In what will become a remarkable moment in the history of Nigerian comedy, Nigeria’s robust community of comic acts gathered at Club Rumours last Friday to welcome Nigeria’s first comedy aggregator, Comedy+.
The launch event had some of Nigeria’s top comedians in attendance. From the veteran Opa Williams who is credited with stoking the flames of what is now Nigeria’s bourgeoning comedy sector with ‘Night Of A Thousand Laughs’, Nigeria’s first comedy show, to Ali Baba, the arguably the father of stand-up comedy in Nigeria, the roll call was countless. Both were specially recognized for their legendary contributions to the comedy industry by MTN.
Other comedians present included, Koffi, Ushbebe, Senator, Emmaohmygod, Wofaifada, Monica Friday, Mark Angel comedy, Deeone, Ebiye, Nedu, Josh2funny, Etinosa, Longmancomedian, MCShakara, Stillringing, Bellokreb, Romeo. Music acts, Iyanya and Praiz also registered their presence alongside Big Brother Naija’s ex-housemate, Gifty and On Air Personality Olisa Adibua.
There were no shortage of rib cracking jokes from some of the comedians present as Pidgin-praying act, Monica Friday evoked laughter from the guest with her signature Warri-inspired prayers. Nedu aka, Nkechi, aka Thunder who was the host of the show also let off some steam with his act while guests were also treated to a video reel of some popular old and new comedy skits, showcasing the development.
Comedy+ gives subscribers seamless access to comedy videos in 6 different categories; Skits, Stand-up, Episodes (cut-out from movies and TV Shows), Animation, Pranks and Freefall.
To get Comedy+ is easy; simply send COMEDY to 2100 from your MTN line or visit the iOS app and App Store on your phone to download. You can also download the app by visiting http://comedy.mtnonline.com and click the download button at the bottom of the page.
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