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Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by lalasticlala(m): 8:22pm On Sep 08, 2018
My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because I Was Born with 7 Teeth - Comedian Gordons

Godwin Komone, popularly known as Gordons is a comedian and musician. He is an Urhobo, from Delta State. His career started in 1992 and he has contributed so much to its growth. He talks to Tosin Clegg about his early years, family and career

I started comedy officially in 2005

And that was also the year I came to Lagos, but I had been doing comedy in Warri. I didn’t know I was going to be a professional comedian, as I started out as a musician. I was with a group and we were singing acapela music then but it wasn’t pure music, as it was musical comedy. So, a lot of people thought since I was doing comedy in the music I could separate both, and that was what I did. So, in 2005 when I came to Lagos, I decided to make it official and that was how the brand Gordons started. We did our music from 1992 to 2004, 2005 and it was a remarkable time which was my beginning. And it was what I was doing with comedy and music that brought about the brand, Gordons.

Acceptance was my major challenge while starting out

I felt I was not accepted and I didn’t know who to run to for mentorship. A lot of giants were in the game then and I didn’t know how to do my thing to have a breakthrough. So, I had a problem of people not giving me an opportunity, had a problem of being looked upon as a Christian person that won’t be able to function as a comedian in a circular setting and I didn’t have many friends. But thank God at the end of the day I was able to see Basketmouth who believed in me and gave me a platform called Laugh and Jams where I was able to express myself. And I have anchored ‘The Experience’ back-to-back five times. That was how it started.

Your foundation will always speak for you

I have been a Christian and church person all my life and everything I have done in this life is in the line of religion and church. And that was what influenced my act. Foundation is very powerful and if I wasn’t raised in the church my style of comedy would have been influenced by any kind of religion I was raised in. That’s why whenever I am on stage my foundation speaks for me as I have been a church boy all my life.

I’m married with four children

I’m the first born of my family, but I don’t know how many we are now. I have to call to find that out because my father is a very good producer even though he isn’t Don Jazzy. My parents are separated and they have their own husband and wife issues.

I have done a lot of shows in Nigeria

I did a show in Asaba with about 7,000 people in attendance and I did a show in Warri and I got 4,000 in attendance, Sapele had 3,000 and Port Harcourt had 2,000. I did a show in Lagos before and I brought Chaka Demus and Pliers but people didn’t pay attention to that. Now, they know Gordons is a bigger brand and I have started my own show as a matter of fact. But I will do my own show in Lagos, ‘Nothing But The Truth’ on December 25, 2018. And it’s a one-man show. I don’t want to do a show if I don’t have a joke to crack. I feel its time and I don’t want to do a show because people are doing theirs, but I want to have a conviction for it.

My recent plane crash scare

We had a Glo event in Accra and on that very day, Flavour, Tekno, myself and some artistes band members were together. We took off from Murtala Mohammed International Airport and eight minutes into the flight the pilot announced that the plane wasn’t moving well and I knew something was wrong but I wasn’t too sure. I have been on several flights and I know how a good flight should go so I was very disturbed. Between my thoughts, the pilot made an announcement that the plane was faulty and that we had to go back. It wasn’t funny and nobody was able to explain how anybody felt at that moment as reality will hit you and something would be telling you this might be it. So we started putting our lives together within us and we started asking for God’s forgiveness. As a matter of fact, somebody was advising me on the plane and how he transferred from advice to cry

God has been very wonderful to me

He has pushed me beyond my limit and blessed me beyond my imagination. Secondly, humility and the fear of God have kept me. It’s possible to be humble and to also place God factor in all we do. I still feel within me that I’m still starting.

Apart from comedy, I’m into Real Estate

And I also started my own transportation company and if I wasn’t doing all of this I would have been a Pastor. I love God and the things of God. And I feel deep down inside of me God wants me to do that and if he gives me an opportunity, believe me, I will. I’m into many things that people won’t believe as it’s believed you need to have at least four streams of income running through your life for you to have Eden on earth.

Nigeria will make you have compassion for people

In this country, we go through a lot as we provide the basic amenities for ourselves. We provide everything for ourselves and it’s a lot of pressure. But as Nigerians, we go through a lot and I felt I should contribute my quota by providing humour to help to augment people who are hurting and going through stress. In my career, I have heard a lot of testimonies before and how my materials have saved people.

How I made myself exceptional

When I came into the industry, I noticed everyone wanted to have a funny name, but I decided to bear my real name. After that, I introduced music and education which makes you learn something during the show and this makes me unique.

I’m a very fulfilled comedian

I have done what God wanted me to do and it has won people to God. I anchored ‘The Experience’ for five years from the first to the fifth one.
I have done shows for every president during my career except for Buhari. I have done shows for governors, done shows for the biggest weddings within and outside Africa and graced every big show that has anything to do with comedy in Africa. I did shows to a point that I became a Glo Ambassador, Bill and Melinda Gates Ambassador, and being around from 2005 to now has been through God’s mercy.

My growing up makes me emotional and depressed

I was a child that wasn’t loved, as I didn’t receive any love from my parents at all. At some point, I was a sacrilege to them as I was born with seven teeth in my mouth, and some people said it was a mark of God, while others said it was a taboo. So I was treated like a curse and a sin right from the beginning. It was difficult, as they wanted to kill me, but thank God for some people who said they shouldn’t as they didn’t know my destiny. Growing up was hell but we used the pain we grew up with in the past to do what we have done today so that those going through things would have hope no matter what they are going through.


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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Nobody: 8:25pm On Sep 08, 2018
Liar

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Ytea(f): 8:27pm On Sep 08, 2018
Okay

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Tamarapetty(f): 8:28pm On Sep 08, 2018
x. 7 tooths u mean?

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Nobody: 8:32pm On Sep 08, 2018
we thank God for your life..

No matter what happened in the past,,, we must not allow it have negative effect on our future,, instead we should use it as a motivation for a better tomorrow..

I'm glad that he has done well for himself..

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by thesicilian: 8:32pm On Sep 08, 2018
His name should have been Tanigororo Banigororo.

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Naijawebmaster: 8:33pm On Sep 08, 2018
Is this part of a joke or what? 7 teeth Kwa? shocked shocked shocked


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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by RichardRandy: 8:35pm On Sep 08, 2018
Sure fp
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by visijo(m): 8:44pm On Sep 08, 2018
stories that may want to touch...
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by johnstar(m): 8:45pm On Sep 08, 2018
Na d teeth dey make am funny now oo


So dat teeth alone na blessings
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Nobody: 8:45pm On Sep 08, 2018
He is evil and suppose to have been disposed in evil forest of Abosi.
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by fourhayz: 8:46pm On Sep 08, 2018
Wetin concern us if u get 7 teeth?

Issit our Business

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by goslowgoslow(m): 8:46pm On Sep 08, 2018
So Gordon's na Dracula from birth.

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by ola12(m): 8:46pm On Sep 08, 2018
I came here to see the teeth, wheres the 7 teeth?? angry

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by FisifunKododada: 8:48pm On Sep 08, 2018
Gordons u 2 dey lie
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Kylekent59: 8:48pm On Sep 08, 2018
I parked here to see the 7 teeth but am yet to see even a tooth.

Even if it's a tooth or just 2 teeth let us see the pic.
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by enuelsmith: 8:49pm On Sep 08, 2018
thesicilian:
His name should have Tanigororo Banigororo.
Good of you, that you could read through that book,sincerely i respect you...such an old book....read it so long ago

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by gurunlocker: 8:49pm On Sep 08, 2018
Linus Mohammed...
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by tunary(m): 8:51pm On Sep 08, 2018
thesicilian:
His name should have Tanigororo Banigororo.

A child born with a perfect set of teeth

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Nobody: 8:53pm On Sep 08, 2018
Tamarapetty:
x. 7 tooths u mean?
there's nothing like "tooth's". teeth is actually the plural form of tooth.

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by tunary(m): 8:53pm On Sep 08, 2018
In comedy interesting lies are welcome
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by neweraomo: 8:55pm On Sep 08, 2018
That must be one of his jokes too I guess,the way some people take dey lie,even devil self dey shock grin
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by twinsluv: 8:55pm On Sep 08, 2018
Dis is super storyyyy
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by ipobarethieves: 8:56pm On Sep 08, 2018
cheesy cheesy
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by tunary(m): 8:57pm On Sep 08, 2018
Gordon's omo delta
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Kylekent59: 8:57pm On Sep 08, 2018
Tamarapetty:
x. 7 tooths u mean?

A female for that matter. It exasperates me so much seeing a female blasting rubbish.

Tooth is the singular ,While teeth is the plural.

A tooth, two teeth, three teeth, seven teeth.

not 7 tooths kaiii cry cry cry and she is a female cry cry

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Edoziesmart(m): 8:57pm On Sep 08, 2018
Wait he said he don't know how many children his father had born now cuz the man produce like D'banj.

Is alright.

For him lying that he was born with seven teeth, I guess that's a joke.
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by FitnessAskMen: 8:59pm On Sep 08, 2018
Did you go to evening/night school?

Tamarapetty:
x. 7 tooths u mean?

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Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Opinionated: 8:59pm On Sep 08, 2018
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Edoziesmart(m): 9:00pm On Sep 08, 2018
Tamarapetty:
x. 7 tooths u mean?
Tamara?
Are you from bayelsa state?
Re: Gordons: I Was Born With 7 Teeth & My Parents Wanted Me Dead Because Of It by Tamarapetty(f): 9:03pm On Sep 08, 2018
Dharniel:


there's nothing like "tooth's". teeth is actually the plural form of tooth.
thought 'teeth' was the entire in general. Tnx for correction

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