There have been deaths in the media industry. Yesterday, Liz Taylor died at 79.
I woke up this morning to sad Blackberry Statuses, Tweets, and finally a phone call confirming the death of a Nigerian comedian whose jokes I fell in love with at first hearing – CD John.
News from the Grapevine has it that he lost his life in an automobile accident where everyone except himself (the driver) survived. This was on return from his birthday celebration in Lagos Nigeria.
I still remember playing his youtube video for my aunt and mum when they came visiting, and how they laughed so hard they had to dash for the ladies’ – my aunt beat my mum to the door. It was so much fun and I looked forward to more from this talent.
Here is the video (it’s mostly in Nigerian English and languages):
I will share a few tweets about this talent whom I hardly got to know.
Darey-Art-Alade: @darey: We just lost a Bright mind and a Comedian, who was in a class of his own. RIP CD John!!!
WizKid: Gosh! R.I.P CD John!! dis nicca was supposed to do a skit on my album! We even went to kano 2geda Damn! Life is short!..God bless ur soul!..
EnnyThe Closet: RIP CD John 😦 You were the highlight of the night and made my day at Basket mouth’s show in Abuja. So sad ….. (Happy birthday also)
Olugazik: Da Grin and CD John were getting to stardom when the “unexpected” happened.
Andysmiles: Days back it was NATE DOGG! Yesterday it was ELIZABETH TAYLOR! & now CD JOHN? ..crying.
These are just a few of the tweets I have amassed on this young man. Only a few saw his star rise, alas it has been cut short. Just as a lot of people are mourning him loads are asking who he is as they have never heard of him.
I am gathering from sources, though yet to be confirmed, that this fateful day is his birthday as well.
CD John played a role in the Return of Jenifa movie that is yet to be released. Check the trailer again and pay attention to the guy who jumped the KWEE (queue), thus attracting insults from Lady Jenifa. I look forward to seeing him in final action at the premiere.
Rest in Peace CD-John.
I hope in heaven, you are dropping some hot tracks with the angels in that melodious voice.
Latest from CD John : Live @ jedi LWKMD (Laff Wan Kill Me Die) Lagos