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Former Fort McMurray resident brings his comedy skills residence

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Though he grew up as a category clown in Fort McMurray, when Ola Dada graduated highschool, changing into a slapstick comedian was not on his radar. As a substitute, he was keen on learning finance.

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This all modified one night time when he and his associates walked right into a comedy present at a pizza place. Though it wasn’t an open mic night time, Dada’s associates wished him to take the stage.

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The occasion organizer stated no, however later modified her thoughts. If every of Dada’s associates paid $15, she would let him take the stage for 3 minutes.

“So, I acquired an opportunity to go up for the primary time,” stated the Nigerian-born comic.

The occasion organizer was impressed and started reserving Dada frequently for performances.

Since then, Dada has gone on to make a reputation for himself within the Canadian comedy scene. He has appeared in a number of Only for Giggle festivals in Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto.

He additionally was a runner-up within the SiriusXM Prime Comedian Competitors, a semifinalist on Canada’s Obtained Expertise, and he appeared on CBC’s The New Wave of Stand Up.

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Fort McMurray’s Ola Dadda on stage. SUBMITTED.

“I’ve been very lucky to have folks take pleasure in my stuff,” stated Dada, whose comedy covers every part from his profession as a monetary planner, the place he’s usually mistaken for “that Nigerian Prince out of your e-mail,” to being an incognito fashionista.

Regardless of all his success, Dada has by no means taken his comedy again residence to Fort McMurray till now. He can be performing for the primary time at Bailey’s Pub on Nov. 10.

He’s wanting ahead to reconnecting with previous associates and making them snigger. Dada can also be hoping to find time for Cosmos Pizza, a favorite of his.

As for younger aspiring comics and artists in Fort McMurray, Dada has some recommendation.

“Strive issues,” he stated. “Typically folks are inclined to stray away from issues as a result of they worry not being good at it . . . however don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to attempt new issues since you by no means know what you’re going to love.”

Dada’s present in Fort McMurray is the final of a country-wide tour that has taken him from the east coast to the west.

Within the New 12 months, he can be releasing a comedy particular on YouTube.

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