This post is about Chibuike Josh Alfred, a Nigerian comedian, actor, and musician popularly known as Josh2Funny.
- Born in Anambra State on December 18, 1990, and Lives in Lagos State, Nigeria
- Married to Bina since December 18, 2020
- An alumnus of Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos State
Who Is Josh2Funny?
Josh2Funny is a Nigerian stand-up comedian, actor, and musician born in Anambra State on December 18, 1990. He was born into a Christian family, and his parents are pastors.
When he was eight years of age, he relocated with them to Lagos and spent the rest of his growing up within the State, precisely in Mushin.
Personal Life (Early/recent)
Josh2Funny is a computer science graduate at Federal Science and Technical College, Lagos. He also studied at a performing arts institute in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Josh got engaged in October 2020 and had a court wedding at the Ministry of Interior’s Federal Marriage Registry in Ikoyi, on December 18, 2020. As of when this article was posted, he is a proud father of a boy, Optununuan Eden Alfred.
Career – How The Whole Journey Started
Josh2Funny started his career as a stand-up comedian in 2011. He won the Project Raw Talent Hunt Competition of the Year 2011. However, he didn’t do comedy videos until 2015.
In 2018, Josh started The Audition, a comedy series in which he acted like someone attending an audition with various funny acts.
He became an internet sensation when his #Dontleaveme challenge went viral in 2020. It was undeniably the biggest social media challenge in Nigeria.
Regarding his career as a musician, Josh2Funny has made cover music for songs initially sung by many famous Nigerian and international artists. These include Risky by Davido, Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce ft Wizkid, Amaka by Tuface, Work by Rihanna, and Perfect by Ed Sheeran.
He is well-known for wearing ladies’ clothes when performing on stage and singing songs in an Igbo accent. Due to his fictitious character “Mama Felicia,” rumors stirred up that he was homosexual, but he debunked it quickly, saying the character was only to crack up his fans.
He used Instagram to grow his fanbase and never hesitated to emphasize that it supported his career.
Features and Awards – Josh2Funny
Josh2Funny has been featured in some Nollywood movies, such as Money Miss Road and Lagos Real Fake Life. He played the okirika cloth seller in Lagos Real Fake Life (2018) and was one of the main stars in Money Miss Road (2022), alongside Charly Boy and Jidekene Achufusi.
Moreover, he starred in My Flatmates along with his fellow comedians: Buchi and Basketmouth. He was also an actor in The Interview TV series and featured in The Ghost and the Tout, produced by Toyin Abraham in 2018.
Josh2Funny has been nominated for several awards, including the Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Award for the Most Outstanding Comedian of the Year 2016. He also won the Most Engaging Content Creator Award of the Social Media Award (2018).
Undoubtedly, Josh2Funny is getting all the accolades he deserves and is among the top ten Nigerian comedians on Instagram.