Ace Music-Comedian, Jude AwayAway Preaches Peace & Unity
One of Nigeria’s frontline music-comedians, Jude AwayAway has decided to preach peace and Unity in his latest album. The talented artiste who’s one of the dramatic personae at the Nigeria Music Awards, NMA in 1990 when Tony Okoriji was the president is based in the United States of America and the nation’s political instability thus informed the motive behind his latest work.
Born as Jude Edesiri Onakpoma, the talented artiste who’s in his early 40s stormed the Nigerian entertainment scene like an uncontrollable hurricane with his brand of comedy that is laced with music and dance. Then a fresh undergraduate of Sociology and Anthropology from one of Nigeria’s Ivy leagues Colleges-The University of Benin. He was witty, clean and contagious with his stage name “Away-Away” a catching phrase he schools the audience to yell back at him at his funniest comic antics. He pioneered the modern stand up comedy of today’s Nigeria and dominated the comedy scene until his quest for higher heights sojourned him to the United States of America over two decades ago. Now based in New York, he attained the epitome of scholastic work as a doctor of psychology but remained relentless in his creative ingenuity. His humanitarian and advocacy persona became the driving force in his Music and Comedy. This multiple award winning, multi-talented artiste released several music CDs loaded with messages of global peace- as in “UNITY” and global tolerance and patience- as in “JeJe” a platinum music-comedy album that sold over 700,000 copies on its first week of release.
Jude, a.k.a AwayAway is the ceo of Jonedes Records, StoneFence Securities, Deahco Inc-USA. His current mission is advocating for GLOBAL PEACE through his music and comedy. He was very close to Area Father, Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy and Tony Okoroji before he left for the U.S.