Pop star, David Adeleke, (Davido)
Popular song star, David Adeleke, famously known by his brand name Davido is set to be the very first Nigerian panelist on Comedy Central Roast.
Remember that comedy Central Roast is a popular American TV series which features a selected panel, consisting of the celebrity’s peers as well other well-known comedians, who comically trash any `honoured guest’ both personally and professionally.
Since the year 2010, Comedy Central affiliates outside the United States of America including Africa as a whole, have produced their own ‘roasts’ from time to time.
In the past, ‘roasted’ (featured) celebrities include William Shatner, Bruce Willis, Flavor Flav, Pamela Anderson, David Hasselhoff, and Denis Leary.
However, the organisers of the show disclosed in a recent statement that Davido will be in line with other celebrities like Pierre and Moshe, Francois Van Coke, Mark Fish, Nina Hastie, Moonchild Sanelly, Joey Rasdien, Papa Penny and Pearl Thusi (Roast Master).
Making remarks on his inclusion to the show, Davido noted thus, “I’m such a big fan of Comedy Central, this is going to be a hilarious night. I’m ready, Africa are you ready? This is a Roast so nothing is off limits!”
The Executive President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), Mr. Alex Okosi, said further, “At VIMN Africa, we continuously evolve and innovate content to create unique and engaging experiences for our audiences that drive culture. In a continental first, this Comedy Central Roast now transcends boundaries by welcoming Africa’s international star, Davido, to the panel.”
Also, worthy of note is the fact that the organisers went in to maintain the Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax, will surely come to The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg, South Africa on February 21.