Gordons Biography and Net Worth
Godwin Komone popularly known by his stage name as Gordon is a famous Nigerian standup comedian, musical artist, television host, master of ceremony, actor and a television personality. He has been described as one of the greatest standup comedian in Nigeria. He was born and bred in Warri, Delta State in the south southern part of Nigeria.
Gordons is an indigene of Delta State and an Urhobo by tribe. He attended Ighogbadu Primary School in Warri, Delta State and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. After completing his primary school education, Gordons proceeded to Nana College in Warri, Delta State and obtained his West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his secondary school education, Gordons proceeded to Delta State University in Abraka and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Science. He started his comedy right from his university days as an MC and was involved in several shows and events which were held in the campus of Delta State University in Abraka.
Gordons is the first born of his parents. He got married on 23th March 2002 and the marriage is currently blessed with four lovely children. According to an interview he had, he has this to say about his growing up;
“Growing up was hell because we were the poorest of the poor and even the people considered as poor used to call us poor people, it was that bad. I used to trek to school barefoot because we didn’t have money to buy shoes and even when patch trousers had not started reigning, I had already started wearing patch patch trousers to school because the uniform was torn but no money to replace it, so I had to patch and wear it.
It got to a point that my dad lost the little job he had then and at the age of 12, I had to start being the breadwinner. I would go out and fish all morning so that we could have something to eat and sell.
I could not go out, maybe to a party organized by friends if I didn’t borrow what I would wear and I had to be very careful where I wore it to so they won’t say it’s somebody else’s shirt I was wearing.
But thank God I found favour in the sight of my friends in school and the teachers. My friends would ask me to teach them what was taught because I was very intelligent and in return, they would buy food for me or give me money. It was hell growing up, but it taught me a lesson in life that it is only God that lifts a man up.”
However, it is worthy to note that Gordon’s story is one from grass to grace. He struggled to make it in life despite his humble beginnings. Today his story is different as he can talk about purchasing his Dolce and Gabana wrist watch for about $1,500 which has the ability to forecast the weather. He can also afford to buy other expensive clothes and accessories like his suits and shoes which is his brand image.
Gordon’s big break came in 2005, even though he started entertainment in 1992 while still in the university, passing through a lot of struggles and challenges. Infact, he confesses that it never occurred to him that one day he would be privileged to stand before the crème de la crème of society.
In 2005, he went to Lagos to do an album, when he finished the album, it attracted a lot of attention as a lot of people liked his songs. It was around that time that Pastor Paul Adefarasin called him to anchor the experience programme where there was an audience of about 50,000 people. It was also at the event that he was told to do comedy and the programme turned out to be an explosion as it catapulted him to stardom.
After the great performance at the church event, Gordon was invited by Opa Williams to perform at the Nite of a Thousand Laugh held in Lagos. He performed so wonderful alongside with I Go Dye, Basketmouth and Okey Bakassi.