Born in East London to Nigerian Parents, but Moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his parents as a Child. Wale spent his early years in Primary school in Lagos and boarding School in Ogbomoso, Oyo state. After Secondary school, he gained admission into the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bsc in Economics. It was at the university while also in Theatre 15 (A stage drama production company in the university) as a stage actor he decided to launch out solo as a stand-up comic in October 2001 with his first ever performance at the Lord’s Night Club Maryland Ikeja Lagos. In no-time Wale Gates became one of the most sort-after young comics in the fast growing Nigerian comedy scene in Africa. His quick wit, great banter and boundary-pushing style made him a crowd’s favourite.
In 2004, he moved back to England, and he has since established himself as one of the most popular African comics and Master of Ceremonies in Europe, he has hosted, compere many events from England, Ireland, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Lagos, Malta, Belgium and many comedy event across Europe. Wale Gates has also toured North America performing in Toronto, Maryland, DC, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
As a Master of Ceremony, Wale Gates is one of the best in the business, very professional, confident, smart and of course funny. His years of experience, travel and performing to different people of all race, backgrounds, tribes, religion and class as made ‘Wale Gates’ the name mentioned when organisers are planning their events. From Weddings, birthdays, Launchings, AGM, Retreats, Anniversaries, all kinds of private functions Wale Gates has almost done it all…….