Josh2Funny also known as Josh Alfred (born on December 18, 1990, Aged 32 years old) is a popular Nigerian comedian, actor, musician, and social media personality. He is married to his wife Bina Alfred.
Josh2Funny started out as a student of Computer Science before he decided to focus on his passion which is comedy. He rose to fame with his funny versions of popular songs and also with the popular #DontLeaveMe challenge. Josh has become a household name in the entertainment industry, especially in comedy. Let’s take a dive into his life to find out how he started and where he is now.
Summary of Josh2Funny’s Biography
- Full Name: Chibuike Josh Alfred
- Nickname: Josh2Funny
- Gender: Male
- Date of Birth: December 18, 1990
- Age: 32 years old
- Ethnicity: African (Igbo)
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Bina Alfred
- Children: 1
- Net Worth: $300 – $500
Josh2Funny Hails From Anambra
Josh Alfred was born on December 18, 1990, in Anambra state where he also hails from. Reports have it that he was born into a strong Christian home and that his parents are pastors. However, their names are not known to the public. Josh spent the early years of his life in Anambra where he also started out his primary education.
By the time he was 7, he moved to Lagos and subsequently completed his primary and secondary education there. He studied Computer Science at the Federal Science and Technology College, Yaba, Lagos. Josh has been a natural at making people laugh; he started to manifest this talent from a young age.
Some sources say that at some point he left his initial course of study to fully pursue a career in comedy. This move reportedly saw him study acting at the School of Performing Arts, Qban Centre, also in Lagos.
Josh2Funny Started His Career in 2011
The distinctive comedian started out by performing at churches and small events where he made people laugh by just being himself. In 2011 he participated in Project Raw Talent Hunt Competition and won the grand prize. Following his win, he decided to go professional with his talent.
He started doing stand-up comedy but to a smaller audience. By 2015 he was already making funny videos of himself in different characters. Josh2Funny had ventured into this because he did not have the required audience he needed for a stand-up. During this time, social media was still gaining momentum in Nigeria and not so many people could earn from it.
But Josh not only found fun in it, but he also found his passion in making skits as well as coming up with different social media trends. He created his first popular skit in 2016. It was a slap video that featured him slapping someone who rotated from 8 am to 4 pm.
His Major Breakthrough Came With The #DontLeaveMe Challenge
Josh’s continuous posting of his comedy skits paid off in 2020 when he started the popular DontLeaveMe challenge that became a global trend on social media. The challenge normally features a group of persons doing wordplay or having pun-intended conversations with one person behind the camera usually called the ‘hype man’ supposedly yearning for more by screaming don’t leave me! or “take me with you!
It even gets more interesting when the person speaking tries to run away and the ‘hype men’ chase after him screaming ‘don’t leave me’. Josh started this first and shared it on his Instagram page and shortly after people started replicating the video. In a few days, the #DontLeaveMeChallenge went so viral that it became a massive trend across all social media platforms.
The challenge garnered millions of views and re-posts across various social media platforms, including Tit Tok, Instagram, and Twitter. More so, people went as far as recreating the challenge in other languages like Chinese, French, Arabic, German, etc. This earned Josh2Funny global recognition and he also went on to start other popular trends.
The Many Creative Sides of Josh2Funny
Josh Alfred is a creative comedian and is known for his versatility which manifests in his display of different characters. He plays a gospel singer, a church minister, a secular music singer, a comic actor, etc. in his different videos; and all these characters come with different monikers. His most popular character is Mama Felicia, a troublesome woman who always dresses in Ankara print, while she does different music covers.
Some of the popular and funniest covers by Mama Felicia include; Rihanna’s single ‘Work’, Beyoncé’s Brown Skin Girl’, 2Baba‘s ‘Amaka’, etc. We’re not forgetting Josh’s popular creation called ‘The Audition’ where he plays characters of a young aspiring hip-hop artist, rapper, comedian, dancer, magician, etc.
Josh revealed that ‘TheAudition’ is a reflection of his own story of getting rejected on many talent audition attempts. His church minister character is ‘Bro Zakius’ who is always in oversized, overly bright-colored coats while doing gospel music covers. Josh2Funny has also been featured in movies like ‘Lagos Real Fake Life’, ‘Money Miss Road’, and others.
He Is Also A Real Musician
Asides from making funny music covers of people’s songs, Josh2funny is an actual musician in real life. He released an album titled ‘A Break From Jokes’ in 2020, during the period of the Covid-19 lockdown. This is different from his first album ‘Upside Down’ which only has covers of songs by popular artists.
The second album released in April 2020 had Josh’s own original songs and sounds. The album reflects the serious side of the comedian and truly showed people that he can actually be serious in real life.
Josh’s Net Worth Accrues From His Enormous Social Media Presence
Josh Alfred’s net worth is estimated to be between 300 to 500 thousand dollars and his vast social media presence is to thank for this. His many social media trends and music covers garner millions of views on different platforms, including Instagram, Tik Tok, and Twitter.
His YouTube channel, Josh2Funny Ent. which has over 300 thousand subscribers, is also a medium where he shares the Josh2Funny shenanigans that generate millions of views for him as well.
Is Josh2Funny Married?
Josh is married to his wife Binataste Alfred fondly called Bina for short. She is an Ethiopian model, entrepreneur, and CEO of Pink Roses. They have a child together. The couple welcomed their son, Eden on May 18, 2022, to the delight of their fans. Josh and Bina reportedly met on social media years back.
They dated for about two years before the comedian popped the big question. They got engaged in October 2019 and had a court wedding in December 2020 at the Ministry of Interior, Federal marriage Registry Ikoyi. It was a small wedding ceremony with family and friends present.
Bina was born on July 11, 1995, to Ethiopian parents. The 27-year-old is very supportive of her husband’s career. She sometimes features in his skits.