Popular Nigerian content creator, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori, better known as Kiekie, has recalled how she went into skit-making from being a fashion critic.
Kiekie said she used to be a fashion critic by infusing comedy, and that got the attention of people in the industry who invited her to start making skits.
She added that despite starting small, she now owns a YouTube channel and produces her own content.
In her words:
“I infused the comic side into my content, and that was what gave birth to my fashion shock show. It was a bit of critiquing fashion, but infusing comedy into it. That was one of the things that made the show grow at the time.
“It was a case of wanting to show more and having the right people around me to encourage me to do that. That is why I always tell people that it is very important to surround oneself with the right set of people that will push the right elements out of one; and not with the most irrelevant things.
“People started seeing the comic side in my fashion content, and they began pulling me into skits, saying, ‘This girl is hilarious; come and feature in skits’. One skit turned into five, then 10, till we got to this point. Before I knew what was happening, I had started producing my own content, and opened a YouTube channel.”