Basketmouth features in special comedy Central EP
… Drops ‘Trolls’ Featuring Blaqbonez
Celebrity Comedian, Basketmouth, once again served up his rib-cracking wits in a special humorous Extended Playlist (EP) alongside African entertainers, to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.
In a rare offering, the EP, which is hosted by Comedy Central, also features South African entertainers such as Mashabela Galane, Mpumi, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Kurt Darren, Leah, Donald and Robot Boii.
Tapping Nigerian rap sensation, Blaqbonez, on the track ‘Trolls’, Basketmouth blends his comical wits on the Duktor Sett-produced record, serving up an exciting and rib-cracking sonic delight. The music video of the track, which was directed by Khris Burton, features cameo appearances from comedy sensations Romeo, NasBoy, Nasty Blaq, Kolomon, and Brain Jotter.
“I am greatly honoured to have worked on this project because it combines two great loves of mine, Comedy and Music, and allows me to shine a fun light on Nigeria. There is no better day than Independence Day to drop this addition to the Comedy Central EP as it really does highlight how far we have come as artists and people, as a country and as a continent,” Basketmouth said.
Commenting on the new development, Dillon Khan, Vice President, Comedy Central Africa, said, “It’s the diversity of heritage on the African continent that inspired our creative team to reinvent’ ‘funny”. Comedy provides us the license to push the envelope by expressing the realities of life in a satirical manner that will either make you roar with laughter or cringe from the artist’s authenticity of storytelling. This campaign’s intent is for all of us to pause and reflect on life with our funny bones. As with all our VCNA initiatives during the pandemic, we are committed to the continued investment in our amazing local talents and providing the continent’s comedians and musicians a platform to showcase their authentic art and storytelling.”
Senior Channels Manager, ViacomCBS Networks Africa, Solafunmi Sosanya, also added that “Comedy Central Africa has been able to bring laughter and comic relief into many spaces. We are especially proud of the diverse group of artists featured on this EP. Basketmouth is a great addition to the project that underlines our impact across the continent. The October 1 release is the perfect celebration of Nigeria’s independence, its people, and all that they represent; happiness, joy and lots of talent.”
The music video for ‘Trolls’, alongside other offerings from the EP will be available to view on Comedy Central Africa’s YouTube page and will air on Comedy Central Africa (Channel 122 on DSTV) from Friday, October 1, 2021.