NIGERIAN COMEDY AWARDS IS HERE TO STAY; AWARD TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER.
Preparation for the maiden edition of the Nigerian Comedy Awards is in top gear. The award according to the production company, Maverick Multi-media is been planned to be a world class event, hence the reason why the original date had been shifted many times. The award is now billed to hold in December at the Muson Centre, Onikan, lagos. Throwing more lights on the position of things, the producer of the award, Biodun Caston-Dada stated that, “we have resolve to stage a world-class Comedy Awards and there is no going back on the award, because the comedy business had blown beyond our expectation and it’s one of the formidable arms of the Nigerian entertainment industry. Nigerian comedians deserve to be honoured in a grand style and we are living no stone unturned to achieve these objectives. We are not just staging the award for awarding sake, but we are producing an award that will add values to the comedy business and this can be attest to by award slogan: “Earn this, Earn Respect!”, he explained.
Though response from corporate bodies had been slow but we are getting some responses from some companies that have showed interest in the award and are willing to partner us on this project. However, because of the change in date, the registration for the award had been extended to www.nigeriancomedyawards.com.. registration form can be downloaded at the award’s official website,
Prior to the main event, there are plans in the pipeline to stage an interactive comedy seminar themed “COMEDY – NOT A LAFFN MATTAS” where the young comedians will have the opportunity to mingle and interact with establish comedians and various topics will be discuss on how to take the comedy business to the next level.
The Nigerian Comedy Awards is positioned to uplift the Nigerian comedian and locate him favorably amongst his peers. Being a first edition, the organizers are set to honour comedy legends that have made Nigerians laugh in the past and healed their many pains. Inductees into the Comedy Hall Of Fame include Chika Okpala aka Chief Zebrudaya alias 430, Night Of A Thousand Laughs’ Opa Williams, Ali Baba, John Chukwu and Sam Loco Efe. honor will be given to the late Danjuma Mohammed and Gbenga Adeboye.
Honors are to be given out in categories including Best Comedy Album, Best TV Drama, Best Radio Show, The Funniest Movie Of The Year and Comedian Of The Year. “We realize that most people have come to see comedy and comedians only in the light of stand-up comics. But there are funny people everywhere around us. On the tube, on the radio, in all mediums. We want to use this as an opportunity to set the records straight while giving honor to whom it is due.”
In addition to this, the Best Upcoming Comedian will also drive home in a brand new car.
In order to have a successful event, Maverick Multi-media have also engaged the services of young but fledging marketing company, Rubis Ink led by Esther Ijewere.