Sir James; frontline comedian and chairman of Comedians International in Akwa Ibom state, has hinted journalist about plans to change his name to ‘Sir James Essien Akpabio’ based on the applaud he enjoys from His Excellency who is his big fan.
He stated this after the occasion of the ‘Sing Song Nite’ organized in honor of the wife of the Governor’s Uncle who was laid to rest over the weekend in Ukana, Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state.
At the occasion, Sir James was superlative and at his best, thrilling guests of all class with rib cracking jokes, as a perfect compere mingling Ibibio & English languages.
It could be recalled that Sir James who had recently increased his charges to half-a-million naira, and acquired a brand new car, has been warming his way into the heart of His Excellency the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio CON.
Last September, the Governor interpreted some of Sir James’s jokes to his wife, when Sir James handled the microphone on the occasion of the 2013 State Anniversary Gala.
Sir James tickled His Excellency again early this year at an award dinner organized by League of Newspaper Publishers in Akwa Ibom to honor the Governor.
For 3 years, Sir James had hosted who-is-who in the entertainment industry for his birthday bash which is always a fanfare and a sort of appreciation for fans and colleagues in the industry.
On June 2nd this year, Akwa Ibom’s Comedy king celebrated with the children who are less privileged and kept in the Akwa Ibom state Special Children’s Home, showing some love to the down trodden in the society by donating gift items and foodstuff worth thousands of naira.