Tunde Olaoluwa Adekunle, popularly known as Tunde Ednut, is a Nigerian musician, comedian, blogger, and social media influencer with a net worth of $200,000. He hails from Kabba in Kogi State but was born in Katsina State in the northwestern part of Nigeria. Tunde, whose year of birth is not known but celebrates his birthday every 20th of January, grew up in Katsina, Lagos, and the United Kingdom.
Undoubtedly one of the top social media influencers in Nigeria, Tunde Ednut is known for his numerous controversial posts on Instagram. He is also known for giving away gifts and money on social media, a move that gets him more and more followers.
Tunde Ednut Was Educated In Both Nigeria and The United Kingdom
As already mentioned, Tunde Ednut’s year of birth is not known to the public. It is, however, public knowledge that he is the first son and second child in a family of five. Very little else is known about his family and early years other than that he attended Cambridge International School for his primary education. For secondary school, the young man attended Federal Government College Ogwolawo, Kogi State, before gaining admission to attend the University of Lagos (UNILAG). It is not clear how long he spent in the institution before moving to the UK to attend Kingsland University London.
How Did Tunde Acquire His Wealth?
Tunde Ednut has had his hands in a number of things ever since he ventured into the entertainment industry. He began with comedy and music before venturing into blogging and social media influencing. All these have contributed in one way or another to his net worth. Ednut is reported to earn up to 100,000 Naira per post on Instagram; it is obvious that Instagram contributed a great deal to his fortune.
Starting his career as a comedian, Tunde’s first notable performance was at the Dynamiks Awards in Nigeria in 2007. His comedy entertained all the people in attendance, including people like Femi Awusan and the Black Nights Entertainment crew, a top Nigerian entertainment company based in the UK.
The performance paved the way for his comedy career as he was picked up by the Black Nights Entertainment crew who gave him a platform to showcase his talent. He was able to then perform with prominent artists in and outside Africa. This earned him both money and fame and contributed to his net worth. Tunde Ednut went on to become one of the most famous stand-up comedians from Africa before he decided to pursue his musical career.
Tunde Ednut is said to have had a passion for music from an early age. He was once in the choir group of his church. Upon his full relocation to Nigeria, he recorded numerous tracks that were played constantly on the radio, including “Kosowo”, “Baby Boo”, “Jingle Bell”, and “Cathching Cold”. He has gone on to work with numerous artists like M.I., Orezi, Falz, and Dr. Sid.
After a brief hiatus, Tunde returned to music in December 2020 with the remix of his song “Jingle Bell” song where he featured Davido, Seun Kuti, and Tiwa Savage. He revealed in an interview that he went into music because of the money; little wonder his musical career is short-lived.
Moving on to his blogging career, Tunde, who is now known as a controversial celebrity on Instagram with many followers, decided to use his Instagram page to share trending news and gist. This earned more visits to his posts and led to the increase of his followers to 2.4 million. He is currently one of the most influential Nigerians on Instagram.
Why Was His Instagram Deactivated?
Tunde Ednut’s Instagram page was deactivated following posts that he made that violated Instagram guidelines. Some of these posts include those that qualify as cyberbullying, body-shaming, and degrading women among various other spamming activities.
Instagram deactivated Ednut’s first account for spam on Tuesday, 22nd of December, 2020. On the 10th of January 2021, he opened another account with the username kingtundeednut. Upon attaining a million followers, he gave away a million naira to some of his lucky followers. Shortly after the giveaway, on the 13th of January, 2021, this second account was deactivated by Instagram for reasons unknown to the public.
Currently, he has opened a new Instagram account with the name mufasatundeednut; it has just above 500,000 followers. This was a backup account he created after the first was deactivated. Following the second deactivation of his account, Tunde took to this backup account. He also has another account with the name mazitundeednut, which is a backup account to mufasatundeednut.
Tunde Ednut Has Received Some Awards In The Course Of His Career
Tunde was nominated in 2007, 2008, and 2009 for the Dynamiks Youths Awards. He was also nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the Nigeria Future Awards. Some of the ones he managed to win include:
- Young Achievers Award
- Best Nigerian Comedian in the UK
- Dynamiks Youths Awards in 2009
A Few Controversies About Ednut
Tunde Ednut is known to have some squabbles with some celebrities, including Bobrisky, Tonto Dikeh, and Wizkid, among many others. Most of these misunderstandings are bordered on body-shaming, public display of hatred, and insulting posts made by Tunde on social media.
In 2016, Tunde was accused by music producer Shizzi of stealing lyrical and instrumental content made for Wande Coal. According to Wande’s representative, Tunde heard the unreleased song on his visit to Wande Coal’s studio, only to go back and reproduce part of the lyrics with another producer leading to the birth of the song “Kosowo”. Legal action was subsequently taken against him by Shizzi to take down the song and video.
Another controversial moment was when Ednut released the music video for his song “Buga Won”. His video contains a scene showing sun-tortured men buried under the beach sand while Tunde was covered with water in a bathtub filled with water. When asked in an interview, he defended himself by saying that he expected the reaction and intended to use it to gain popularity.
Food blogger, Maste Uwatse, has also accused Tunde of stealing her content (photo) on Instagram without crediting the photo to her. This led her to report his page and Instagram took down the photo. Maste has further also accused Tunde of bullying and not being able to credit content to their owners.