How I came up with ‘Sho mo age mi’ – Kazeem Abimbola

Abimbola Kazeem

Yoruba actor and comedian, Kazeem Abimbola, has revealed how his popular slang “Sho mo age mi” came to be.

Speaking in an interview with Punch published on Saturday, Kazeem said the slang came up when he was with friends, arguing about the real age of actresses in the movie industry.

“I have actually done several skits but it’s just that God had mandated that I would become popular with this ‘Sho mo age mi’ slang. I was on a movie location with some of my friends when we started talking about our actresses that were celebrating their 40th birthday; we said that some of them were either not up to 40 years or they were above the age.

“That was how we started arguing and I cited myself as an example, asking them if they knew if I was up to 40 years old. That’s how I started asking them if they knew my age in Yoruba. From there, something urged me to do a skit about it and that’s how it went viral,” he said.

The actor, popularly called Jigan Babaoja, went further to reveal that he didn’t know the slang would be an internet sensation.

He said, “I did not know it would garner such attention online. It never occurred to me. Of all my skits, it had the highest amount of views and that was when I knew that it was going to be a viral video. I also have to thank Tunde Ednut because each time I make a skit, he always reposts it and that gives it more mileage online.”