Spotted at the unveiling of Stellon Solution, the comedian says his pot-belly and old age are reasons ladies don’t ‘chase’ him. He says, “Some of us who are pot-bellied and ‘old’ don’t have the pleasure of being chased by women anymore.
We have left it for the younger ones. Women don’t chase me anymore; they know this big belly wouldn’t let me run.” Although some say women don’t take comedians seriously, the dark skinned performer says that his wife takes him serious. Adeyinka says, “I don’t know if women don’t take comedians serious but my wife takes me serious, especially when I want to pay school fees.”
With the younger crop of comedians doing well for themselves and often laughing to the bank, Adeyinka, fondly referred as the ‘Comedian of the Federal Republic,’ says that he does not feel threatened. “There is no competition. I do not feel threatened by the younger ones. Who is there to threaten me? I still work about four times a week. I am not threatened by anybody. If anything, I am grooming younger ones so that I can relax and do more expensive and fewer jobs,” he says.
The CFR says it is only a fool that will not pray for the growth of the younger generation. He continues, “I think it is a stupid old person that would be envious of the young ones making it because before we made it, some people were making it. I do not believe that the younger ones are doing better than the older ones. I know that I am still doing as well as anyone in the industry, but our prayer is for the younger ones to grow.
If we pray to grow and the industry dies, in 30 years time, nobody will remember our names. It is good as the young ones are growing but then the growth of the young ones does not kill the older ones. The older ones like myself are consolidated. We are doing bigger things that will even help the younger ones.”