‘I learnt dancing from being an undertaker’ – Comedian Destalker

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By Sunny Green Itodo

Stand-up comedian, Oghenekowhoyan Onaibe Desmond, popularly known as Destalker, has revealed that he learnt dancing from being a mortician.

The 39-year-old said he used to work as an undertaker before venturing into the rib-cracking business.

He disclosed this while appearing in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast co-hosted by actor, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, aka Nedu.

The Delta-born comedian said after graduating from the university, he worked as a commercial motorcyclist aka okada, mortician, and sales boy.

Destalker said, “I started from okada [commercial motorcyclist] as a graduate. From okada, I did undertaker. I worked as a sales boy in Enugu.”

Nedu inferred: “Undertaker mean say you sell coffins?”

Destalker rebuffed: “Baba, don’t downgrade me. I carry coffins. I no sell. Na e I take learn dancing. That is why I say, life is a process. And in that process, make sure you enjoy it because every level, bring new devil.

“So, as you dey the process, dey pinpoint things because you go use them tomorrow. Now, people go say, ‘Ah! I love the you dance when you are on stage.’ I learnt dancing from undertaking rehearsals. But now I infuse the dance I learnt from undertaking into my comedy.”

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