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Lasisi, Mr. Macaroni, Taaooma, Mark Angel, others top skit creators list: Report

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An Abuja-based research institute, Africa Polling Institute (API) has listed popular comedians Broda Shaggi, Mark Angel Comedy, Mr. Macaroni and Taaooma as Nigeria’s top skit comedians and digital content creators.

Lasisi Elenu, MC Casino, Nedu Mallam Musa, Woli Agba, Omo Ibadan and Bosho also made the top ten list.

Prof. Bell Ihua, Executive Director of the institute, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja, said that the findings were derived from a survey which sampled opinions of no fewer than 1,521 Nigerians.

According to him, the survey which was conducted between October and November 2020, was done using a stratified random sampling technique in selecting the respondents.

He added that the report titled “Skit Economy: An Assessment of Digital Content Creators in Nigeria” sought the views of Nigerians regarding the rise of comedy skits, their viewership and who they considered their top skit comedians in the country.

The executive director noted that the study represented a novel attempt to understand ‘a seemingly under-research space’, which had so far contributed to the economic growth of the nation and mental wellbeing of citizens.

“From the study, we found out that 67 percent of Nigerians say they watch comedy skits, with 45 percent saying they watch them once in a while and 29 per cent a few times a week.

“65 percent of Nigerians consider comedy skits funny and entertaining, while 20 percent consider them quite informative.

“An average of 88 percent of Nigerians agree that comedy skits are useful in creating awareness on social trends, correcting societal ills and creating job opportunities,” he said.

Mr. Ihua added that the study also got the views of some skit comedians and producers and findings revealed that lack of financial assistance from the government and private sector were identified as key issues bedeviling the growth of the sector.

According to him, other factors include; high cost of production, poor electricity and excessive taxes on social media platforms.

“Skit comedians however, urge the government and private sector to support them, in order for Nigeria to reap the benefits of showcasing the country’s talents, as well as alleviating poverty through creation of wealth and jobs,” he said.

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BBNaija Ka3na says she has no plans to remarry

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ka3na has revealed that she has no plans to remarry.

The reality TV star who recently lost her hubby posted this on her X.com (formerly Twitter) on Thursday morning.

She refuted reports in her post that she had divorced her spouse before his death, stating that she was lawfully and traditionally married to Mr. Jones and that she is now a widow. Ka3na went on to say that she would continue to use her husband’s name and that she had no plans to remarry.

See her post below:

“Public Announcement:

“I believe it is necessary for me to clarify a misconception that has been circulating amongst the public. There are individuals who falsely claim that I was divorced from my late husband prior to his untimely passing. This is entirely untrue. I was legally and traditionally married to Mr. Jones, and I am now his widow. I have no intention of remarriage or changing my marital status by dropping my husband’s name.

“I kindly request that everyone respects this statement and refrains from spreading any form of misinformation.”

 

Sincerely,

Ms. Katrina Jones

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Bring Back Our Old Dollar Price – Comedian I Go Save To FG

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Following the return to Old national anthem, Nigerian comedian, I Go Save, has taken to social media to pose an important question to Federal government, saying they should bring back the old dollar price.

He stated this on Thursday, May 30th via his Instagram page story where he posted things Nigerian government should consider in their current administration.

Taking to his Instagram page story, I Go Save wrote, “Since Una don bring back old national anthem; can you people bring back our old dollar price, old fuel price, old flight prompt operating style, old taxation, old security standards.” See the screenshot of his post below:

Old dollar price

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I worked as tout after I ran away from home – Singer Oxlade

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Nigerian singer Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, better known as Oxlade, has revealed that he once worked as a tout after he ran away from home to pursue his music career.

According to him, he sold bus tickets—a job of motor park touts, popularly called “agbero.”

In a recent interview, the music star disclosed that he had to leave home because his lecturer dad didn’t initially support his decision to be a musician.

He said: “Honestly, he [my dad] was indifferent at first. But my stubbornness and consistency paid off [laughs].

“I ran away from the house at some point in my life to pursue music personally. And I had to do all sorts of stuff to survive. Selling bus tickets and selling foods at parties.”

Stressing that he is from the ‘streets of Surulere’ in Lagos, he avowed that “if you can survive in Surulere, you can survive anywhere.”

He added that the experience he had in the ghetto helped him make better decisions.

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Credit: Daily Post

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