Taaooma says she can’t act her skits on stage due to having to play multiple characters by herself.
The skit maker spoke to Nancy Isime, the actress and presenter, about her evolution as a content creator.
Taaooma — real name Maryam Apaokagi — suggested that doing stage shows would amount to overstretching herself.
She said she might explore ways to make it work but added that it’s not a priority she has actively considered.
“If not comedy, I honestly don’t know what I would have done. I wanted to be a doctor. Later, I switched to a lawyer. I got to university and was offered Tourism, which I actually love. It’s good if you love adventure,” she said.
“I have done something on stage. But apart from maybe hosting [events], I don’t think I want to [explore that path]. It’s going to be difficult for me to act out a skit on stage because I’m like seven or eight characters.
“If I was this person where it’s differentiated, it would’ve been easy. I might but, right now, it’s not on my mind.”
Taaooma was born in Nigeria but spent most of her early years in Namibia.
She studied Tourism and Travel Service Management at Kwara State University.
In 2015, she started online comedy after convincing her fiancé to teach her the basics of video editing.
She rose to stardom in 2019 with a skit based on African parents taking their children to school.
Her skits are centered on African mothers and their unique manner of disciplining children with a slap.
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