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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: " With My Platform, I will Always Be Ready To Distribute & Share" - Chuks D General

Our spotlight is on popular Abuja MC/ Comedian per excellence and also a hot talker of Wazobia & Cool FM.  The ever busy, talented stage rib-cracker and well worded radio presenter has distinguished himself in the entertainment industry in Abuja and beyond. Haven featured in several high profile events, it is obvious he has a lot to offer to the showbiz market. Chuks D General as he is popularly called, talks about his ride into the media world irrespective of prevailing challenges! In truth, he is a young giant whose height is yet to be determined!


Can We meet You?
My name is Israel Chukwuyem Jude
And stage name Chuks D General‎.
Am a Master of ceremony, standup comedian Media consultant And Event manager

Where are you from?
Am from Ika North East LG area in Agbor, Delta state

What's your educational background like?
I attended Ngala Primary School and Staff Model Secondary school, both in Agbor, Delta state. I proceeded to Nasarawa state University, Keffi,‎ where I graduated with Bsc in Statistics. 

How long have been in the media industry?
I have been doing comedy since 2004 but started professionally in 2006. Though, I took my comedy to the media in 2010. I Started from Hot FM, Brilla FM and now am with  Cool/Wazobia FM

What has been your challenges?
I faced basic challenges just like every other talented person, praying and wishing to get to the next level of his career. For instance, getting sponsors for my events for now is really difficult.

•Who would you commend for your height in the industry?
For my height in the industry, there have been too many being instrumental at different point in my career but one constant factor that I fully depend on and will continue to depend on is God Almighty

After him I wish to say a big thank u to the following pple Amb. Wahala - who is the first comedian to pay me for his event.

Oga Aguma - who gave me the first platform to perform in Abuja. ‎

 YoungestOldMan - who brought me first to Abuja.  

FredBright - who gave me platform, encouraged me and recommended me to people like AY and‎

 Mr Yankee - who has always believed in my talent, recommended to correct people and make sure I climb on some specific platforms/shows like Iyanya live in concert, Nite of a thousand Laugh, 2face concert, Infact all and major events happening in Abuja and beyond - Boss u too much 

BigMo and WillyWilly of Wazobia Fm - who believed so much in me and took me in like a brother Dj Alex, Gabby, Fancy, TTB and all Abuja top DJS - ‎

May God bless them too My Pastor's - Nath Ayo & Faith Aiyedogbon - they practically everything to me in Abuja as in they too much..... 

 And now my Parents - Mr & Mrs Israel Okoh - May God continue to bless them for me

•How did u get into Wazobia and how has it been instrumental to ur height in the media field?
Wazobia/cool is about the biggest radio stations in Abuja, I came in through BigMo and WillyWilly and it has been very instrumental to my career becus is like a market place that grants u the privilege to display what you have to offer and people can likely patronize you from there as God bless.

What is your take on the entertainment industry in Abuja
Abuja entertainment is very promising because is the federal capital territory and as such they is platform for every gifted person no matter where u r from as far as you are good

Which other field do you admire or will some day create a niche?
For a 2nd field I will admire if I am giving the chance, I will like to state here that I love the corporate field and things that can really task the brain as far as am not adamately sitting in one place and doing nothing.

How do you play a role in helping Abuja artist with your platform?
For Abuja Artist - am also upcoming so we all need help but if there is any help I get before any other artist am sure they can testify to the fact that I will always distribute and share

My advice is that we should all learn to work harder on this job. It is not enough to be talented but developing the talent and ourselves is very important?

•So where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
‎By God's Grace, I see myself fulfilling the will of God. - As one of African's most wanted and most interesting MC/Comedian. Doing very well in movies, TV/Radio Shows and greatly trending my own show over the world..

When do you hope to settle down or have you seen your betterhalf?
‎Planning to settle down soon but for now as in 2day o I may not be able to specifically say I know my wife BUT I KNOW WHO IS NOT MY WIFE - "Laughing"

Finally? What do you think of AlexReports? Any advice or last word to your fans?
‎Alex report is an amazing, consistent and creative writer.... believe so much in the future of Abuja media and Alex report is in that future

Indeed! Impressive, it worthy to note that Chuks D General has bags several awards in his career and still listed for more awards.

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