempt to get their numbers and be with them like freaky freaky daddy, they really mistake my actual individual for freaky freaky daddy’s character considering that’s who I’m. Lots of people say I like ladies lots however that’s me simply decoding a job. After all, I like ladies as a result of I’ve a mom and 6 sisters however not in the best way lots of people suppose. What folks don’t find out about me is that I’m fairly reserved and I attempt to not put my non-public life on social media, I don’t suppose you’ll see that. For those who know me, I’m fairly reserved. I discuss, I work together, I interact however I’m not the party-going sort like many individuals imagine.
Let’s get a bit private now, is Mr Macaroni married?
No, Mr Macaroni will not be married. Mr Macaroni is single and he’s not looking out.
So, how quickly are you taking a look at tying the nuptial know and if you’re planning such anytime quickly, inform us in regards to the freaky freaky that has swooned you
(Laughs) There’s no freaky freaky ooin. No freaky freaky in the intervening time. How quickly? I can’t say, truthfully, I’m not eager about it proper now and that’s me being trustworthy. I’m simply targeted on my work and a whole lot of tasks I’m engaged on, so that isn’t on my to do record proper now.
For those who look again to whenever you began and the way, how lengthy will you say it took you earlier than making headway as Mr Macaroni?
Actually, the character of freaky freaky daddy started in late 2019 and that’s a couple of yr plus, not precisely two years and early 2020, lots of people received to start out understanding me virtually the time it started. Actually, once I give it some thought, I simply thank God.
In 2019, you had been not too long ago one of many fashionable names through the EndSARS protest that was later hijacked, are you able to share with us your views and all that occurred?
Effectively, you already know, that could be a story that breaks my coronary heart. I imply, it’s a narrative that anytime it comes up, I simply really feel very unhappy and alter my temper. First, the peaceable protest wasn’t hijacked by hoodlums, it was attacked. It was an assault. when a peaceable protest is occurring and persistently thugs are attacking the protest and we’re crying out and saying this protest is occurring and shouting that the thugs are disrupting and attacking us, what will we name that if not an assault?
Then later, you come and say it has been hijacked. I bear in mind an image that went viral in Alausa, I used to be there that day when these guys got here with machetes and completely different weapons and lots of people ran away and a few folks chased them away and all of that and we handed a few of them over to the police they usually had been launched. There was an image that went viral and until now, nothing was finished, no arrest was made. So, the impunity reeks, it was apparent that they felt, let’s go away them, after they assault them very very properly, they would depart the streets or we discover a method to disperse them and that was what they did, so after they say it was hijacked by hoodlums, no it wasn’t, they knew what they had been doing, they deliberated mentioned peaceable protest and we made it very peaceable and immediately, the assaults had been coming, so what’s the accountability of the federal government? I imply protesting is a basic human proper, so, when persons are protesting they usually cannot even be protected, it reveals the explanation why they’re protesting.
So, it’s actually a tragic occurence and can perpetually be in historical past, the best way the federal government dealt with it, whereas the protest was on, cops nonetheless killed some civilians to not say that some cops didn’t undergo undue violence, there have been instances the place police stations had been burnt, some cops had been mugged and even some died and in all honesty, that’s unhappy as properly and will by no means be condoned. I’ll all the time converse in opposition to such, so injustice, criminality, offences or any evil doing, or felony acts from any aspect ought to by no means be tolerated. So, after we are talking up, we’re talking up for each Nigerian as a result of earlier than being a police officer, you’re first a Nigerian, earlier than being a president, governor, senator or lawmaker, you’re first a Nigerian, so all Nigerians should be protected however now whenever you as a frontrunner charged with the accountability of defending human lives and properties, you could have sworn an oath to uphold that obligation and you’re certain by regulation to take action when it now turns to killing of harmless civilians, it’s simply unhappy. I simply want the federal government can do higher and know that this isn’t a battle over political events. I don’t should be in any political occasion to talk for my rights or the rights of the folks, these politicians are all the identical as a result of all of them have led us to the place we’re as we speak. It’s about each Nigerians talking out as a result of each Nigerian deserves higher and to earn a great dwelling.
Being a busy character, how do you unwind?
I like enjoying desk tennis lots. Each time I’m house or not busy, I play with a few of my workforce members, I additionally play video video games and I gist with my associates.
What function – as an actor – do you earnestly search to play?
Hmm…That function that I’ve been itching to play… A warlord. I want to play the function of a warlord and if I don’t get the function quickly, I’m going to shoot it myself anyhow, I’ll produce it on my own. I wish to play a warlord, I’ve a narrative already however I gained’t disclose that as a result of I even have plans to do one thing like that, a giant film by God’s grace, in one other mild, like a warlord that might do issues.
How do you deal with feminine followers, who insist on having an amorous relationship with you?
Effectively, they’re initially, lovers of our craft and I respect each admirer of my craft and me, those who help our work. So, it’s only a factor of letting them perceive that I’m sorry, I’m not all for such a relationship, present them love however on the identical time, allow them to know that I can’t grant what they want however after all allow them to know that they’re properly appreciated.
Inform us about your rising up and the way you happened artwork/leisure
Rising up for me was enjoyable. I’m the final born and my mum will guarantee I get something I would like and my dad is definitely a journalist and all the time very busy, so anytime he comes round, I used to be all the time glad, so it was enjoyable rising up with my sisters who noticed me because the spoilt one. For arts and leisure, it began at that tender age. I used to look at Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and anytime he preaches, for me, I used to be seeing an orator, I beloved the best way he used to speak, the charisma, the vitality, you already know that vibe he used to present and I used to look at him and I began mimicking him and my dad and mom used to look at me and my sisters will ask me to carry out for them and from there, I began mimicking my sisters and later academics at school and that was the way it began and everybody knew I used to carry out and act. I joined the drama membership and in late secondary faculty, I began going for auditions, I joined a modeling company referred to as the Blessed Angel modeling academy, in order that was how we learnt stroll, act, carry out, learn poems and that was how the journey started.
What would you say you used to do earlier than fame and fortune which you’ll not do?
I used to exit and simply take a stroll, I like taking a stroll within the night however now, it’s virtually inconceivable as a result of each time I do that individuals will cease me on the highway, I’m okay however another folks wish to nook you and typically make unbelievable requests, so it might be worrying, so I can’t take the stroll like I used to even there are occasions I wish to go to some specific locations however I can’t anymore as a result of I would wish to discover a specific time to go, so majorly, I feel that’s what I used to do earlier than fame and no can not do. Each different factor I used to do earlier than fame, I nonetheless do now.