According to renowned comedian Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, the Nigerian comedy scene, like Afrobeats, merits respect on a global scale.
The comments were made by Basketmouth on Thursday during the premiere of the improvised African Original LOL (Last One Laughing Naija) comedy series.
He claimed that Nigeria is rich with excellent comedians who should be achieving worldwide recognition while discussing the best strategy for the industry to enter the global market.
“I have always imagined Nigerian comedy in a way where it is globally recognised, and when I was approached and given the privy of what the event was all about, I was like, this is the perfect way to break into that space.
“Afrobeats broke into the global market. But Nigerian comedy is yet to own its own spot. And Prime Video is in over 200 countries across the globe. I was like, Bright, we have talented comedians that would break into this space.
“So this is actually the birth of the Nigerian comedy industry to the rest of the world. This is the perfect platform to do it,” he said.
Ten Nigerian comedians, including Okey Bakassi, Buchi, Acapella, Sabinus, KieKie, Taaooma, and IGoSave, will compete in the comedy series