Born Joseph Oluwatomisin Opaleke on March 2, 1997 in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria; Tosin Opaleke – Young MC was raised by both parents, Moses and Deborah Opaleke and his first ambition was to be a gospel musician, he used to have great passion for music; Don Moen and Ron Kenoly were his role models for many years. Tosin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
EVENT HOST & STAND-UP COMEDY
After attending Unilorin Preparatory and Primary School, Tosin proceeded to Unilorin
Secondary School, and as a JSS1 student in 2007, He began pursuing a career in event
hosting and stand-up comedy after hosting a children’s day service at the International
Convention Centre of his Church, Rhema Chapel International Churches, Headquarters,
Ilorin [ICC] at the age of 10.
He was chosen to anchor the annual children’s day service after an audition wherein he
emerged best & youngest; and he anchored the service consistently for ”’7years [2007-2013]”’. He was into event anchoring like birthdays, concerts and wedding receptions only for the first 3 years of his career, not until May 2010 when he told his first joke at the ICC, a recycled work of popular comedian Basketmouth and it was received warmly.
It didn’t take much time for Young MC to develop a unique comedic style of telling jokes in simple and straight-English as he wasn’t comfortable speaking pidgin Engliish.
After an early period of attempting to imitate comedians like Basketmouth, Klint D Drunk, he found his own rhythm by delving into his insecurities and life experiences. “Because of what I do, it has to be an open book,” he has said. “But right now this is a book that is being written.”
Between 2013 – 2020, Young MC has staged 10 shows, gone on 2 local and 1 international comedy tour and recorded 2 comedy specials. Check my portfolio.
RADIO & TV
In July 2013, after graduating from the Unilorin Secondary School, Tosin decided to take
a year off school for personal and career development. He worked with Karikatalk as a
prodigy and holiday worker for about 9months at the Unilorin 89.3FM where he was
placed on Monday night shift, and he assisted on the Overnight Lounge. He has also
worked under one of Nigeria’s top OAPs as a prodigy for a period of time in 2015, Yaw
of Wazobia 95.1FM in Lagos.
In 2016, Tosin worked as an Ingest Operator and Associate Producer at Wazobia TV and
worked on 40 episodes of Gudu Morning Naija Show and 56 episodes of Talk Talk Tv Show.
Young MC independently started an online radio station in 2014 on Spreaker platform for 4 years before moving to Apple Podcasts in 2020.
CREATIVE COMMUNICATION & ADVERTISING
Tosin interned with Takeout Media Limited for 9 months during his compulsory 1-year of national service in Abuja. While at Takeout Media, he was opportune to work on brand campaigns and birth new ideas. On exit from Takeout Media Limited, He started his own advertising practice – Carnelian Stone Media Limited. Read more.