Popular comedian Arap Uria born Meshack Kiprop Biwott is over the moon after being recognised by the legendary football commentator Peter Drury.
Uria rose to fame after sharing videos lip-syncing famous Kenyan politicians and Drury while commentating on football matches.
As fate would have it, the funny man imitated Drury’s commentary during 2018 AS Roma’s Champions League game against Barcelona and his video went viral, attracting his attention.
Consequently, the 54-year-old United Kingdom born journalist sent a video to Uria, praising him for perfectly lip-syncing his commentaries.
In the message, Drury acknowledged the comedian’s videos describing them as terrifyingly funny.
The football pundit said he hoped to meet the comedian in the near future so that he could “teach him how to commentate”.
“Arap, it’s Peter here, I really wish I could be with you today. It’s so frustrating that I am here in Doha to witness the World Cup draw. Listen, I love what you do. I hope you are laughing with me and not at me.
I must say I am certainly laughing with you. It’s terrifyingly funny, it’s superb.
Football shouldn’t be taken too seriously. With all the passion you show for it, I do love your work and I hope one day we might get to meet each other face to face and you can teach me how to commentate,” said Drury.
Kenyans trooped to social media to congratulate Uria on the recognition.
Ekudam Michael said: “One day Arap your dream will come to pass all the best bro.”
Stanley Muthii said: What a classy act from the GOAT himself.”
Dennis Lumumba said: “Arap Uria I knew one day Peter would notice this..good job..consistency is the real thing.”
Sparter Stevezz said: “I remember very well you saying on jalang’o TV that you wish to meet Peter one day…and I can see that dream coming through. Keep up the good work sir.”
Lorna Rotich said: “Very impressive Uria. Your going far keep on pushing and remember God’s time is the best.”
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