Ace comedian, Saint Aboki, has said that the comedy industry is not getting the maximum support it requires to take entertainment to the next level in Port Harcourt and Rivers State as a whole.
Aboki lamented that the lack of support is the reason not much seems to be happening in the city unlike what it is obtainable in Lagos and Abuja, noting that more needs to be done to boost the industry and to enable more comedians succeed in their act.
On whether Port Harcourt-based comedians are planning for shows in the yuletide, he said there is something in the offing through a group known as ‘PH comedians’funny guys.com, comprising over 100 members and that it will be the group’s first end of the year show this year.
Aboki in a chat with The Tide further said, “There is no general event for PH comedians, we have never had a joint comedy show, it is usually individual shows which is always graced by fellow comedians.
“We are only planning for end of the year, it will be the first of its kind. Although it is just a suggestion and we are yet to know if it will hold,” he said, but expressed the hope that they will get the needed support for the event to fly.
The ace comedian also said that they are doing their best to encourage one another through a forum which comprises of entertainers, but the challenges entertainers are facing in Port Harcourt is forcing some to move out of the city to places like Lagos which is crowded.
“One of the challenges facing entertainment in Port Harcourt is lack of encouragement from the Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Youth development and so on.
“Comedians in Port Harcourt are doing their best but we need firms, organizations and industries to support us because companies support entertainers in some states but here, we take care of the bills and eventually people attend the show for free which is not encouraging,” Aboki lamented
He said Port Harcourt residents also patronize strangers more than home grown acts, saying “Most mega events in PH are being hosted by people outside like AY show, Akpororo, Basket mouth and even a night of thousand laugh, come to PH yearly to make millions of naira from us and they patronize people from other cities than people that are making it happen in the city.
“It is only few comedians like of K.O Baba, Prince Hezekahia and Arinze Baba that have built themselves and try to mingle within and outside the shore of Port Harcourt,” he said.
By: Agnes Onwuegbu
I’m Eager To Find Love Again -Tiwa Savage
Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, has declared her desire to find love and experience once again. The Koroba Crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to be found and pampered with love.
Tiwa shared a picture of herself as she looked gorgeously dressed in a beautifully tailored pink dress for Toyin Lawani’s wedding reception. She captioned it ‘somebody’s son will find me one day.
Savage was married to Tunji Balogun popularly know as Tee Billz Balogun on November 23, 2013 the couple held their traditional marriage at the Ark in Lekki, while their white wedding was held on April 26,2014 at the Armani Hotel, Dubai.
In 2015, Tiwa gave birth to her first child with Tee Billz. However, in 2016 the singer announced the crash of her marriage as she accused her husband of financial recklessness, drug addiction and abandonment.
Burna Boy Drinks From Grammy Award Plaque
It is no news that Burna Boy was nominated by the organisers of the grammy awards event and won the award with his popular album Twice As Tall. The award remains a highlight for all the nominations, awards won and every other achievement so far in his musical career.
The self acclaimed African Giant was out clubbing with friends over the weekend and made sure to take along his grammy award plague. In the viral video which surfaced on the internet, the kilometer singer was seen in the club in the company of friends as they celebrated his taking receipt of his grammy win.
In the course of their celebration Odogwu held out the gold plague as champaign was poured into it after which he drank the entire content. The video has gone viral and got social media users talking and expressing diverse opinions, while a popular boy has criticised the Afro fusion singer for taking his plague to a club, noting he and his plague have begun a nation wide tour and may visit all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria.
Social media users have become defence ministers for Burna Boy and they have slammed the blog while hailing the artite, noting the grammy win was well deserved and he can celebrate and do whatever makes him happy with his plague.
Dansonko said: “Celebrate your wins, you worked for it, you deserve it and no one can tell you otherwise.
Alibaba, Banky W, Others Attend Wizkid’s Debut Album’s 10th Anniversary
On June 12, 2021, Grammy Award winning music star, Wizkid celebrated the 10th anniversary of his debut album, ‘Super Star’. In a documentary shared on Wizkid’s insa stories, industry giants like Bankyw, Alibaba, Femi Kuti, Basket Mouth and others took turns to speak on the 30-year-old singers evolution since his successful debut.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the album under BankyW’s Eme, Wizkid released a docu-series titled. “A super star’ made in Lagos on his you tube page and shared across his social media handles.
Speaking in the docu-series, wizkid reflects on his childhood, recalling his early days in Surelere and being the last child of his parents. Wizkid took time to share his experience in BankyW’s Enyire Maths Entertainment (EME) which signed him and released the album.
“Getting signed to Bankyw was one of the amazing things that happened to me, it was just an amazing moment for me, it changed my life,” Wizkid said.
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