Ogunleye Olamilekan also known as Dr. Smile is a comedian of note in Nigeria, The Abeokuta based comedian was born and educated in Akure, Ondo state before proceeding to Nigeria’s Premier University, University of Ibadan for a degree in Linguistics, he is among the luckiest comedian and event compere in Nigeria as a result of his always sold out shows in Ogun state.
Dr smile is among those stakeholders that has changed the face of entertainment in southwestern States. The Comedian cum Master of Ceremony who was nominated as City People Movie Award for Best New Actor Of The Year (Yoruba) in 2018 when he debut his face in movie productions.
He has just climbed new heights with his 15th anniversary show which brought top comedians, artists and A-list celebrities to the gateway state, making the show the first of its kind. Dr Smile as a Business man is a professional who can differentiate between work and pleasure as being a compere and comedian are two in one for him.
He said “Majority of my clients who invite me to compere at event for them do so because of my comic traits. Compere brings the client but comedy is like the icing on the Cake”.
Talking about 15 years on stage here is what he’s got to say. “Professionally and to be accurate, I will say I have spent 15 solid years. In these 15 years I have had various great comedy gigs and I’ve hosted and performed at various corporate events for top organisations and prominent personalities. I know many people will be surprised by that. It has not been easy coming but thank God for His grace.”
In business they say no pain no gain, he revealed some of the challenges so far. “In anything you do in life, if people do not laugh at you at the start, then they will definitely cry for you later. When I first came into town and I told people how much I charge per event, they laughed and said it will not work. I was discouraged but never gave up. Now I charge what people feel is not possible”
Yes many will not believe that he charges in 6 figures, “I am not too expensive and neither I am not so cheap; It depends on the nature of the event as well. It runs between half a million upward”.
The drive behind his achievements, “sincerely, it has been God all the way and the zeal to be better at my craft by working on myself every day”.
Here are his golden word for up and coming acts in the industry
“Be original, be humble and don’t be desperate for fame. You can be famous and still be poor. Consistency is the key to utmost success”
Here is how you can book Dr Smile
Anyone can contact me through my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone line is 08038626742, 07055257474. Instagram & Facebook @drsmilecomedian.