Over the years his game has soared to heights ,though envisaged ,still dizzying just like his physical one.His claim to the title of Nigeria’s Tallest Stand-Up Comedian(NTSC) is yet to be disproved.He buzzes like a bee and his stings on the airwaves come from a natural creative groundwell deeply rooted in his DNA as passed down by his father. A father who led the world of PR back in the day, especially in the Old Bendel State when it was still a lesser known vocation.Osam has built a cult following in the perhaps never-travelled road of Pidgin English dijaying and presenting in the country’s broadcast landscape and still,he believes he is just starting his journey.He is captain of the ship that has brought swag into the otherwise debased pidgin English language.Armed with a master’s degree,an ocean load of talent and a tenacity unmatched he dared comedy,he dared movies,he dared MCing and many more and he absolutely conquered!The MidWest Journal‘s Ima Ero tracks Osamoje Isaac down for this exclusive bare it all.
Please briefly introduce yourself
My name is OSAM, an OAP for Naijafm 102.7
Aword to describe your early days?
What or who has most influenced your career?
Eddie Murphy, Michael Jackson, Movies and Television
Your dad is a veteran Public Relations personality would you say your professional calling today has any nexus with his.
Oh so Very much!
One word for your AAU days:.
Two contemporaries from that time
Ali BaBa , Pastor Chris Oyakilome
Your guiding principle for your walk through public space?
It helps to be a judge of character.
Your career trajectory?
First Acting, Comedy, Movie making, advertising executive, now OAP on radio. I have come 360degrees full circle in vocal and creative entertainment
Do you still do movies?
Yes I still very much do and I have done quite a bunch
Tell us more about your participation in a Night of a thousand laughs.
Did my first stint 96/97 season then on to early 2000s
Who are the other comedians you can remember in the first seasons?
Yibo KoKo, Okey Bakassi, Basorge, Francis Odega, Ali Baba, Baba Kome, SunnyBaba, Saka.
Your typical day in words
Creative brainstorming on the move
Natural or aided high ?
Natural ‘octane’ high.
An English major how did you adapt to a pidgin English only radio career?
First off Pidgin is my lingua franca and secondly I studied a course on pidgin English in AAU
How often do you visit home?
Not often enough
Compare the quality of radio services in Lagos with that of Edo/Delta states?
Poles apart(forgive the pun) but I still very much believe they will get there
As an OAP how do you deal with female admirers?
I am used to being peppered by requests on facebook but that’s where it ends.
What is relaxation for you?
Rest & Recuperation
Describe your dressence.
Classic and sometimes eccentric
Your most prized asset.
Not yet as rich as I would want to be.
Your political bias?
Performance and fulfillment of policies
Any plan to go into politics?
At a point, yes.
Qualities of your ideal Edo State Governor?
Sincerity of purpose and charismatic leadership qualities.
What’s your position on the current anti-corruption war in the country?
I am loving it, that’s if it does not derail at some point.
Do you support the death penalty?
In your book are gays born or made?Gay marriage?
Cant place my finger on it. I do not support gay practice.
Anything about you that nobody else knows.
That’s why it is a secret.
You would do anything to meet.
He is dead. Michael Jackson.
Are you a member of any secret cult? What’s your take on cultism then?
No. Perception and reality.
What should we expect from Osam in the near future.
Growth from my present status that will impact heavily to the needy in society.
What message do you have for your fans.
Keep listening and follow me on twitter/instagram @osamntsc
Also do vote for me on my nomination as Outstanding Radio Programs Presenter organized by Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards.Simply type 89008 and send to 33811.
What advice would you give to those young ones who aspire to be like you?
Strive hard, be relentless, be consistent.