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Yaw, Bryan Okwara speak on Seyi Law’s fast and furious comedy show ‘It shows that hard work pays’ -Bryan Okwara

Ace comedian, Seyi Law’s Fast and Funny comedy show which held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on August 9, 2015, was a spectacle!

And it drew the creme of the society including entertainers, politicians, fashionistas and the likes who were thrilled to the hilt by musicians such as Iyanya, Harrysong, KCee, Di’Ja, Mr 2Kay, Adekunle Gold, Olamide; while comedians Akpororo, Elenu, MC Shakara, Emeka Smith, Pencil and others did not disappoint as they gave scintillating stand up performances.

The event was the culmination of a week-long celebration of the comic merchant’s 10th anniversary on stage. On July 27, 2015, the comedian paid a visit to Niger Wives Braille Production for the Visually Impaired King’s College, Victoria Island, Lagos. While two days later, he visited General Hospital, Marina, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos, and Heart of Gold Orphanage, Surulere, Lagos. Rounding off the spate of visitations was a visit to Methodist Boys’ High School, Victoria Island, Lagos.

A Celebrities Meet which witnessed a tug of war, a sack race and a football match at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It was a fitting way to mark a career that spanned 10 years, and ENCOMIUM Weekly was there to experience it all…


You look nice, what inspired your look?

Bryan Okwara

Bryan Okwara

I have a good online clothing representative. They are called Ouch!. They make sure that my red carpet dresses stay corporate.

We are celebrating 10 years of Seyi Law on stage, what would you say about him?

Seyi Law is a very cool guy. He’s creative. I can’t wait to see what he has in stock. This shows that hard work pays. He is doing well and I congratulate him.

When should we expect your own movie?

You guys are a bit too fast, but give me three months. I am already doing something and some major collaborations. So, stay tuned.

Apart from acting, what else do you do?

As an Igbo boy, I am naturally a business man. I am just keeping things real because you have to represent your brand and make celebrity appearances.

How do you manage fame?

Fame is like a calendar. You wake up and look at what’s next on your calendar and you go for it. As much as I would want to do some things like buying boli (roast plantain) I can’t because I have to watch my back.

Is Bryan in a relationship?

Is Bryan in a relationship? I am in a relationship with myself.

Is there is no wedding plan yet?

What? I have a wedding plan with all the beautiful girls in Nigeria. I will get married, you guys will hear the wedding bells. Don’t worry, is there anything I do and you people don’t hear?

What’s your philosophy of life?

It’s not to try to be somebody else. Be yourself all the time.

How do you cope with female admirers?

I take them one at a time. I respect their gesture, that’s what I do.


‘It is by the grace of God and the love people have for him’ – YAW

We are celebrating Seyi Law’s 10 years in the industry, how do you feel?



I think it’s God. It’s not easy surviving in this country. 10 years doing crazy things and yet people love what you do. It is by the grace of God and the love people have for him. If not, it wouldn’t be possible.

What’s your plan for the rest of the year, should we expect something from you?

Nothing for now. I will do something later. I will celebrate later. I have decided to be on a low key now.

Your show, Yaw’s and Mine is doing great, but you have stopped shooting. Why?

Yes, we have paused for now. We would go to location to shoot more episodes. Once it’s time I will do that. We will also invite you guys to visit us at location. So, stay tuned.

How do you feel about the reception of Yaw’s and Mine?

It’s been awesome! We have lots of comments, positive comments. I am happy because that’s what I want to hear. I am also waiting for the criticisms because that will make us do better.

We have seen the OAP, actor and comedy side of Yaw, what else do we need to know about you?

Maybe the quiet side of me. The deaf and dumb side of me because I love to keep quiet when it concerns certain things.

How do you manage fame?

It has not been easy. Sometimes it’s annoying. You just can’t have it all, you gain some and lose some.

How do you cope with female admirers?

I cope with everybody. If you check where we are now, 90 percent of them are females because they are the ones that make shows tick. So, we learn to cope.

How is your child and fatherhood?

Which one, which fatherhood?

You have a ring on your finger, the fourth finger for that matter?

It doesn’t matter. The ring came with a bracelet, but I am not wearing the bracelet. Today, I am just being me.


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