Not easy living up to 50 in Nigeria – Okey Bakassi

Okey Bakassi

Comedian and actor, Okey Bakassi, has said it is not easy to live up to the age of 50 as a Nigerian.

The comedian made the statement in an Instagram post on Wednesday to celebrate his 50th birthday.


“Not easy to live up to 50 years in Nigeria. I have every right to be happy,” he wrote.

The actor also declared the day “World Okey Bakassi Day”.

Okey Bakassi and wife, Ezinne, celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary in September.

Ezinne and the children live in Canada.


According to Okey, “The reason I do a tour in Canada is to be close to my wife and kids since they live there.

“Of course, my family wants me to be with them every day and they always express that. But they also understand that I need to focus on the demands of my job.

“Do not forget that they come to Nigeria as well. I don’t announce it whenever they visit.”