The celebrity edition of the SuperMom reality show has kicked off, with emotional, heart-rending stories of various Nigerian celebs and their mothers, narrating and re-enacting their experiences.
According to Julius’ mother, ‘Julius started hawking at age six because he was born into a poverty stricken home in Choba, Obio/ Akpor Government Area of Rivers.‘
The comedian’s father was a bricklayer and his mother was a petty trader, who was also involved in fish farming and subsistence farming.
She said she ‘wanted him to become a carpenter because he was so troublesome. The struggle was tough and he had to help contribute to the livelihood of the family by selling pap.’
According to Mrs. Agwu, Julius often went to school late, as he would wake up at 5am every day to hawk, and after school, he’d continue hawking. She says that might have been part of the reason, indirectly, that he is such a successful comedian today. ‘For going to school late, he had to stay in front of the class as ordered by the teacher, to entertain his colleagues and teacher.
Though it was meant to be a punishment, but those days of facing the class to entertain them was a preparation for an art that would make him a reference point.’
See how successful he has become today.