Nigerian Popular Comedy skit makerOlutayo Olalekan Alexpopularly known as“Crystalpen”is a native of Iddo Ekiti, Ekiti State, SOUTH WESTERN part of Nigeria. He studied Linguistics in University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Crystalpen: Well, Smile… I am a professional comedian, author, and content creator. I am a founder of Crystalpen and Crystalpen-comedy.
I have many videos on comedy such as Domestic violence, surprised gift, Sunday testimony, Dorime lady, scammer, valentine and a lot of skits on political and national issues to mention few. I have also written linguistics journals on politeness strategies, greeting expressions in Yoruba culture, Igbo language. I also have research works titled ‘the use of emoji in online discourse”, the use of cohesive makers in Football” to mention few. I have written articles titled “the silent City’, “finding yourself”, “create yourself” etc. I am also a poem writer.
Q: How do you come across these great talents sir?
I discovered myself when I was in secondary school. I remember that I love to make people laugh. Whenever I say something then, people used to laugh, then I said to myself that I have this talent but I don’t have the skill. So I started learning and watching. About writing, my discipline in school brought it out in me.
Q: Sir, can you tell us about your Educational background?
I attended Liberty International schools. After this step, attended Notre Grammar School, Usi Ekiti, Ekiti State but I finished up in Orin High School, Orin Ekiti, Ekiti State. I obtained my first and second degrees in Linguistics in University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
Q: What motivate you to write and act?
I am disturbed if I don’t write or act. I love doing them. I am sensitive to my environment. I try to turn issues into Writting or acting in order to pass information to wider audience.
Q: Can you give us a direction to some of your works?