"AMVCA Didn't Come as a Shock": Layi Wasabi's Manager Olufemi Speaks on The Creator's Profound Win

"AMVCA Didn't Come as a Shock": Layi Wasabi's Manager Olufemi Speaks on The Creator's Profound Win

  • Issac Olayiwola, professionally known as Layi Wasabi, became the talk of the town on Saturday, May 11, 2024, after he clinched his first AMVCA award
  • The creative juggernaut won the Best Digital Content Creator award ahead of Elozonam, Taaooma, Lizzy Jay, Jemimah Osunde and others
  • In an exclusive chat with Wasabi's manager, Olufemi Oguntamu, he shared that the young creator has been "cooking" for a while, and the award did not come as a shock at all

Young Nigerian content creator Issac Olayiwola, widely known as Layi Wasabi, added a feather to his cap on Saturday, May 11, when he bagged the award of Best Digital Content Creator at the AMVCA.

While chatting exclusively with Eniola of Legit.ng, Olufemi Oguntamu, a top Nigerian consultant, who doubles as Layi Wasabi's manager, expressed solid belief in the young content creator's abilities.

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Layi racks debut AMVCA award
Layi Wasabi clinched the award for Best Digital Creator at the 2024 AMVCA Credit: @layiwasabi, @theupanddownfellow
Source: Instagram

He said Layi's feat was not unexpected as Layi has been cooking for such a long time.

In his words:

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"Being Layi's manager, I knew that there was a lot more he had to offer; I started managing him in June 2023 and we have achieved a lot in such a short time. Much more than being a skit maker and winning this award, I'm grateful to God for the growth over the past few months. He has won a couple of the awards, but AMVCA is the biggest and most prestigious of all."

The digital creator and actor is remarkable for his versatility. Following his win, he took to his official Instagram page to thank God and his supporters for their love and support.

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See Layi's appreciation post below:

"Layi Wasabi has more to offer"

Speaking about Layi's win, Olufemi Oguntamu noted that Layi was finally getting his deserved recognition.

"I won't say it's coming too soon. I'd just say that the young man has been cooking for a while now, and finally, people are starting to give him the recognition he deserves. There is a lot more he's still going to achieve. We are proud of him and grateful for the love people have shown him.
"Layi is a very talented young man and the sky is just the starting point. He keeps doing his thing regardless of any awards or recognition. The award is just the icing on the cake. There is nothing too soon about it. I knew he had more to offer, I'm not surprised."

How Layi Wasabi reacted to his AMVCA nomination

The talent manager highlighted how they both handled nomination uncertainties.

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"When we got the nomination, we were glad and hoped for the best. Even on the day of the event, I had told him it was 50:50 and not to put his mind too much, but we are happy he won. We hope he'll be nominated for acting roles very soon, he said"

Speaking on the neverending pressure of being in the creative space, Oguntamu gave an insight into how Layi Wasabi can keep delighting his fans.

"As for pressure, obviously, he has been known for good engagement, and people love his style of comedy. But I keep telling him to keep dropping content and not overthink the idea. However, he is very creative and takes his time to develop ideas and concepts. And when he does, he shares with the team and friends to see if it will get good acceptance from the fans, Olufemi remarked."

Furthermore, Oguntamu noted that the pressure was unending as the attention was always on the young talent. His fans are always expectant of his next content, expecting it to outdo the previous.

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He said:

"Yes, there's pressure because there is a spotlight on him, and everyone is waiting to see what he has to offer next. Content creation is the most difficult unlike other fields. So because of the quality of content that he tries to churn out, he goes like 2 weeks sometime before dropping a content. He has D Law, GNCC, Officer Robert, and he has a new character he is trying to introduce"

Recall that Layi's epic win caught the attention of Davido's uncle, the Osun state governor, Ademola Adeleke, who communicated his pleasure and pride in Layi and described him as a good state ambassador.

Kiekie, Layi top list of female and male creators

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In a previous report by Legit.ng it was said that Dataleum released its latest rankings of Nigeria’s top content creation talents for the first quarter of 2024.

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This time, content creators like Kie Kie and Layi Wasabi came atop the female and male creator lists.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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