By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
The maiden edition of Nigeria Comedy Awards finally took place on Sunday 24″ September 2023, at Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The event which recognized the outstanding contributions by certain individuals and organisations, into Nigeria’s Comedy industry ended on a high note.
The event recognised ‘Revelation of the YearLayi Wasabi, Posthumous Award – Sam Loco Efe and Gbenga Adeboye, ‘Best Comedy Kid’ – Kiriku, and ‘Best Comedy Cartoonist – Dada Adekola, for which all five each received #1million in addition to their plaques.
It was hosted by the multitalented Kiekie, with exciting music performances by Tuface Idibia, and 9ice; electrifying dance drama by Segun Adefila’s Crown Troupe of Africa; and hilarious standup comedy by Akpororo, and Damola; while the Chairman of wapTV – Wale Adenuga MFR marked his 75 birthday, and launched his biography book titled ‘The Unusual Biography of Wale Adenuga MFR; A Pencil in the Hand of the Creator’ which is currently available on Amazon and several E-Book platforms with physical copies soon to be announced.
Wole Adenuga, the Co-Executive Producer, Nigeria Comedy Awards, appreciated the immense support from Lagos State Government, Indomie Noodles, Airtel, Malta Guinness, Peak Milk, and Fanta who partnered with us to ensure that the event surpassed even our highest expectations.
“The names of all winners, as well as several photos and videos from the event, are now on our Instagram platforms @nigeriacomedyawards and @waptvchannel, while the entire recorded event would soon be available to watch on several television channels as well as online”
“The 2023 edition of the annual Nigeria Comedy Awards was organized by wapTV – Nigeria’s foremost Family Entertainment Channel on a network of DStv 262, StarTimes 116, GOtv 129, FreeTV 751, and Play 275; with massive media support from Filmhouse Cinemas, AIT Network, Royal Roots TV, Pop Central, African Movie Channel, Rave TV, Marketing Edge, Royal Roots Cinemas, Smooth 98.1FM, Goldmyne TV, Kennis 104.1FM, Royal Roots 107.1FM, Brand Communicator, and other media organisations,” he said.