Houston Matters

Chinedu Ogu Is Living His Comedy Dream

His dad wanted him to get his degree, but the comedy dream wouldn’t let him go.

Comedian Chinedu Ogu in the Houston Matters studio.

As long as he could remember, Chinedu Ogu wanted to become a comedian. As a kid growing up in southeast Houston, he enjoyed making people laugh.

But his dad wanted to him to pursue something safer. So Ogu put aside that dream and got his degree from the University of Houston.

But the comedy dream wouldn’t let him go, and now he performs regularly and creates videos for social media, many of them focusing on the funnier aspects of life in Houston.

In the audio above, he talks about how he never gave up on his dream.