One of Nigeria’s topmost stand-up comedians and actors, Atunyota Akpobome, better known as Ali Baba, has announced the date for his forthcoming O2 Indigo comedy show in London.
The 53-year-old wordsmith revealed that his show would be coming up on August 25, 2019, at O2 Indigo and would be featuring Tuface Ididbia, Gbenga Adeyinka, Kenny Blaq, Dan the Humorous among others, as guest entertainers.
“The Line-up is crazy! You have Kenny Blaq, Dan the Humorous, Gbenga Adeyinka, Tes Elias, You have En Even, Kojo would all be on the bill,” the veteran comedian said while detailing his show in an Instagram video.
“Tuface Idibia would be crowning the show and bringing his musical talents, experience to bear. August 25 at the O2 Indigo. Be ready for the red carpet. Come in your evening dresses and Tuxedos. It’s going to be a blast, Oscar style.”
Dubbed ‘the godfather of Nigerian comedy’, Ali Baba has made a name for himself and earned numerous awards as a stand-up comedian over the course of his career which has spanned up to 30 years.
He has supported, mentored and presented several comedians, helping to ensure that standards are maintained and professionalism encouraged.
Despite his much-acclaimed clout in the industry, Ali Baba is not looking to rest on his oars just yet but remains an entertainer, a master of ceremonies, a radio show host, motivational speaker, photographer, and writer.
“I want to remain on top of my performance every time; I don’t want people to be like, ‘ah, I thought you said he’s the best’. So, I’m still taking things very seriously,” Ali Baba had reportedly once said.