What is your name?
My name is John Victor, and my stage name is 'Area'
Where are you from?
I'm from IMO state, Nigeria
Where in Abuja do you stay?
I stay in Asokoro, Abuja
When did you discover your talent for comedy?
I discovered my talent for comedy while I was in school, I used to make jokes with my classmates and everyone would laugh, that's how I started getting my fans, now I've evolved my craft.
How did you come up with the name 'Area'?
I got that name from my church, the name of my church parish is called "Area" so I started calling myself area and it stuck with me because people were able to relate with it.
How long have you been a comedian?
I've been a comedian for a long time; I started cracking jokes since from back when I was in primary school years ago.
What inspires you to be a great comedian?
For me, it’s all about changing lives for the better and bringing out the best in youth and teens through laughter, that's why I do comedy, making people laugh to forget their sorrows and become happy is important to me.
Who is your favorite comedian today?
My favourite comedian today is Mr I go die
How do you feel being the winner of Rep you hood official volume 1 comedy battle held in Emerald Park, Garki on September 25th 2016?
I felt very happy winning the comedy battle, its was a privilege and a blessing to be chosen by the crowd as the best comedian, I'm looking forward to more editions so that I may show more of my talents.
What heights do you hope to attain as a comedian?
I aim to be the world’s best comedian, a great number one comedian known and loved by many
Which part of the Abuja entertainment scene do you like the most?
I always like A.Y's shows, they are entertaining.
If you could, which aspect of the entertainment scene in Abuja would you like to change?
I can't think of any aspect so none.
What do you have to say about this event called Rep your hood official?
Rep your hood official is a great platform for talented youths and teens to showcase what they have to offer musically, performance wise and artistically, kudos to the organizers for making this happen!
What advice do you have for upcoming comedians?
To all the upcoming comedians out there, like I go die would say "don't allow people to discover your talent for you, discover it yourself when you are long so that you can use it to fly".
Where do we find you on social media?
I'm on WhatsApp and y'all may reach me on 08129242861