Gbenga Adeyinka, GCON, Turns 50 Today

Multiple-award-winning comedian, actor, radio and TV presenter, writer, and master of ceremonies, Gbenga Adeyinka, has joined the golden jubilee’s club today.

Adeyinka, a native of Abeokuta, Ogun State, is one of the most celebrated entertainment icons in Nigeria. He is fondly addressed as CFR (Comedian of the Federal Republic) and GCON (Grand Comedian of Nigeria), by his teeming friends and admirers.

He attended the University of Lagos, where he studied English. He worked as a corporate affairs manager in an engineering firm. He became popular with his ” shine shine bobo”, a promo for ‘Star Game Show’, he has also anchored Television programmes for AIT, Galaxy TV, MBI, and Africa Magic on DSTV. He speaks various Nigerian languages.

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The multi-talented humour merchant has anchored many wedding programmes and events in and outside Nigeria. He is also the first to publish a comedy magazine, Laffmattazz, in Nigeria.

Adeyinka is married to Abiola Adewunmi Adeyinka, a lawyer, and they are blessed with three children.