Chukwudome Bright, popularly known as, Dome Bright ‘D’ Comedian at the moment is Ika finest stand up comedian and also the first to host an ace Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Eriga and famous Nigerian comedian, IGODYE. He has performed live on ALIBABA SPOTAINAITY LAGOS, GORDONS D BERLUSCONI, ASABA, FAPOH(Francis Aghoda Path of Honour),among other shows.
He is the CEO, DOME BRIGHT COMEDY TV and the Initiator/ Convener of an online programme tagged, MEET D ACHIEVERS. In this interview with Ika Mirror, the Umunede born comedian gave an insight on his journey so far in the entertainment industry.
Please could you give a brief history of your background?
I’m Chukwudome Bright. I hail from ILE Quarters in Umunede, Ika North East Local Government Area, Delta State.I’m from the family of CHUKWUDOME IGBOBU
How did you delve into the entertainment industry?
I have passion for the entertainment industry. I was discovered during the maiden edition of the famous IKA CARNIVAL that took place in Agbor in 2016.
What role did you play at the carnival?
Stand up comedy. Among the whole competitors for comedy, I was listed among the best five comedians and that was my first time of handling a microphone to crack joke in such large gatherings.
Who is your mentor?
Because he is very creative, he doesn’t crack people’s joke. He is very focused and determined.
How has it been since you became a comedian?
Very hard. Nobody is ready to support an upcoming comedian. May be because I have not arrived yet. However, thank God today is better than yesterday. I used all my life savings to host event just to fulfill destiny. But I know, one day, sponsors will come.
How did you meet IGODYE?
I met him at FAPOH(Francis Agoda Path of Honor),Delta Talent and Brain Ambassador comedy competition. We were more than 500 competitors but, after my performance I didn’t win. However, I was among the best five comedians. After my performance IGODYE stood up and said one word, “You’re very creative, you didn’t win but, there is something I saw in you, don’t give up, come to Asaba. When I got to Asaba, we were above 600 competitors. Again, after my performance he singled me out among others and gave me 100k.He said you didn’t win but, you’re one of my best comedians for today and we exchanged contacts.
What are your plans for the entertainment industry?
I want to be promoting entertainment in Ika nation, Delta State and Nigeria at large. This is my priority. I want to make sure by His grace, Ika entertainment/entertainers will be recognized in the map of entertainment in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.
When is your next event coming up?
My next event is coming up on the 26th day of December, 2020 from 3pm at Shalom Event Center opposite Zenith Bank, Agbor. The programme will feature AKPORORO, ERIGGA, EDO PIKIN and WIZBOY.
How did you feel when IGODYE appeared live at your maiden comedy
programme that took place in January this year at Agbor?
I feel great. I was super excited and overwhelmed with joy when he came. Though, I spent money, all the offices I submitted my proposals, no response came, no result but, I never give up….Better days ahead, we can only get better.
When I started my publicity and told people that IGODYE was coming to Agbor, they started laughing at me, many doubted me to the extent that they warned me, saying if you know that IGODYE is not coming please remove his picture from the event banner. However, to the Glory of God, IGODYE came and we made history together.
By the grace of the Almighty God, I am the first and only entertainer that brought the evergreen/ best comedian in Africa to Ika nation (Agbor). IGODYE remains my life coach.
Are there people you would want to appreciate using this medium?
Yes. Special thanks to all sons and daughters of Ika nation both home and in the diaspora for the show of love, support, on-line publicity and turn ups in my programmes.
My special thanks also goes to Ambassador Francis Agoda, Hon Sebastine Okoh now Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Senate President, Dr Donald Peterson, Hon Okoh Festus ,Monday Akpolo, Hon Anthony Elekeokwuri, CEO,Young Boss Plaza, CEO, Joe Jonah Oil and Gas and Mr Ofuobi.Maximum respect from DOME BRIGHT D COMEDIAN.
What’s your message to Ika people, Deltans and Nigerians in general?
If nobody believes in you believe in yourself, be creative, stay focused, be determined and finally put your trust in God not man. Hold God strong… And for our politicians and businessmen, “make them try support our dream”. Together, we will make a better Ika nation.