Maryam Apaokaji, also known as Taaooma, a Nigerian comedian, has confessed that several of her performances were inspired by her mother.
In an interview with show host and actress Nancy Isime, the comedian, who is known for playing many personas in her sketches, revealed this.
Taaooma stated in an interview released on Wednesday that she gets ideas for her skits anytime she is around her mother.
“My mum,” Taaooma said when asked what or who inspires her skits. Whenever I’m around her, she unintentionally tells me a lot of stories; a lot of things.”
She also stated that she gets ideas from everyday events that occur in her environment.
Taaooma also mentioned that performing a skit on stage would be challenging for her because she would have to play up to seven or eight characters.
“It’s going to be difficult for me to act out a skit on stage because I’m like seven or eight characters. If I was this person where it’s differentiated, it’s going to be nice… I might but, right now, it’s not on my mind,” the comedienne said.
Taaooma, during the interview, also revealed that she didn’t know what she would have done if she hadn’t delved into comedy.
Speaking of her childhood ambitions, she said, “I wanted to be a doctor. Later, I changed it to a lawyer. I got to university and was offered Tourism, which I actually love. I do love it. It’s a good course. It’s good if you love adventure.”