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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.
But for the advent of social media, the
creativity of the kids who go by the Instagram
name, Ikorodu bois, would probably have been
untapped and unexploited. Recently, Instagram
witnessed the fresh talents who are known to
mimic trending events on Instagram.
Gradually, they are fast becoming one of the
most popular social media impressionists as
they are being followed by some of Nigeria’s
biggest celebrities, some of whom they have
mimicked, such as Davido, Adesua Wellington,
among others.

The three brothers live in Ikorodu, Lagos State.
In their latest skit, they mimicked Davido’s
spectacular grand entrance at his concert,
which held last year. In order to make a grand
entrance, the singer was lowered by some
strings from the top of a stage. Shortly after,
the video of his grand entrance trended on the
Nigerian social media space.

As usual, after the concert, the youngest
member of the group, Malik, mimicked the
video which got Davido’s attention.

Speaking to Saturday beats, the brains behind
the group, Tunde Sanni, a 21-year-old
undergraduate, described the video as one of
the riskiest videos they had shot since the
group was formed.

“It was quite a challenge mimicking Davido
after we tried it the first time; we had to shoot
it again the next morning before we got it.
Malik was scared initially but I had to assure
him that I was going to hold him from behind.

My friend and I held him from behind for us
to get that shot. We were all happy after
Davido commented a few minutes after we
uploaded the video. Another video that was
difficult for us to mimic was Adesuwa Etomi’s
video with her mother,” he told Saturday

Asked if they’ve ever nursed the fear of getting
a backlash from any celebrity, he noted that
the celebrities understand that they are kids.

“The celebrities understand that they are
children and that is why we clearly stated it on
our bio that our videos are just for laughs,” he

He further explained his relationship with the
others in the group, saying, “They are my
younger brothers; the oldest of them is 14
years old, Muiz Sanni, and the youngest is
Malik Sanni, who is eight years old. It all
started after I discovered my younger brothers
could act very well, especially Malik, who
usually acts like a girl. After DJ Cuppy released
a video of her dancing to her song in Epe, one
of them, Malik, mimicked her and it was
hilarious. It was after this we shot the video.
Malik actually wants to go into acting later in
life, but his elder brother, Muiz, still wants to
be a doctor.”
He further revealed how the group was started.

He said, “We started officially in October 2017,
I am at home presently due to the strike
embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities and that gave me time to support
them. I am the brains behind it. I simply
converted Muiz’s Instagram handle to the
group’s name – Ikorodu bois. I told them to
start mimicking celebrities the way they could.

“We started with translating cartoon videos
into the Yoruba; the first video we mimicked
was Kanye West’s video. We did it for fun, and
people started reposting the videos. The next
video we mimicked was by DJ Cuppy; I wasn’t
even around when they shot that video. It was
after I got back home later that day that I
realised they had uploaded the video on
Instagram and it had gained many likes and

“We felt very honoured and happy when we
met DJ Cuppy at the Rhythm Unplugged event
last year; she was surprised when she saw us
perform at the event. She even reposted the
recent video we did about her family on her

“We didn’t expect to be invited to perform at
the Rhythm Unplugged. When they called us to
perform, I was surprised because as at that
time, we only had 3,000 followers in
November that was after we had mimicked DJ
Cuppy’s video. To be honest, it has motivated
us to do better, and we are happy with the fact
that we make people laugh on the Internet,” he
The mimic said that their parents have been
very supportive of their venture. “Interestingly,
our parents have been very supportive even
when I used to make comedy skits. Sometimes
when we are shooting a skit my mum usually
volunteers to help us. More so, shooting these
skits doesn’t affect their studies in any way,
when school is in session we shoot only on

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