- Actor Samuel Otigba recently called out some Nigerian comedians on their habit on joking about sensitive topics including ra'pe, se'xism and disability
- In a thread shared on his Twitter page, the actor stated that he was recently at a show and Nigerian comedian Seyi Law, joked about the case of Busola Dakolo
- Otigba also criticised other comedians who body shame people just to crack jokes
Actor Samuel Otigba has called out Nigerian comedians who make it a duty to joke about sensitive topics. In a lengthy post shared on Twitter, the actor shared some 'insensitive jokes' he heard while he attended a show recently and he adviced that comedians should quit going that route everytime they get on stage to perform.
Otigba who experienced first hand how these Nigerian comedians play a major role in downplaying vices such as ra'pe, se'xism and body shaming by making jokes about it stated that such topics are not to be made light of whether it will make people laugh or not.
He revealed that during the show in which he noticed this, Seyi Law made a joke about the case Busola Dakolo while she was sitting there. He also mention how another comedian, Whitewhale body shamed Nollywood actresses and thought it was alright because his jokes were funny.
Read his posts below:
Many agreed with him and stated that the problem has been around for a long time and comedians don't seem to be learning anything.
Here are some reactions below:
Meanwhile, popular Nigerian comedian Ali Baba shared on his social media platform his thoughts on career choices of certain individuals and happenings in the country.
According to him, his father at the time had disowned him because he did not see any viable future in his chosen career path which was comedy.
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