The maiden edition of the Eko Comedy festival will hold Sunday, May 25, 2017, at EKO Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Organiser of the festival, Tunde Adewale of First Class Entertainment, revealed that the show will be a platform to showcase talent, celebrate legends, among other activities.
The festival is a timely intervention to restructure the comedy industry while preparing the market for a future that can see comedy contribute remarkably to Nigeria and Africa’s GDP, Adewale noted.
The festival’s theme is ‘Maximising Nigerian Comedy for Economic Development’.
“The industry will now welcome its first festival, a much-needed platform to discuss past, present and future issues and opportunities, showcase talent, celebrate legends, buy and sell, and teach.”
“Our industry has indeed come of age, thriving through many generations and genres. ECOFEST is a celebration of the Nigerian comedy industry, and we’re glad that our debut coincides with the 50th anniversary of our host state, Lagos,” said Adewale.
By Tony Nwanne