Connect with us

Celebrities

Comedian Alibaba Shares His First Flight Experience In 1993 With Oriental Airlines (Pics)

Published

on

Stay Connected And Informed! Follow Us On Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

ali baba


Ace-comedian, Atuyota Akporobomeriere, a.k.a Ali Baba, shares the story of his first time combined flight with Oriental airline in 1993 Owerri/Enugu.
He wrote; “I boarded a flight for the first time in 1993… it was an Oriental Airline Owerri/Enugu combined flight… the next one was on Harka Airline to Kano that same year after MKO Abiola declared himself President elect. After the several flights that followed on a Kabo, IRS, Triax and Okada… I became emboldened to fly anywhere. I even learnt to sleep upon take off. Then one day in 1997… I got a pager message for Egbon Wale Akinboboye. I called him back and he said come to La Campaigne Tropicana, Adeniyi Jones. I got there and he asked can you perform inside a plane? He was not man that liked dancing around the issues. I said yes. Ok. Let’s go and see the MD of Nigeria Airways, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim. On the way, he told me how this was going to be revolutionary. Banjul. Brazzaville /Librevile. Dakar. Accra and Monrovia… it was a simple assignment. Get on the flight, and just as in flight refreshments were being served… the Pilot announced a surprise performance.. and my voice filtered through the overhead speakers. It was a unique experience for me and also very challenging. I stood sometimes partially hidden because the telephone handset that I used as a microphone had to be held like I was on the phone while performing. On some flights, I had to stand backing those in Business class. They liked to be called first class passengers back then. I abused shege from them. Usually it’s a 20-30 minutes performance. I remember one man complaining on one of our flights to Kano. “Sit down! Shut off! Do you think plying izza joke?” And that was when I made the classic response, that you would have heard from many. “Alhaji, that is why performing in a plane is good. If you don’t like it you can’t leave”… we became friends after the flight and he later became a deputy Governor. Why am I sharing this? Institutions need to allow great ideas grow their business. The Old marketing strategies are not going to work with these internet generations. Just watch out for what will happen with #NIPOST. You will not be forced to patronize them. You will need them. Let’s bet…”
https://www.instagram.com/p/Be5KovyAVqpscreenshot 19

Share your story with us! Email MandyNews1@gmail.com

Source: MandyNews.com

I have a passion for blogging about what's trending in Hip-Hop, politics and entertainment. I'm a huge Hip-hop fan; my favorite artiste are Chris Brown, Jay'z & Beyonce. I also enjoy spending time with my team (#TeamWE), and working hard as hard work pays off.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

TRENDING

𝗖𝗼𝗽𝘆𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 © 𝟮𝟬𝟮4 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀. 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗱. 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘆𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻'𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲.