by Ifreke Inyang
It’s been barely one year, and comedian CD John has done a Da Grin. The similarities are incredible. Both were entertainers, albeit in different forms. Both were fast rising stars when they lost their lives.
Like the Yoruba wordsmith, Chijioke ‘CD’ John’s brand of comedy was different from the industry norm. He excelled in imitating how ‘igbotic’ Christian sisters conduct praise & worship in church. And he was a big hit. I remember the first time I watched him perform. It was at Mega Praise Summit, a monthly Christian gig organised by Breath of Life Ministries. He was fresh and full of charm. Unassuming, but confident. And I was part of the crowd that gave him a standing ovation as he scampered backstage after his performance.
From then, it was onwards and upwards for him. He began to perform at important events, and his fame spread all over. He was billed to perform at many of this year’s Easter events before he lost his life in a fatal car crash. Sources say he died in the early hours of this morning at St Nicholas Hospital where he was taken after the accident which occurred on his way home from a performance at Industry Night. Sadly, just like Da Grin, a rising star is no more.
Rest in peace CD John!