- Nigeria Comedy Awards' maiden edition went down on Sunday, September 24, in the Victoria Island area of Lagos
- Child comedian Kiriku won the Best Comedy Kid award, while Layi Wasabi bagged the Revelation of the Year award
- Videos of music stars 2Baba and 9ice performing at the show also trended on social media
- Kiriku's brother Umbrella Boy in a chat with Legit.ng's Olumide Alake expressed excitement over his win
It was a special moment of recognition in the comedy industry as the maiden edition of the Nigeria Comedy Awards took place on Sunday, September 24, 2023, at Eko Conference Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos state.
Some of the big names in the comedy industry, from the likes of Ali Baba and Basketmouth to the likes of Taaooma and Broda Shaggi, among others, stormed the event in style.
Music was not left out as veteran singers 2Baba and 9ice thrilled the audience with some of their hit songs.
One of the highlights of the show saw skit maker Layi Wasabi win the Revelation of the Year Award with a N1 million grand prize.
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Watch the moment Layi Wasabi received his award below:
Popular child celebrity Kiriku also bagged an award for Best Comedy Kid with a N1 million prize.
Watch the video as Kiriku received his award below:
Watch the video from 2Baba's performance below:
Below is a video from 9ice's performance:
Late actor Sam Loco was also honoured at the event.
Others who bagged awards include Broda Shaggi, Basketmouth and the popular Papa Ajasco crew.
Below is a picture of Papa Ajasco crew posing with their award:
Fans react as Layi Wasabi wins award
Legit.ng captured some of the comments, as many said the skit maker deserved the award.
"Well deserved oshogbo oroki ."
"Absolutely well deserved Layi wey dey light up my mood."
"The Law You too don try."
"Our own lawyer."
Winning an award at the Nigeria Comedy Awards feels good - Kiriku's brother
Umbrella Boy revealed it was the second award Kiriku had won in two weeks.
"It feels good. This is his second award, he won young and promising star kid last two weeks."
What Layi Wasabi said about Ayra Starr
Layi Wasabi, in an interview, talked about the people he admires in the industry.
On Ayra, Layi revealed that she looks at him in a way that he likes on Instagram. He, however, added that he had never met her.