Nigerian comedian, Asiri Comedy, who became a viral sensation after featuring in comedy skits with comedian, Wole Arole, has shared what playing pranks fetched him.
According to Asiri Comedy who became an author recently, the pranks he played made him wet his bed till SS3.
Speaking with Punch, he said,
“Growing up, my parents were teachers; my mother was a talented geographer. She used to calculate my walking distance from home to school. I didn’t have the luxury of playing street football; I only used to watch it from the window. The only time I used to go out was on Sundays and it was to church. However, there was a day I wet my sister’s report card, which she had put on the couch. I had slept on it. At that point, I had issues with bed-wetting to the extent that they nicknamed me ‘Tomiwa.’ “I stopped bed-wetting in SS3. At the time, it was fun because it was part of my pranks. I just knew that when it was about 1 am, I must go and pee but I would not do it.
“My parents were bothered at a point and my grandma once came and brought something for me to drink, and instructed that once I drank it, I should not go outside again, but that day, I gave them double portion of bed-wetting.”
Asiri Comedy who advised parents with kids going through same, told them to stop stigmatizing their kids as it might leave their wards with low self-esteem.
“Basically, if it is a boy that has this problem, they should leave him alone. It is considered to be a medical problem but it gets to an age before it is termed as that as it could be a form of mannerism by the child.
“For instance, creative people tend to play pranks a lot which was the case for me. As for me, I used to imagine a scenario whereby my friends and I would go to play football and when we were returning in groups, there would be that one person in the gang that would say I want to pee, by resonance, I would also pee in reality.
“If you have a boy with this condition, don’t rub it in his face or stigmatise him, instead help him through it by waking him up at intervals in the night. Don’t stigmatise; if you do that, he will have low self-esteem and by the time he stops bed-wetting, the low self-esteem would still be there. Try your best to regulate it and it will resolve 90 per cent of the cases involved,” he said.