Lifestyle Company, MTN Nigeria last Friday, took the art of comedy to another level entirely with the launch of a new service, Comedy+, the first-of-its kind in Nigeria.
Comedy+ aggregates comedy contents in six categories: skit, animation, stand-up comedy, episodes, pranks and live comedy. Subscribers can access these contents and keep up with their favorite comedians by downloading the app on their mobile phones from the respective app stores.
An initial 1 month free access period is available upon first time download and log-in by sending COMEDY to 2100. Subsequent access is subscription based. The app can also be downloaded via comedy.mtnonline.com
Old comedy videos and skits from popular Nigerian comedians are available on the platform while upcoming comedians have the opportunity to build their fan base via the app by uploading their contents on it.
The platform was launched at a convivial ceremony at Club Rumours in Victoria Island and it had in attendance, some of Nigeria’s finest witty minds such as Koffi, Saka, Nedu, Ushbebe, Emmaohmygod, Senator, Etinosa, Longmancomedian, MCShakara, Stillringing, Mark Angel, Monica Friday, Wofaifada, Josh2funny, Ebiye, Deeone, Bellokreb, Romeowj.
Pioneers of the comedy industry, Opa William and Ali Baba who attended the event were specially recognized with awards for their immense contribution to the growth of the comedy industry
For the horde of comedians present at the event, Comedy+ is welcome initiative that will provide adequate exposure and reward for their talent. They were all in agreement that Comedy+ is a befitting reward platform for their creativity that is coming at the time when the comedy industry needs coordination.