Published on September 26, 2014 by
Popular comedian, Gordons got hundreds of University of Lagos students misty-eyed last Thursday as he narrated his inspiring journey to success while performing at the Lagos finale of Amstel Malta Showtime concert drama “The Rush”.
The former DC Envoys star, who has risen to become one of Nigeria’s most decorated comedians, told guests that education alone does not guarantee success.
“In spite of all you read and who you want to be, if you really want to be successful you need to put to work your talent and it’s totally free… Some people were born with silver spoon, some with golden spoon but I was born with nothing; yet, I helped myself through university… but today I don’t drive what I drive by my degree neither am I staying where I stay by my degree, I got it all by putting my talent to work,” he told the students.
Gordons, the first Nigerian comedian to be featured on CNN, became his family’s breadwinner at the young age of 12, by fishing and trading to make ends meet.
He started his career in 1992 but didn’t hit any major break until 2005 when he relocated to Lagos and got the opportunity of hosting a major gospel concert “The Experience”. Ever since he has become a household name having performed at a lot of A-List events.
“Gordon’s success story is inspirational and very reflective of Amstel Malta’s Journey to Success campaign on which this concert drama is based,” said Hannatu Ageni-Yusuf, Amstel Malta Brand Manager, at the ‘The Rush’ held at the Unilag Indoor Sport Hall.
Gordons joined Sound Sultan, Phyno, and a host of others to hold the Lagos crowd spellbound at the Lagos edition of “The Rush”, a concert drama directed by Ice Nweke, which was a fusion of various artistic displays.
“The Rush” featured various artistic displays by ballerinas, fire-eaters, singers, actors, jugglers, dancers, rappers, instrumentalists, and comedians. Five young talents were selected through auditions and also got to perform on stage with the established acts.