Ike Nwala: Nigerian-American who dumped computer engineering to become a comedian

Ike Nwala: Nigerian-American who dumped computer engineering to become a comedian

Comedian Ike Nwala is a Nigerian-American who has managed to make himself a popular comedian and an integral part of Japanese pop culture despite the racial climate in the country.

Born in New York and raised in Washington, Nwala moved to Japan at the age of 20 for a job with Goldman Sachs but instead became an overnight celebrity to everyone's amazement.

The 33-year-old became a comedian and uses his IT and financial skills to his advantage. He displays his IT prowess on a program called Nakai-Kun no Manabu Switch, he puts his knowledge of IT and finance together with his linguistic tricks and comical faces to teach Japanese celebrities about Bitcoin.

Nwala has always wanted to pursue a career in computer science. He taught himself programming while in elementary school and continued taking lessons in college. However, his career kicked off when he stumbled upon a skit by Junji Takada in Japanese video rental. Nwala’s suppressed desire to be a comedian awoken from wherever it was and he began chasing his dream.

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Today, he is a popular face in Japan.

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Meanwhile, comedian Williams Uchemba touched the hearts of people online, after sharing a story of how he came to the rescue of a crippled woman and her abandoned kids.

According to reports, the woman identified as Patricia lost the use of her two legs, after she was jilted by her husband, and left all alone to fend for their seven kids.

Patricia was left to struggle through life with her children in an apartment that is far from conducive.

However, in a fortunate twist of event for the family, their story took a complete turn after the much loved comic act became aware of their predicament and decided to do something about it.

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