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13.01.2012 Commics News

UNCOVERED:HOW COMEDIAN GANDOKI DISAPPEARED FROM LAGOS

By Akinnagbe Akintomide
UNCOVERED:HOW COMEDIAN GANDOKI DISAPPEARED FROM LAGOS
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No doubt,the stage name Gandoki rang a bell in Lagos entertainment arena few years back,but gradually this brand seemed to have disappeared into thin air.

People who are closely following activities in entertainment industry will unarguably agree that erstwhile hot stand-up comedian Gandoki has disappeared from the scene of showbiz in Lagos.

Close sources disclosed that Gandoki has finally relocated to Warri,Delta State and has abandoned everything that has to do with Lagos entertainment circle.

As gathered,his close pals are pointing their fingers on two major reasons that made this erstwhile highly patronized MC Cum comedian run away from the scene.

They informed that two years back,other top stand-up comedians who usually stage the biggest shows in town stopped involving him in their shows.They were said to have abandoned Gandoki and shunned his contributions and services in their concerts.

As gathered,Gandoki was allegedly the reason behind the decision of his colleagues and friends,as he on different occasions collected up-front fees from people and colleagues for concerts cum events without delivering such services.It was alleged that he engaged in this dishonesty for over one year without people raising eye-brows,till two years back when he received an up-front fee for a show organized by a popular musician without attending the show held in London,United Kingdom.

The development triggered a serious fight between the comedian and the popular singer who vowed that he must refund the money or put his career on the line.Like someone who was blacklisted,gradually,the name Gandoki stopped appearing on the list of comedians who will perform at various concerts held in and outside the country.

The politics of how to get jobs and prove his honesty to his friends and colleagues became an unbearable challenge for this talented rib-cracker as he withdrew from the scene and eventually moved back to his former base,Warri.

Right now,Gandoki is said to be one of the biggest names and comedians in Warri as he is not only organizing the big shows,but also grooming younger artistes who are making the state proud.

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