In what will go down as a watershed moment in the history of Nigerian comedy, Nigeria’s robust community of comic acts gathered at Club Rumours last night to welcome the first-of-its-kind comedy aggregator, Comedy+
Comedy+ which is powered by MTN in conjunction with Huawei, 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 comedy.mtnonline.com and click the download button at the bottom of the page.
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 burgeoning 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.
As it was a comedy gathering, there was no shortage of rib cracking jokes from some of the comedians present. Pidgin-praying comic 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.
Guests were also treated to a video reel of some popular old and new comedy skits, chronicling the evolution of comedy in Nigeria.