Basketmouth, Bright Okpocha, a household name in the Nigerian comedy industry, has been picked by Nigeria Originals Prime Video to host Last One Laughing Naija (LOL).
During the show that will start on July 14, Okpocha will pit ten best Nigerian comedians against one another, featuring Okey Bakassi, Gandoki, Acapella, Kiekie, Buchi and others.
The show will comprise six-part series of unscripted comedy following adapting Prime Video’s global comedy franchise being currently produced in over 20 countries and territories worldwide, including Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and Mexico played by Trevor Noah.
Head of Nigeria Originals Prime Video, Wangi Mba-Uzeukwu, expressed that, their pride is in “bringing Prime Video customers a genre most local and consumed by Nigerian audiences around the world.”
While Head of African and Middle East Originals Prime Video, Ned Mitchell, said, “LOL is a global hit for Prime Video and that is why we are excited to bring its very own version to customers in Nigeria.
Mitchell added, “As the first unscripted African original to launch on Prime Video, LOL continues to set the tone and standard of the authentic Nigerian stories and genres we want to share with audiences at home and abroad, and our commitment to the local TV and film industries.”
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