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Prime Video’s Last One Laughing Naija debuts

GLOBAL streaming giant, Prime Video yesterday hit the screen with its first unscripted African original, Last One Laughing Naija (LOL)

 Hosted by Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth, the six-part series is a unique, unpredictable comedy, following the successful adaptation of Prime Video’s global comedy franchise currently produced in over 20 countries. 

The all-star lineup of comedians includes Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Sabinus, KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki.

 Speaking exclusively with The Guardian, Senator said it took him some time to resolve the show’s concept and he was worried how he survived it with so many talented people under the same roof. “I know most of the cast and how crazy they can be.”

 For Taaoma, she did not have any tactic going in but almost cracked when Aki and Pawpaw were introduced into the house. “It is an exciting show and I didn’t know how it would pan out but it came out well and I was laughing all through. This is the first of its kind in Nigeria, so it is a big deal.

Buchi stated that he does not like watching himself on TV; hence it was a lot of pressure to watch. “But I can say confidently that we (the cast) were laughing from start to finish and I can only imagine how funny it would be to viewers.”

On his part, IGoSave revealed that the hardest part “was controlling myself from laughing because I knew it was a game and if I laughed, I was going out. So, I laughed inside myself but it was very hard for me to hold myself back.”

Given the opportunity, the trio said the game show is something they want to do again, adding that it was a great start for the comedy scene. They hope Nigerians fall in love with the show and its concept as it is the only way to keep it going.

The winner of the show will win N40 million, which will be donated to a selected charity that was picked beforehand.

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