“Military Humbled Me”: Cute Abiola Recalls Moment He Was Detained for 30 Days With Throwback Photos

“Military Humbled Me”: Cute Abiola Recalls Moment He Was Detained for 30 Days With Throwback Photos

  • Nigerian skit maker Cute Abiola publicly reflected on one of the difficult times he experienced while still serving in the Navy
  • The comic act recalled when people feared he had gone missing in 2021, not knowing that he was detained by his superiors
  • Abiola attached throwback pictures of himself in the company of his military colleagues to tell his story

Nigerian skit maker and content creator Abdulgafar Ahmad, popularly known as Cute Abiola, has recalled one of the most challenging moments he experienced while still in the Navy.

In November 2021, the comedian was reportedly detained for ten days by the Navy. Abiola was jailed for violating military laws, particularly the policy against broadcasting videos of oneself in military uniform on social media.

Cute Abiola in military uniform
Cute Abiola shared a throwback in army uniform as he spoke about his 30-day detention. Credit: @cuteabiola
Source: Instagram

A colleague of the comedian Debo Adedayo, best known as Mr Macaroni, first raised the alarm that Abiola went missing after reporting to his office in Navy Town, Lagos.

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Later, reports surfaced that the content creator was detained for 18 days for social media misbehaviour and indiscipline.

Looking back on his time in the military, Cute Abiola revealed that he spent 30 days in prison while noting the effect it had on him. He also expressed his eternal gratitude for the military experience.

“30 days inside cell 2021! The military really humbled me!!!! Thank you, Armed Forces.”

See his post below:

Mr Macaroni and others react to Cute Abiola’s post

Legit.ng compiled the directions below:


"Omoooo!!! This period ehhnn>"


"I just showed Amir those pictures and I narrated , d story behind it. he said eehya !"


"Una own guard room get bed ️.. they even bring food with take away. Whoooa navy dey enjoy ooo."

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"Omo! That year @mrmacaroni1 and gistolver shook the Internet for you. I was scared but thank God for you."

Cute Abiola celebrates as Navy pays his gratuity

Legit.ng had previously reported that Cute Abiola was over the moon after he got a heavy alert from the Nigerian Navy.

He was paid his gratuity after leaving the military force to concentrate on content creation.

The funny man wore a sleeping robe and bonnet and held a bottle of drink to mark the good news. Fans reacted to the video and joined him in thanking God for how lucky he was to receive his money a few months after leaving the force.

Source: Legit.ng

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