Famous King of comedy, Ali Baba is out with another first as he announces the debut of his Ali Baba’s January 1st Concert on Tuesday.
Ali Baba said his decision to host a concert of that magnitude on the first day of the year in 2015 was carefully thought out as it has been in the making for ten years.
The unusual comedy show which comes up on January 1, 2015 at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos will be a mix of comedy and music.
According to him, there will be a pre-show from 4pm to 6pm before the main show starts at 6pm.
“The pre-show is included to give new talents in comedy the opportunity to showcase their craft,” said Ali Baba.
In addition he said the essence of the show is to offer lovers of comedy and music a new way to celebrate and welcome a New Year.
“I have attended several shows in the country and what I have noticed, most of the times, is that they follow the same pattern. Different acts come on stage at intervals and do their individual business. But I believe Nigerians deserve much more. In other words, Nigerians deserve something different, something out of the ordinary. But most importantly, Nigerians need to be entertained with jokes woven around issues that everyone is familiar with. The issues will range from politics to sports and to major events that made headlines in the year past.”
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The show will also feature 24 comedians who will cracking interesting jokes on issues of the past year, 2014.
“In the first act,12 comedians will do a review of the year 2014 through their jokes. It is for us to take a funny look at what happened in 2014. We are going beyond just chronicling the events that took place in 2014. The second act tagged Roast and Toast will be a review of people. We plan to feature some musicians. Jay One will open the show. We are working on a surprise guest too.”
The king of comedy said Ali Baba’s January 1st show will be a yearly event to celebrate Nigerians who are the first to have groundbreaking achievements.
“We are going to give people the first award. By this I mean people who are the first to achieve something great in their fields. For instance the first female chief justice, the first Nobel Laureate, first chartered account amongst others. We also hope to give a million naira to a student with first class and a first car to a family.”