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“The Diary of a Frustrated Interview”! Watch the Funny Video on the Travails of a Job Seeker by Jide & Debayo Rotilu

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We watched these videos and we laughed so hard. We just had to share! The interviewer must have been sent from the deepest recesses of hell to torment the main character – “Jide Kanni“.

Titled “The Diary of a Frustrated Interview“, this series is “an experimental comedy sketch created by FiveFourMedia and Lagos Central Productions. It’s a satirical look at how our extremely ‘busy friends’ in HR handle job applications and interviews. This first Season follows the quest of a job applicant “Jide Kanni” and his ordeal through a series of 5 highly depressing NIGERIAN Interviews.

The Diary of a Frustrated Interview was written and produced by MTV Africa Music Award Winner Jide Rotilu and his brother Bayo Rotilu founder of Twelve05Photography.

Jide loves experimental skits and comedy sketches with various influences ranging from ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketches to ‘Family Guy’. He writes as a hobby and founded Lagos Central as an informal satirical writing hub and FiveFourMedia as the Creative Technologies and Production outlet. Over the past decade he has worked on other shorter skits including ‘O’Jonah Twist’, ‘Aunty Chidinma, where’s my Breast Milk?’, ‘Kini big deal spoof’ Jide is NOT a fan of HR Departments.

Debayo Rotilu is that fun loving guy who enjoys living life to the fullest. He’s got a background in computing and project management and he is currently the founder and the senior photographer at Twelve05 Photography. He’s also not a fan of the HR department and decided to join the movement with his brother produce the diary of the frustrated interview series.

Check out Lagos Central on Facebook and Twelve05 Photography here

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

67 Comments

  1. ANON

    February 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    LMAO

  2. MissBonnie

    February 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    hahahahahahahahahhaha , First of all.. Introduction

  3. kaysass

    February 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    nice one man very funny

  4. Sonia

    February 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    E off light for him head sha lolll

  5. HR from hell!!!

    February 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    OMG…this is hilarious…that is an HR guy sent from hell!!!….and them plenty for lagos oooooo….wicked,frustrated and unreasonable people.

  6. Shao

    February 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Jide’s a acting was so real that I had to go back to read the article again. I thought it was a sort of candid camera TV show. Very good acting.

    • ok

      February 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing…I wish our so called nollywood actors and actresses can be as natural

  7. 5'5

    February 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    i havent finished but im dying already! First of all, go down low! lmfao! i love the interviewer. Very concise in his questions however silly they are. Infact, he aks the silliest questions with the straightest face.

  8. Adams arikora

    February 27, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Lol…..that was interesting and very creative too

  9. D

    February 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I am soo impressed,first time I’m seeing something original,great acting,duff my hats to the writers producers and actors. Good one you

  10. 5'5

    February 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    nooo! this doesnt really happen does it?

  11. Amaka

    February 27, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    God forbid one meets this kind of interviewer o. Holy Ghost Fire!!!

    LOL LMAO

  12. Abimbola Dare

    February 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    excellent acting.So natural. LMAO

  13. ic

    February 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    i so love this…creative!

  14. Zayt

    February 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    lwlmd. omg! kai! this is really hilarious!

  15. Miss Tee

    February 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    “We want somebody that is more dynamic, someone that can do other activities, activities such as police and thief, Ludo, catcher, ten-ten”….

    LOL! This had me in stitches… Actually cried laughing.
    Very creative stuff! 🙂

  16. happyychild

    February 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Jide has the patience of an Angel!! what da heckk!!! interviewer from hell! first of all introduction?!! huh!! hilarious! too funny! keep it up guyz

  17. Olori

    February 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    LOL…I should have read the article first of all *(whispers) go down low*. They really had me believing it was like candid camera or something. Too funny.

  18. Lola

    February 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    OMG.this is wicked. I loooove

  19. Magz

    February 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    i was almost rolling on the floor while watching this. Jeez! it’s so freaking funny. nice one! interviewer from hell indeed!

  20. Lola

    February 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    OMG….this is the best laugh I have had for a while. Awesome stuff

  21. ola

    February 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Go to KPMG for an interview with a partner in management consulting, this is what you would experience lol

  22. Mz Socially Awkward...

    February 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    “Have you even heard of what we call an Eba burger? … you know when you havethe Eba and you open it into two with cheese layer and tomatoes?”… “Have you ever danced Azonto before?” !!!!!

    I think it was at that point I started crying tears… at work… oh dear… LWKMD.

  23. angel williams. @angiezglam studio , a place where. every touch creates MAGIC

    February 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    L=DO:O=DÔ=D:D=));)OÔ:ÔO=DL=)) @ somebody dynamic. Bend down low. Hilarious

  24. love

    February 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Hahahahahahahahaha… wottttttt! this is so funny. Good forbid i go through this.

  25. sly

    February 27, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    cute guys wt cute dentition, u jst v2fall in luv wt jide, he is so patient n adorable

    • mimi

      March 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      yes he his, and very funny too

  26. Evagreen

    February 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Hilarious! So original; I was actually waiting to see basket mouth pop in. Omgoodness!

  27. Beverly

    February 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Now THIS is Funny. I was already laughing but when he switched both the office AND hallway lights off is when I lost it. Very nicely done. In part 5, after Jide opened the window, Mr. Interviewer’s tie changed. Someone dropped the continuity ball.

  28. Pamela

    February 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Wow….this is very creative. Well done guys!!!

  29. nene

    February 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    now we’re talking. i want to see these type of talents in NOLLYWOOD. This is sooo funny and creative, and well produced, acting et al. PERFECT!!!!

  30. nene

    February 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    interview from hell. can anyone tell us of this really happens to people who go for job interviews?

    • ola

      February 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Yes it does happen it has happened to me before dear . Something very similar my interview dates got changed three times I got there and the manager postponed the date the next time I got there I was made to wait for 6 hours an interview scheduled for 12 o clock took place at 6 o clock in the evening. When I finally had the interview it was for just 15 minutes. Some interviewers are just from hell!

    • nene

      February 28, 2013 at 6:01 am

      eya. ndo, pele. that’s just rude.

  31. more blezzing

    February 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Did you ever work with Tonto Dike??
    First of all…”introduction” …First of all…go down low
    Q:Don’t you even know Olamide??
    A:which Olamide? does the person even have a surname?
    Q:No it’s Just Olamide…..(with the straightest face ever)
    hahahahahaha!! this is so Hilarious!!

  32. let it be...

    February 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    lmao , did this crazy guy just say “God bless you sir, It is well” after the second interview?? hahahahaha…you guys are genius!

  33. ola

    February 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    seriously,,,,being the impatient type,,I would have hit his head with my bag,,then walk out nd not to return d 3rd time even after his call,,,,oloriburuku interviewer

  34. dee

    February 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    looool…..I’m in tears. Nice one.

  35. tolu

    February 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Omigosh… It’s jide nd bayo!!! #excitedmuch. They were realyy smething else back in school.
    CU alumni doing great things as always *wink*

    • Ikunkun

      February 28, 2013 at 1:11 am

      aahnnnnnn….you just had to ruin it with the frigging “CU alumni” thing…ta!! The boys wey do the video didn’t put CU on the video tag, so wetin be ya own? All the other people in the media are not alumni of some place ni?? please don’t stress us out with your declaration of freedom jare!!

  36. Mr T

    February 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Lol…….do you know Olamide?

  37. Deedee

    February 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Really nice and original, great work guys…….

  38. hmmm

    February 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    why were they saying “autoMonous” tho”? Guess they meant to say autoNomous. just wondering. I really want to believe this was done just for jokes.

  39. Choice

    February 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Good job guys!its damn too funny and different from the rest.

  40. Kiz

    February 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you sir, God bless you sir, It is well sir…bwahahaha,bare jokes!

  41. madman

    February 28, 2013 at 12:46 am

    **dead** hahaha….my ribs…. ooooo my ribs….”first of all” “go down low” “introduction” hahaha!

  42. madman

    February 28, 2013 at 12:48 am

    I think that this video highlights a very important issue – many young people are exploited because of the limited availabilities of jobs and opportunities. Kudos to these guys.

  43. mide

    February 28, 2013 at 1:23 am

    lmfao this is hilarious!! he has patience o…woulda been out after the first 2 interviews

  44. PD

    February 28, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Really nice…….good job guys!!

  45. Adedayo

    February 28, 2013 at 3:42 am

    First Of All.go down low…
    Remain small make them fire me today,the way i was Lolling at the office ehhh….Infact,. “EYE HAFF DEAD!”

  46. tolu

    February 28, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Dear ikunkun, don’t be bitter! And oh… Don’t be so petty either!! Life is beautiful. Learn to look the other way. I’m sure u’l always find smethng less intimidating than whatever it is ure troubled with.

    Love, tolu *smile*

    P.s: Omigosh… It’s jide nd bayo!!! #excitedmuch. They were realyy smething else back in school.
    CU alumni doing great things as always *wink*

  47. morenike

    February 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

    bahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahaha!

  48. Abeni ebony

    February 28, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Lololololololllo…..lol

  49. Anne

    February 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

    wow! these guys can act!!!! nollywood actors has nothing on them. so real i felt like punching the HR guy n hugging Jide. more,guys. more!

  50. kemisola esther

    February 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

    this stuff is crazily funny

  51. erin

    February 28, 2013 at 10:04 am

    ohhhhhh!!! am in the office….i can’t laugh well (so frustrating) lmao!!! I so love Jide’s looks of disbelief.

  52. Tsarah!

    February 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    LMFAO!!!!!! These guys are naturals! How did they manage to do all that with a straight face????? *Did you work with Tonto Dike, Do you know Olamide, Can you sing the NTA tune, Can you dance azonto????* *rolling*

  53. Fre

    February 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This was obviously inspired by the SAHARA interview late last year. Surprised no one has made that comment yet. They actually made us dance azonto and do so many other things. The interviewers even laughed when you got a question wrong. Funny skit, but the reality wasn’t funny for those that attended the SAHARA interview

  54. debby

    February 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    right from the first day bovi started comedey i knew he is got great talent. carrry on bovi pass mark

    • Italian Princess

      March 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

      *whispers*Erm, Erm, where you bin take see Bovi na?

  55. RazOr

    March 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Hahahahahahaa. Bovi ke?
    Shoutouts tO Jid-e & Bayo. Dem Rotilu boys are creative as hell
    Watch out for more skits people

  56. jide akin-williams

    March 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    nice 1 guys.hw cum i’m nt in dis video(s)?keep it up!

  57. mimi

    March 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Well done guys.

  58. NYchic

    March 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    this was totally entertaining, OMGoodness, but seriously though, how does one react in a situation like this?

  59. Uju edinbus

    March 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    These guys r hilarious……. Rotflmao…….

  60. Anonymous

    March 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    WHAT IS NOLLYWOOD DOING WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE LIKE THIS????
    THESE ARE SUCH AMAZING ACTORS!! WHAATTT??
    Everything looks so real OMG

  61. Sir P

    April 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I want the complete episode

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