Renowned comedian and MC Dr. Ofweneke has said that he is no longer humble about his success. He believes in letting the world know when he is doing well and that he won’t shy away from displaying his achievements.
“I don’t know why people hide who they are. I am not humble. I was humble when I did not have a fortune. At the moment, I’m working on acquiring my dream car very soon, and I have notified my team that I will not have tints put on that car. People have to see me,” Dr. Ofweneke said.
He continued, “I hid when I was poor; I’m not hiding now. How will you guys know what God is doing?”
The comedian is determined to ensure that his status and success are apparent to the masses, stating that he wants people to understand where he stands in life.
He recalled an incident during a commercial shoot in Nigeria where celebrities from across Africa were gathered. He introduced himself as “Dr. Ofweneke from Kenya.” However, his seemingly modest introduction did not sit well with a Nigerian comedian.
“He said to me, ‘What is wrong with you? I have Googled you; you are on TV, Radio, and the Churchill show. Your social media numbers are huge, you are popular, and yet you are here telling us you are Dr. Ofweneke from Kenya. The problem with Kenyans is that they are too humble with success. I learned my lesson ever since,” Dr. Ofweneke shared.
Not stopping there, the comedian also issued a stern warning to bloggers, putting them on notice that he would take legal action against any blog that publishes stories detrimental to his brand.
“I no longer tolerate nonsense from blogs. I have been in this industry for 14 years just to sit there and let blogs spoil my career with silly stories. You write nonsense about me, and I come for you,” he declared.
Dr. Ofweneke’s decision to be more open about his success is a bold one. It is a departure from the traditional Kenyan way of being humble, even in the face of success. However, it is a decision that is likely to resonate with many people, especially those who have achieved success against the odds.