Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba , is a Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor. He has also been the Fair Chairman of the Aunt Landa Bethel Foundation for the past three years.
Ali Baba was born in Warri , Delta State , on June 24, 1965 to the Royal Family of Agbarha Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area.
He attended Ibru College in Agbarha-Otor and then went on to the now rested Bendel State University now known as the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma where he read Religious Studies & Philosophy.
After acquiring a degree from the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma in 1990, he relocated to Lagos, having discovered his comic talent and funny bone in his 3rd Year in University. He had planned to return to Ekpoma to read Law but that was not to be since he discovered he could make more money from making people laugh than defending them.
Through guts, sacrifice and creative dynamism, Ali Baba carved a niche for himself as a comedian for both corporate and non-corporate events. In less than 4 years, he had also become the preferred Master of Ceremony at some events. Ali Baba made the rules, broke them and sometimes even discarded them depending on how effective they were. These days no event is considered complete without a Comedian to MC that event.
Ali Baba, has lived with the philosophy that his business is big enough for all who want to make their chosen profession. As such, he has supported, mentored and presented several comedians helping to ensure that standards are maintained and professionalism encouraged. It is no longer strange to hear a comedian charge impressive fees for events. The industry, yes, the Comedy Industry though yet to be standardized, is growing fast and strong to the credit of the God Father of Comedy.
He has been a professional stand up comedian for the past 30 years and has in these years received several awards.