Comedy and laughter, there’s nothing like it and thanks to Yvonne Orji we’ll be getting just that which is highly recommended and needed at the moment. Look, we recognize that these are probably the toughest times we as humanity have had to contend with in recent history but the continuous influx of bad news daily and with more people seemingly having a certain of flair for delivering it, is just, well, very depressing.
The world could use with a bit of joy, in fact there’s a lot of it needed currently. Enter the lovely Yvonne Orji, who thanks to HBO, officially has her first comedy special. For those familiar with the popular series, Insecure, will better know her as Molly. The special is all set for Showmax from tomorrow (6 July 2020) this followed after it first premiered on 1Magic last Friday (3 July 2020). Thanks to the Showmax team we got the opportunity to see it much much earlier.
In her first comedy special outing, Yvonne has the audience rolling with laughter as she brings her razor-sharp wit and confidence to the stage. Both celebrating and poking fun at her strict, formative Nigerian-American upbringing, Yvonne shares her unique journey from pre-med to comedy, talks about parental pressures to get married, and takes us along to Lagos to meet her family and friends.
It’s no secret how much we enjoy comedy and general laughter, comedy specials ensure the best of both. It’s also refreshing to see stand up comedy coming from a female instead of the usual suspects who are mostly male. Not to say there aren’t female comedians out there who have not done it, it’s just not as frequent as it should be.
Yvonne’s first comedy special is fresh and shot in a great way. The switch up between her actual performance and her home life in Nigeria is something we really enjoyed seeing, it helps give you insight into who she is and where she comes from in a genuine and authentic way. She’s also a natural in how she comes off in her performance which makes it hard to believe that it’s her first comedy special.
No doubt it’s the start of many more for her, remember the name Yvonne Orji, a proud African lady who is quickly making her mark on the international scene, in fact she has already. And if you want more from her then do also checkout her Backstories also from HBO.
Do yourself a favour and catch her comedy special, you will more than enjoy it. If you are especially looking for an escape away from the current state of things and depressing news then this is a great way to do so. Catch it on Showmax from tomorrow (06 July 2020).
Nigerian Comedians Using Their Talents to Aid In #EndPoliceBrutality Protest
Most Comedians in Nigeria in the quest to petition the government to end police brutality are using their talents mostly in the form of comedy skits.
Mr. Macaroni, TaoMi, Nasty Blaq, Broda Shaggi, Sydney talker amongst others are reminding every Nigerian youth not to get distracted, and not give up on the protest.
Across Nigeria, protests have erupted in Lagos, Delta, Abuja, Rivers States, and more states are still presently organized to protest the ongoing brutality of the police unit known as SARS now being changed to SWAT. The End SARS protest in Nigeria against police brutality is one that is to usher in a new Nigerian system devoid of all the negative things occurring in the country.
“The Government Of Ghana Hates Celebrities” – Comedian DKB Alledges [WATCH]
The latest guidlines on advertisement released by the Gaming Commission of Ghana to minimise exposure to minors where applicable and to ensure that advertisement by operators are conducted in a responsible manner devoid of promises of any predetermined outcomes have been subjected to public criticisms from celebrities who are asking for an empirical evidence, by statistics, of minors who are exposed to betting following an endorsement by a celebrity.
Ghanaian stand up Comedian, DKB, in a recent discussion with Dr Pounds on Hitz Gallery, has expressed a gross level of displeasure in the commission which is the sole regulatory entity for the gambling industry in Ghana for giving the various betting companies a cautionary advise to stop using celebrities, including musicians, actors, comedians, media personalities with huge social media presence to entice the public to gamble.
According to him, this decision from the Gaming Commission of Ghana practically means, government established institutions don’t seek for the wellfare of celebrities in Ghana. He revealed that, in the creative economy with less or no funding from the government, celebrities arguably make more money from the most lucrative celebrity endorsement deals than they generate from their various sectors, this he explained has become an even more important source of income in the era of COVID-19.
“The government of Ghana hates Ghana celebrities. Their passion is to take daily bread away from celebrities. What wrong did we do by becoming celebrities?
First you banned us from promoting alcohol and the monies were used to sign Nigerian celebrities. Now you banned us from promoting betting, very soon you’ll ban us from using flashy cars and phones.”
DKB stated that, rather than denying celebrities this business opportunities by protecting the interest of punters, customers and stakeholders, the commission should ensure that, advertisement by companies must contain warnings like “Gamble Responsibly”, “Only 18 Years”, “Gambling is Addictive” and any other warnings that may be prescribed by the commission as endorsement by celebrities does not directly suggest the patronization of the game by minors.
Nigerian Comedian, Nasty Blaq, Premieres His New Web Comic Series – Caravan [WATCH EPISODE 1]
Popular Nigerian comedian and content creator, Nastyblaq, has, through his production house, RedCup Cinemas, premiered the first episode of his much anticipated web comic series dubbed “Caravan”. Executively produced by Nasty Blaq and directed by Victor Giwa, the short series casts Seyi Awo, Ebisan Arayi, Fedelis TBoy etc.
It is a beginning of a new journey for Nasty Blaq as his quest to achieve his dream job was almost “marred” after being paired with his social media (Instagram) crush on set in the line of executing his assigned duty. The 9-minutes interesting comedy clip which happens to be the first video into the series tagged “The Introduction”.
DKB Makes A U-turn On His Decision To Quit Comedy
Popular Ghanaian comedian, Derrick Kobina Bonney, popularly known as DKB, has made a u-turn on his decision to quit comedy after he took to Twitter page to announce his readiness to retire from comedy due to hatred and disrespect.
DKB explained that his mental well-being was important to him—hence his decision to call it a quit. After his post was widely reported by entertainment websites in the country, DKB has revealed in a new post that his earlier post was just a prank to expose his enemies.
He wrote on Instagram: “Once in a while, you do a prank to expose your enemies. He really thought I was retiring, see the amount of hatred this blogger had harboured for me. I deliberately covered their website so they don’t get free promo.
“Imagine such a fool will call you for an interview and you will waste fuel to honour it, little do you know that he is a dreaded enemy.”
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