Twitter Personality: Le Comedian, Tunde Ednut

Ifreke Inyang

A few years back, Tunde Ednut was only a Nigerian comedian based in the UK. Now he’s easily A-list, shuttling between Lagos and the UK, and just recently dropped his second single, Catching Cold after the massive success of My Kinda Song.

The graduate of Graphic Arts spared a few minutes to talk about his twitter experience so far. And of course, his responses will have you laughing!

How did you get on twitter?
I got on Twitter through a friend. I was on Facebook then and suddenly everybody was talking about Twitter. So I went ahead and registered. In those days, it was only ‘Yankee’ people you would find on twitter so I got discouraged and left it. (Singer) May7ven then called me up and asked if I was on Twitter. She was the one who encouraged me to get back, and before you know it, I even left Facebook!

Who would you say is your favourite ‘tweep’?
This is a hard one for me. But if I am pressed for an answer, I’ll choose @RITAKOKOMANSION.

Is there any particular tweet you’ll never forget? Tell us about it.
It wasn’t a tweet per se. There was a day Don Jazzy was tweeting credit and I mistakenly loaded one MTN 1,500 card!

Have you had any embarrassing/memorable experience on Twitter? If yes, what happened?
I have had o! There was a day I was toasting a girl and for whatever reason, my DM leaked. I just signed out immediately.

What are the downsides of being on Twitter?
People have taken advantage of the way Twitter is structured to do a lot of funny stuff.

What are the upsides?
On the flip side, you get to promote yourself and what you do on Twitter. You also get to relate with new peeps and get their honest opinions too.

Has Twitter gotten you more fans/friends?
Yes, it has. I have met a lot of nice people there.

Many ‘tweeps’ say you have a controversial persona on Twitter. Is this true?
I am not controversial.

Describe your Twitter persona in three words.
“I no send.”

Do you follow back readily? Why?
Yes, I follow back especially if the request was made in a humble manner. Na Twitter now, dem nor dey pay person money!

What would possibly make you close your twitter account?

Mehn! I no know oh!

Twitter Stats ( as at 10.20pm, 14th June)

Handle: @TundeEdnut

Followers: 8,934

Following: 972

Tweets: 40,593

Favourite tweets: 66

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