Full Name: Otolorin Kehinde Peter
Born: 30 September 1992
Birth place: Ejigbo, Lagos state
Years active: 2008–present
Famous as: Comedian,
Awards: City People Music Award for Comedian of the Year
Parents: Moses Otolorin, Eunice Otolorin
Biographical and educational history
Kenny Blaq was born into the family of Elder Moses and Eunice Otolorin, a family blessed with two sets of twins as the last of seven children in Ejigbo, Lagos state Nigeria on March 1994.
He trained as a compere and presenter at the FRCN training school in Lagos after having had a stint with SMA FM, a college community-based radio station.
Kenny Blaq began his career first as a stand up comedian at the Calabar Carnival in 2011. After his first appearance many organizers of large shows started inviting him to their shows and he gradually arose in popularity and became an household name.
Before his first appearance at the Calabar Carnival, he had been building his career as a singer and stage actor and had his first stage appearance as a stand up comedian at a rally titled “Miss Ejigbo” in August 2008.
He has performed in comedy shows like I laff with Mc Abbey, Gbenga Adeyinka (Laffmattaz), Ali Baba’s (January 1stconcert), Mc Amana’s (DiSpeakable Me), Cool FM Praise JAM, DAREY’s Love Like A Movie, AY LIVE, BasketMouth’s (Lord of the Ribs).
His show The Oxymoron Of Kennyblaq won Best Comedy Show at the 2017 and 2018 Naija 102.3 FM Comedy Awards.
At the Indigo O2 Blaq on 30 September 2018, Blaq had his first major headlined international event, titled “Kenny Blaq ‘State of Mind.
Blaq appeared at “Indaba X; The Laughing Leopard Comedy event”, which took place at Royal Festival Hall.
Kenny Blaq and SMADE Entertainment teamed up to present the “Kenny Blaq: State of Mind” Comedy Show which had successfully made its way down to Nigeria from London.
Kenny and his crew made their first tertiary invasion at Federal University of Technology Owerri before making their way down to the cradle of Yorubland, Ile-Ife and particularly Obafemi Awolowo University Campus alias “ Great Ife” on Thursday 19th March which was a total shutdown
He has been on the rise since 2011 when he made his first appearance at the Calabar Carnival and has toured many countries such as France, England and Dubai and thus has a ton of foreign fans.
Awards and recognitions
Winner of the Naija FM Comedy Awards, Comedian of year 2015
2016 and 2017 (Given to him in Egypt by the Middle East Africa Movie Awards)
Future Awards Africa Comedy Act 2017
Best Comedy Act Nigeria
Kenny Blaq was recognised in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential youths in Africa
In 2020, he received the Ooni Youth Royal Award.
ong>Kenny Blaq Net worth
Earning as much as 500,000- 1,000,000 per show, Kenny Blaq is estimated to be worth about US $100,000 which is about #50,000,000 in local currency.