Tunde Ednut, Biography, career, education

When you talk of top social media influencers in Nigeria one of the names you MUST mention is Tunde Ednut. He is among the most popular and visited personalities on instagram with interesting stories and cash giveaways that keep his audience base increasing by the day. Some may know him as a musician, song writer, and comedian while others know him as an instagram personality. There is more to his background that can inspire any upcoming young Nigerian than just his instagram posts. Let’s get to know who this personality is.

Who is Tunde Ednut?

Tunde Ednut was born on the 20th of January. The exact year is not yet public. He hails from Kogi State, Nigeria. He spent his early years in Katsina State, Lagos State, and the UK. Tunde is the second child and the first son from a family of five. He is actually a very great Nigerian social media personality, followed by many for his funny, explicit, and odd posts on Instagram. Tunde’s habit of giving out free cash through his page (@tundeednut) has endeared him to many fans. People love his regular cash giveaways and random funny content. Some are now visiting his instagram page as a life style, not just as a social medium. You can imagine that level of social media popularity.

Education

Tunde Ednut had his primary education at Cambridge International school. He had his secondary education at Federal Government College Ugwolawo, Kogi State for secondary school. He also attended the University of Lagos before moving to the Kingsland University of London where he studied Graphic Arts. His talent as a comedian was noticed while he was in secondary school. At that time he was known to be a funny kid. He would constantly listen to various Nigerian comedians and mimic their jokes to his friends back in school. When got admission to study in the University of Lagos, Tunde realized he had a talent in comedy and eventually decided to make the best of it.ography, career, education

Comedy

As an entertainer, Tunde officially began his career as a comedian. In 2007, Tunde Ednut was invited to perform at the Dynamiks Awards in Nigeria. The award show was a big deal, it had a good number of top media and entertainment names in attendance. Tunde delivered an amazing comedy show that his performance received a standing ovation. Unknown to him, his life was about to take a major turn for a brighter future. During his performance, Tunde caught the attention of some top media names at that time such as; Femi Amusan and the Black Nights Entertainment crew (A top Nigerian entertainment company based in the Uk at that time).

Following his amazing display of talent on stage, Tunde was invited for a performance in the UK, and like the saying goes, the rest is history. Tunde was fortunate to gain some maximum exposure for his brand and he moved on to perform alongside some of the biggest names currently topping the charts in and out of Africa. During his stay in the UK, Tunde made a name for himself as one of Nigeria’s finest comedians based in the UK at that time.

Music Career

Tunde did not have a wonderful music career. His comedy career was much more successful. Tunde’s musical ambitions were short lived. His passion for music developed at an early age. He was in the youth choir of his church while he was still in Nigeria. He eventually moved on to record a number of tracks, but his most successful track was Catching Cold Remix featuring Dr. Sid. After that, nothing was heard about his music in terms of making huge impact in the industry. He then focused on comedy and his work as an instagram influencer.

His Clashes with Nigerian Celebrities

Tunde has hard clashes with some celebrities in Nigeria. Quarrels seem to be common among Nigerian celebrities. Quarrels make them more popular and active, keeping their fans engaged with beefs and exchange of curses. Tunde has also had such experiences and the most popular are ones include his beef with Bobrisky, Wizkid and Speed Darlington.

Tunde Vs Bobrisky

Tunde Ednut’s beef with Bobrisky is known to have come about after Tunde constantly made fun of the cross dresser. Bobrisky eventually came out to say Tunde had asked him out, but he was not feeling it and blocked him. This social media rant further went on to Tunde exposing Bobrisky of not being able to pay his house rent and the drama kept on unfolding. Bobrisky also said in a video that Tunde was making his money off other people’s contents, that he did not have original contents on his own. The beef went viral and fans of both personalities enjoyed the showdown.

Tunde Vs WizKid

It is not actually clear what transpired between Tunde and Wizkid, but Ednut was on his Instagram Live and was very vocal using a lot of F-words against wizkid. It is not also clear if he was only trying to get some attention from Wizkid or if Wizkid had once snubbed him. Whatever the case may be, he was not shy to share his feelings with the world.

Tunde Vs Speed Darlington

Tunde’s beef with Speed Darlington seems to be the most vicious. Tunde Ednut had said he made Speed Darlington. This angered Speed who then made videos raining curses on Tunde, even threatening to have him deported from the USA where two of them are based. How he intended to do that no one knew but the beef was very viral and vicious.

Master of Cash Giveaways on Social Media

Tunde is also very popular for his giveaways. He has a very active social media account across various platforms. He has been more active on his Instagram account where he has over 2.5M followers. One thing people love worldwide is to laugh and get free things (Cash if possible), and Tunde delivers both via his Instagram account. He is very good at cash giveaways to the extent that other well-known artists and up-coming artists now give him cash to give away for free (of cause you have to follow the artist or give them a shout out of some sort). Duncan Mighty is one of such artists who had given Tunde N100k to give out to a fan. People love this and it increases the audience base of his instagram page.

Awards

Tunde has been recognized for excelling in what he does, both as a comedian and social media influencer. He was nominated twice for the Nigeria Future Awards (2007 & 2008), and nominated thrice for the Dynamiks Youths Awards (2007, 2008, & 2009). He won the Dynamiks Youths Awards (2009). He also won the Award for the best Nigerian Comedian in the U.K and Young achievers’ awards. He has really made a mark in Nigeria as a social media influencer and is still waxing strong.

 

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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