Real Warri Pikin (Real name: Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha, Born On: October 29, 1990; Age: 32 years old) is a Nigerian award-winning comedienne, actress and OAP who is best known for her comedy skits on Instagram.
Though still largely classified among upcoming comedians in Nigeria, Anita is arguably one of the fastest-rising skit-makers in the country with thousands of comedy skits posted on her Instagram page. Her talent has seen her work with some of the industry’s best comedians, including the likes of AY, I Go Die, and Bovi. It is, therefore, not surprising how she has attained such fame in just a few years of her career. Here’s all about Real Warri Pikin you may love to know
Summary of Real Warri Pikin’s Biography
- Full name: Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha
- Nickname: Real Warri Pikin
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: October 29, 1990
- Real Warri Pikin’s Age: 32 years old
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Delta State
- Sexual Orientation: straight
- Religion: Chrisitanity
- Marital Status: married
- Real Warri Pikin’s Husband: Victor Ikechukwu Asuoha
- Real Warri Pikin’s Children: 2
- Real Warri’s Net worth: $500,000
- Famous for: Comedy skit
- Real Warri Pikin’s Instagram: @RealWarriPikin
- Twitter: @DRealWarriPikin
Real Warri Pikin Hails from Delta State, South south Nigeria
Her real name is Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha and she was born and raised in Warri – one of Nigeria’s biggest oil hubs and the commercial capital of Delta State. Anita is, however, a typical Ijaw woman. Her father hails from the Burutu Local Government Area of the state while her mother is Urhobo.
Further details about Anita’s family and siblings are not known but we do know that she is the third of six children and that she and her siblings were all raised in Warri. She also had her primary and secondary education there after which she gained admission into Benson Idahosa University, Benin, Edo state, where he studied and graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/Public Administration.
Real Warri Pikin is a Professional Dancer
Anita has been an entertainer since childhood. She loved dancing and professionally, she was known as one. While growing up, she was fun to be with as she had her way of easily making people laugh but she never discovered comedy as a talent that would set her on the success pedal.
Lurking around the entertainment industry, Anita began her career as a professional dancer in 2008, when she contested in the ‘Glo Rock ‘N’ Rule dance competition’ and won the first position. The following year, she was named a Globacom ambassador in 2009 and in 2011, she took a step further to audition in ‘The Maltina Dance All family competition’ where she finished as second overall best with her family.
With a dance group called “Sistahz, Anita also partook in the Malta Guinness Street Dance competition in 2011 with a girl” but they didn’t make it past the auditions.
Depression Led Anita into Making Comedy
She, however, discovered her comedy talent through depression. In 2018, Anita got depressed over her family situation. She and her husband had financial issues that led to indebtedness. Overwhelmed by her family’s financial crisis, she resorted to committing suicide but was rescued and taken to three different hospitals for her full recovery.
She said the aftermath of her suicide attempt inspired her to venture into comedy so she can use her story to heal people. In the last hospital when I woke up, I was like so I didn’t die? That meant God didn’t want me to die. Then I told God that I was going to use my story to heal people because I felt like he didn’t allow me to die because he wanted my story to touch people’s lives,” she said.
Beginning her career as a comedian, Anita adopted the name “Real Warri Pikin” to distinguish herself from the crowd of talents in the industry. She also started making videos to motivate and inspire people in a funny way.
Her Journey to Success
Anita began her career journey as a comedian at a time when skit-making was becoming one of the biggest cash cows in the show business. Using the Warri pidgin and language that has now become her signature style, Real Warri Pikin started making skits and commentary on problems centered around women which she regularly posts on her Instagram page. She soon amassed followers and in just over two years, she has garnered several thousand views per video from a 516K-strong follower base.
From being an Instagram sensation, Real Warri Pikin began to perform in comedy shows hosted by some of the top personalities in the industry. She has performed at shows organised by Basketmouth, AY Makun and a host of others.
In August 2021, she hosted what is arguably the biggest comedy show in Warri titled Real Warri Pikin Unfiltered. The show was a huge success with artists like Teni, Flavor, Phyno and Erigga performing live at the show. The show also had AY as its host. She replicated the show in Ghana and London, in 2022.
In addition to using Instagram to project her skits and clips, Anita also owns the Real Warri Pikin’ Youtube Channel with over 24K subscribers, and tons of skits to entertain her followers.
Real Warri Pikin Is also an Actress and OAP
Also a renowned Nollywood actress, Anita has appeared in a number of highly-rated films, including the trending AY’s movie, Merry Men 2 with other popular stars like Jim Iyke, Regina Daniels, Falz, Ufuoma McDermott, and Ramsey Nouah. She is also cast in the 2021 popular Nigerian comedy film Aki&Pawpaw with Chinedu Ikedieze and Osita Iheme. Other recent films featuring her also include the 2021 Netflix film Prophetess. In 2020, she appeared in two films – Lemonade, featuring Kunle Remi, Mofe Duncan, and Linda Osifo; and Fate of Alakada, also featuring the likes of Bimbo Ademoye, Toyin Abraham, Broda Shaggi, among many others.
Real Warri Pikin’s Movies
- Merry Men 2′
- The Ghost and the Tout Too,
- The Stand Up,
She has also produced her own movie series titled School of Thought. As an on-air-personality, Anita hosts a show titled “Real Talk With Real Warri Pikin on Max 90.9 FM Radio Station in Abuja. Recently, she launched her clothing line called Real Warri Pikin Merch.
Anita also does commercials for brands, including Access Bank, Glo Nigeria, Redson Bet and others. She is also an ambassador for the health brand, GoWellness, and regularly hosts/MCs events all over the country.
Her Recognition and Awards
- The Humor Awards for Most creative comedy show 2022
- The Humor Awards for Stand up comedian of the year 2022
- African Choice Award Comedy Act Of The Year 2022
- Appointed by the Actors Guild of Nigeria(AGN) as Special Adviser on Gender Equality (2023)
Anita is Happily Married and Blessed With 2 Kids32-year-old Real Warri Pikin is happily married to her beloved husband, Ikechukwu Daniel Asuoha. Their marriage took place on April 27, 2013. Ikechukwu, who is of Igbo origin, also serves as the comedienne’s manager.
In April 2022, the couple celebrated their nine years of marriage and Anita shared throwback photos of herself and her husband on the day of their wedding while reiterating her love for him.
Meanwhile, recently, the comedienne responded to a controversy where she was being accused of controlling her husband. In her response, she said her husband’s absolute support of her career is being mistaken for her controlling him. “My husband and my children support me a hundred per cent. If my husband does not support me, I would not grow. Seeing that it makes me happy, he supports me,” she said.
Anita and her husband are blessed with two beautiful children – a boy and a girl. Her son was born on April 25, 2014, and he is currently 8years old while her daughter is two years younger (she was born in 2016).