Julius Agwu recounts what his mum went through when in labour to have him born

In June 2013, during the celebration of his 40th birthday in Lagos, Nigerian comedian, Julius Agwu unveiled his biography, a book titled ‘Jokes Apart: How Did I Get Here’.


The book is a detailed chronicle of his life, upbringing, and path to success as a Comedian and entrepreneur.

In the book, Julius Agwu writes, ‘My mother, Mary Welebor Agwu, gave birth to me on a quiet, rain drenched evening on Saturday April 7, 1973 at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital and I was raised in a village called Choba. Choba is famous because it was the host community for Willbros, the oil services company that was very prominent in the James Ibori saga. She was glad to have me pop out having been in labour for hours, long hours during which she thought she would bleed to death; an experience she had never gone through despite having given birth to four children before me.’

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