I stopped bed-wetting when I got to SS3 – Asiri Comedy

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Asiri Comedy has opened up on how he use to bed-wet until he got to SS3. In a chat with Saturday Beats, 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 became popular due to the comedy skits he does with Woli Arole, advised parents who had children facing the same problem not to stigmatise them , saying it would stop eventually. According to him, stigmatising them might leave them with a 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.

The comedian and motivational speaker also shared some experiences he had while writing his book, Asiri.

“Nigerians read but they only read what is interesting and relatable to them . I think an average Nigerian wants to read a story when he sees Ojuelegba or Mowe Ibafo . When I was writing this book , I wanted to make it reader -friendly , so I made sure each of the thoughts raised in the book was backed up with a relatable story with some touch of humour.

“People tend to rationalise for you and use their failures to conclude your journey and that is where the problem comes ; people tend to use their journey to define you . I just got back from Dublin where there was a book launch . It was supposed to be a serious event, but I performed comedy for about 25 minutes before we started the book launch .

“True success is when you come to a point of synchronising all your strengths and one is not overshadowing the other . Everything brings in money for me . Events are subject to some factors ; they don ’ t happen all the time , but people buy books all the time . In less than eight months, we sold over 1 , 000 copies . So if we say it is a bestseller , it is not a cliché , it is actually selling, ” he said.

I stopped bed-wetting when I got to SS3 – Asiri Comedy .

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