Adebowale “Debo” Adedayo is a Nigerian actor, content creator and citizen activist, he was born on 3 May 1993. His popular name is Mr Macaroni and he is a trained thespian, his popularity grew from his comic skits on social media, where he plays the role of a political figure cum sugar daddy called “Daddy Wa” or a lecturer called “Professor Hard Life”. “Ooin”, “Freaky freaky” and “You are doing well” are some of the phrases Debo popularized.
Debo is well known for his social justice advocacy. He satirizes social issues to promote human rights. During the 2020 #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, Debo used his platform and presence at various protest venues to advocate against police brutality – even after becoming a victim as a result.
|Real Name:||Debo Adedayo|
|Stage Name:||Mr Macaroni|
|Date Of Birth:||3 May 1993|
|Age:||29 Year’s Old (2022)|
|Occupation:||Comedian, Actor, Content Creator|
|Website:||Mr Macaroni TV|
|State Of Origin:||Ogun|
|Net Worth In Naira:||₦150 Million|
|Net Worth In Dollar:||$338,218|
|Net Worth In Euro:||€300,000|
His Early life and Education
In May 1993 Adebowale David Ibrahim Adedayo was born into an Upper middle class Islamic and Christian family. He grew up in Magodo area of Lagos where he attended Tendercare International Nursery and Primary school. His secondary education was at Babcock University High School. He gained admission to the Lead University in 2009, but was forced to leave by his second year due to the university’s accreditation issue.
Adedayo was a law student at Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou in the Republic of Benin, but due to his vocal nature, he was forced to leave before earning his degrees.
After leaving Cotonou, Debo decided to focus on his acting career. He was urged by his parents to finish his education despite having a few roles in movies and sitcoms. He was admitted to study a course in Theatre Arts at the Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti. He didn’t complete his education due to a number of factors. A degree in Theatre Arts and Film Studies was earned by Debo after he was admitted into the Redeemer’s University Nigeria.
His Professional Career
Adedayo was an actor before creating comedy videos. He said in an interview that he has been an actor for a long time. He took a while before starting online comedy because he didn’t think he’d get a lot of movie roles.
Adedayo’s comedy talks about issues in Africa. He is a sugar daddy. He said in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune that he chose the role of a sugar daddy because it represents a good percentage of naughty men who cannot control themselves.
Bad governance, civic responsibility and human rights are some of the issues he highlights in his skits. He usually plays the role of a Sugar daddy politician known as “Daddy Wa” or a strict lecturer called “Professor Hardlife”.
Adedayo said in an interview that he knew he had a knack for comedy when he mimicked pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Jim Iyke, Bimbo Ademoye, Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Sobowale, Falz and Mr P are some of the veterans of the Nigerian entertainment industry who have been featured in his skits. He has featured the Ooni of Ife, Mr Macaroni FunnyBros and Mr Funny Sabinus are the top comedians in Nigeria.
Mr Macaroni During EndSARS
Adedayo has been active in the movement. Police arrested him at the toll gate during the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest. Adedayo lent his platform to the protests and became one of the key faces of the #EndSARS movement after staging a sleep-in at the state house in Alausa.
The #OccupyLekkiTollGate movement resumed after learning that the government intended to resume tolling at the toll gate. Adedayo and other protestors were brutalized by the Nigerian police until the public outcry forced their release.
He was arrested for disobeying the Lagos State directive against the protest. The protesters were granted N100,000 bail each and charged with violating the COVID-19 protocol on public gatherings and breaking an order not to protest.
The drive-by event at the toll gate in memory of the massacre victims was led by key #EndSARS figures, including Debo, Falana and others. The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, invited key #EndSARS figures and stakeholders to participate in a peace walk. Adedayo rejected his offer and urged the government to implement the findings of the panel.
Awards and Nominations
- 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Revelation of the Year – male Nominated
- 2020 The Future Awards Africa Content Creation Won.
- City People Music Award Comedy Act of the Year Won.
- 2021 Net Honours Most Popular Comedian Nominated .
- 2022 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards Best Online Social Content Creator Nominated .
- 2021 Gage Awards Online Comedian of the Year Won.
Mr Macaroni TV series
- Okirika Alaga
- Ile Alayo Sweet Daddy
- Flatmates AK 47
- The Johnsons Casper
Mr Macaroni Net Worth
A social media personality has made a lot of money from his comedy skits. It is not known how much he has made from comedy alone, but it is believed that he has made a lot from his videos and parodies, his estimated net worth is around ₦150 Million Naira.
Even if Mr Macaroni net worth is large, it is important to point out that in next year, he is going to archive around 200 Million Naira as his net worth. The entertainer makes money from a variety of sources, including his comedy career, his entertainment company, advertising, and the movie industry. It is not known how much he has made from these income sources. They contributed to the huge net worth Mr Macaroni has.
Mr. Macaroni is also a musician. He has more than 400,000 subscribers and 8 millions views on his channel. It is believed that the thespian makes a lot from his channel. His videos got a lot of attention and increased his income. He has a large following on various social media platforms and has secured the title of a social media influencer. He has over 3.3 million followers on social media and is often approached by brands to promote their businesses.
Mr Macaroni stated on Sunday that he has experienced online harassment. He did not give the name of the presidential candidate, but many assumed it was Peter Obi of the Labour Party. He said that Nigerian must choose the most suitable candidates to occupy various leadership positions in the country.
To analyse the available candidates, Nigerian must individually examine their past records, their current state of mind, their capacity and capability vis–vis the respective positions they wish to occupy.
He wrote that he went to visit his mother two weeks ago. Whenever I go home, I give money to people in the neighborhood. A woman asked why I was against a particular candidate. I said that I am not against anyone. All I want is for my country.
When we vote in good leaders, that can happen. She said that I should be more careful because they know where my people live. I asked if that was a threat, and she said all sorts. I have a video with my sister and manager.
Some party members or supporters of a presidential candidate have made threats against me because they think I’m against their choice. Cyber bullied by online attacks and tribal propaganda.
It gets worse as the day goes on. My messaging will never change. The people of Nigerian have suffered enough. We are facing serious challenges as a people, so look around you and see them.
There is no Messiah anywhere. To stand a chance for a better Nation, we must choose the most suitable options to occupy positions of leadership in the country. We need to individually analyze these candidates by looking at their past records, their current state of mind, their capacity and capability, as well as the positions they want to occupy.
Do your homework and vote for the right candidates. I take a break from my case. For now? Femi Kuti, musician and son of the late pioneer of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, raised the alarm that some fans of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, threatened to burn down the New Afrika Shrine.
Felabration is a music festival organised by the New Afrika Shrine in honor of Fela. Femi Kuti said in the video that some supporters of Obi threatened to burn down Afrika Shrine for saying he was not an Obi. The name ‘Obidient’ was used by supporters of Obi to identify themselves.
Femi Kuti said his family was threatened. He said that he woke up to insults and abuse. They said they would burn the shrine because I said Peter Obi supporters were zombies. I said that I was too sad and angry to be obedient. How can someone come up with a term like that? I am not able to be obedient. There are killings. My father’s house was burned and my grandmother was killed.
The oppression of my family is what it is. Obedient is when you are told to sit. I said Obi became his vice president. They would be friends by now if they had won. I did not call Peter Obi supporters.
In December 8 2023, Mr Macaroni, called out a user who mentioned him in a post about the N-Power fraud allegation. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has confirmed that Nigerian singer D’Banj submitted himself for investigation over allegations of fraud associated with the N-Power programme. While reacting to the report about D’banj’s arrest, #ennyola0015 wrote: “Imagine it was #mrmacaronii that was arrested for alleged N-power fraud, not D’banj.” People could have said that the government is after the opposing voices.