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On to the Next Level! Nigerian Comedians AY, Basketmouth, Bovi, Buchi & Tunde Ednut Use Social Media to Promote their Craft – Watch their Hilarious Skits

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We can’t help ourselves, we are just so proud of the progress taking place in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The comedy scene is setting the pace in many ways including the lucrative shows that take place all year round in cities around the world – from Lagos to Abuja over to London and back to Nairobi.

Ali Baba, Julius Agwu, Basketmouth, Tunde Ednut, Seyi Law, Koffi, Bovi, AY, I Go Dye, Buchi, Gordons, Owen Gee and the list goes on…These comedians are taking their craft to the next level by headlining events and on TV shows including MNet’s Comedy Club Live in Lagos & Mombasa.

The next frontier is online and our comedians are seizing the moment by releasing online video skits to promote their shows. We hope things don’t stop there! International comedy video sites such as Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die and Cable TV Channel Comedy Central’s website have huge followings. These new media models are potentially immensely lucrative and can be adapted for the African home and diaspora market.

Anyway, check out the recent online video skits and see what comedy shows are coming to your city soon.

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“Loverboy Statue” – Tunde Ednut & Buchi for Comedy Titans – Lagos – February 2011

“An Officer & An Effiko” – Basketmouth & Bovi for Lords of the Ribs – London & Manchester – February 2011

“Kidnapped?” – AY & Mike Ezuruonye for AY Live Easter Show – April 2011

“Toast Master” – AY featuring Chidi Mokeme & Genevieve Nnaji for AY Live Easter Show – Lagos – April 2011

“Dream Lover/One Night Stand” – AY featuring Genevieve Nnaji for AY Live – Lagos – April 2011

“Houseboy” – AY for Rhythm Unplugged – Lagos – December 2010

“De Mugu” – Basketmouth for Basketmouth Uncensored – 2010

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25 Comments

  1. Someone

    February 3, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This is going to be da bomb because they will all try to outdo themselves but i think Basket Mouth and I go Dye will carry the night.

  2. partyrider

    February 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    my favourites are AY and Genevieve in hot romance and lord of the ribs

    keep working guys

  3. 9ja gal

    February 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    wait..for real. 500,000 naira for table??!! 9ja pple get moni ooo

  4. Ready

    February 3, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I’m glad BN finally highlighted this. AY’s been doing this for a hot minute now…funny people.
    Meeehhn, Aki & Pawpaw have increased in girth. I guess money has the same effect on every man.

    • Ready

      February 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

      Haha…on Comedy of the Titans, the ad went “We’ve got every comedian still making money”. Well, sorry Klint de Drunk, Tee A, the Adeyinka dude, etc. See them throwing serious shade!

  5. Timma

    February 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Hilarious!!! Very funny! The best for me was AY and Mike Ezuronye in Kidnapped,real bad market! LORL! Our comedians are doing very well! They rule on Live in Lagos and are still the stars of Live in Mombasa!!!

  6. Gbagaun!

    February 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Is it only me that can’t view AY and Genevieve in Hot Romance?
    Love the other vids though, lol

    • moi

      February 5, 2011 at 5:35 am

      Are you in yankee…well if you are, that is the reason you cant watch it either…It has been annoying me for a while now..And I really dont know why no nigerian living in 9ja don download am and reupload the stuff….I WANNA WATCH

  7. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    February 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Nice concept. Some not so funny though…

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

  8. AY good job

    February 5, 2011 at 1:40 am

    good job AY!

  9. eMJOY Mayowa

    February 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

    cool stuff. nice one homies. Naij!

  10. NNENNE

    February 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    All the Naija people trying to earn an HONEST living,I hail you! Hardwork,passion,persistence and hope is the name of the game.Whatsoever field you choose,the lord will see you through. You are our unsung heroes.KEEP, KEEPING…!!

  11. sisiekomi

    February 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Good job!dreams do come through with hardwork and persistence!I love d tejubabyface show it’s classy and d ay show ,princess is totally hilarious.you guyz in the diaspora should buy the dvd’s,you will totally love them.

  12. sisiekomi

    February 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I mean princess is totally hilarious on the ay show.

    http://www.sisiekomi.blogspot.com

  13. abby

    February 7, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I love AY’s skits! he is too funny

  14. Stephen

    March 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    When is AY next audition? Plz i want to know. Thank! 08185213570 or [email protected]

  15. joseph chinedu collins

    April 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    ay excellent job, you are wonderful this real your talent , you & basket mouth are my favorite comedian. & am sure you wil carry night no doubt about that. am as paring to be like you one day, which i no, i wil surely be, by your help & by grace of God.

  16. emeka

    August 8, 2011 at 12:19 am

    gordons a.k.a. Halleluyah.is trying on his wounderful project ”gordens both ward 1 and ward 2.big bros keep it up.

  17. Temple "rich_kid" nlemogu

    October 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    It gives me joy as an up coming comedian 2 see that d comedy industry is growing,i’m very hapi 4 these guys….big kposah 4 them

  18. clement sadjere

    February 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    funny and witty. more kudos to our comedians

  19. chimezie

    July 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    ay u wnt kil us wit ths ur mad joke…i don tired 4 laughin oooo…oboy u too much…chinekem aaaaaaa

  20. Mr macho

    August 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    My fellowship i mean fellow comedian, i’m good in this business of comedy but i don’t know how to start or go about it so please as ma mentoritors i mean mentors i need a guide line or orientation to go about it because the fire is really burning but there is no extinguisher. Thanks a bunch.

    Contacts or mailing won’t be a bad idea

  21. Mr macho

    August 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Here is my contact (Mr macho)
    phone number: 08037686130

    email : [email protected]

  22. Mpcharlee

    January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Am not on only an upcoming comedian but am up side down corner front and back comedian, no try me o.

  23. olumeh kelvin

    June 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    i work in a 5star hotel,but ll love to get into comedy,even if na to start to dey carry SPEAKER.

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