Mr Macaroni is the stage name of Nigerian actor, content creator, and activist Adebowale Debo Adedayo. He is a trained actor, and ironically, his comic skits on social media in which he assumes the personas of a sadistic professor named Professor Hard Life or a political figure known as Daddy Wa have increased his popularity. Debo made phrases like Ooin, Freaky freaky, and You are doing well popular.
Mr Macaroni Biography
Adebowale David Ibrahim Adedayo, an Ogun State native, was born in Ogudu, Lagos on May 3, 1993, to an upper-middle-class, Islamic, and Christian family.
He was raised in the Magodo neighborhood of Lagos and went to Tendercare International Nursery and Primary School in Magodo, Isheri. He attended Babcock University High School for his secondary school after finishing his primary education.
He was admitted to Lead City University, Ibadan, in 2009 to pursue a law degree, but during his second year, he was forced to withdraw due to the university’s lack of accreditation. By 2011, Adedayo was enrolled at Houdegbe North American University in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, to study law. However, his outspoken personality and constant advocacy for justice forced him to leave before graduating.
Mr Macaroni chose to pursue his acting profession rather than schooling after leaving Cotonou. He played little parts in comedies and movies, but his parents pushed him to finish school.
This time, he decided to pursue his first love—theatre arts—and was accepted to enroll in a course at the Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti. But some things prevented him from finishing his schooling. He then proceeded to Redeemer’s University in Osun State in 2013, and in 2018 he finally graduated with a degree in theater arts and film studies.
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Mr. Macaroni began his career in Nollywood as an actor before making comedy videos.
He claimed to have been an actor for a long time by appearing in movies and soap operas in an interview with Punch Nigeria. He said movie roles were no longer coming at some time, and it took a while before he decided to start online comedy.
Mr. Macaroni’s comedy talks about events and real situations in Africa. He consistently assumes the position of the sugar daddy. He explained that he adopted the character of a sugar daddy in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune because it symbolizes a substantial portion of immoral men who cannot control themselves.
He founded Mr. Macaroni Entertainment Ltd, a registered organization that deals in arts and entertainment.
His satirical skits highlight social and political issues in Nigeria to educate and entertain his audience. His skits have tackled issues like bad governance, civic responsibility, and human rights. He frequently takes on the roles of a harsh professor named “Professor Hardlife” or a politician known as Daddy Wa, a sugar daddy.
In an interview with Punch Nigeria, Adedayo claimed that he first realized he had a gift for comedy when he imitated Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and everyone laughed.
Veteran Nollywood actors and entertainment stars like Jim Iyke, Bimbo Ademoye, Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Sobowale, Falz, and Mr. P, have appeared in his skits. He has also included other skit writers, such as Broda Shaggi, KieKie, Remote, and Oga Sabinus (Mr. Funny). He has also featured Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.
Mr. Macaroni participated actively in the EndSARS campaign.
Police detained him at the Lekki Toll Gate on Saturday, February 13, 2021, during the #OccupyLekkiTollgate demonstration.
Mr. Macaroni continued to use his platform to support the protests after staging a sleep-in at the Alausa State House on October 8, 2020, alongside Rinu Oduala, another activist, and a group of protesters. He eventually established himself as one of the main figures in the #EndSARS movement.
Protests under the banner of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate movement started up again in February 2021 after it was discovered that the government planned to start charging at the toll gate once more. The Nigerian police detained Mr. Macaroni and countless other protesters until the public’s outcry compelled their release.
Key #EndSARS personalities, including Mr. Macaroni, Folarin Falz Falana, and others, conducted a successful drive-by event at the toll gate in honor of the massacre victims in October 2021, one year after the Lekki tragedy.
Another took place on October 20, 2022, with Mr. Macaroni among many youths who marched to remember those killed in the 2020 incident.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, asked prominent #EndSARS individuals and stakeholders to participate in a peace walk in November 2021. Mr. Macaroni fiercely rejected his proposal and urged the government to follow the recommendations of the commission that looked into the Lekki atrocity instead.
Mr Macaroni net worth
Mr. Macaroni has an estimated net worth of $250,000.
Although it has been rumored that Mr. Macaroni married Mummy Wa, a skit creator better known as Kemz Mama, he refuted the rumors. Currently, Mr. Macaroni is unmarried and not engaged to anyone.
Mr. Macaroni’s phone number is not known to the public. You can, however, reach out to him via his social media handles.
He has won multiple honours for his entertainment career, particularly his comedic work. He received two awards in 2020: the City People Music Award for Comedy Act of the Year and the Future Award Africa for Content. He won the Influencer of the Year category in the 2021 Afro X Digital Awards.