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Alibaba Dedicates Award To Baba Suwe, Sam Loco, Nkem Owoh, ‘Samanja’

Nigerian comedy icon, Ali Baba, has dedicated his award of Excellence for Social Impact and Entertainment he received in recognition of his three-decade long career in the industry to veterans like Baba Suwe, Baba Sala, Nkem Owoh, among others.

Born Atunyota Alleluia Akpoborome, the producer of ‘Alibaba’s Spontaneity’ received the award at The Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja from Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Ali Baba was selected for his support for the entertainment sector, which was identified as a key vector of the government’s Micro, Medium and Small Scale Enterprise Initiative.

However, he took to Instagram to eulogise other veterans in the comedy industry who have in one way or the other contributed to the growth of comedy industry in Nigeria.

Others he dedicated his award to are Tunji Sotimirin, Papi Luwe, Friday Agbontine, Boma Orokosima, John Chukwu, Jude AwayAway, Zebrudaya, Ehi Enakimion, Patrick Doyle, Jose Ajoboye, Wale Adenuga, Gringory, Gbenga Adeboye, Jagua, Patrick Itioghen, Bisi Olatilo, Sam Loco Efe, Nkem Owoh and Samanja. 

“I dedicate this award to all the forerunners before us…#TunjiSotimirin#PapiLuwe#BabaSala #FridayAgbontine#BomaOrokosima #JohnChukwu#JudeAwayAway #Zebrudaya#EhiEnakimion #PatrickDoyle#BabaSuwe #JoseAjoboye#WaleAdenuga #Gringory#GbengaAdeboye #Jagua#PatrickItioghen #BisiOlatilo#SamLocoEfe #NkemOwoh#Samanja… _
“They paved the way in Comedy, and gave us an in road that then led us to Stand Up Comedy, till we created a sector, that could stand shoulder to shoulder with other major sectors in the entertainment industry.”
“This award also goes to Our colleagues who started with us but are not here with us any more, to Stand up, to be recognised… #CDJohn #Abagana#mohammeddanjuma…”

For the better part of thirty years, Alibaba has been the light-source for the business of comedy and developing a path that multiple generations have toed ever since. Whilst he was still growing himself, he took a number of comedians and comperes under his wings, many of whom have gone on to own successful entertainment businesses.

 

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I dedicate this award to all the forerunners before us… #TunjiSotimirin? #PapiLuwe #BabaSala #FridayAgbontine #BomaOrokosima #JohnChukwu #JudeAwayAway #Zebrudaya #EhiEnakimion #PatrickDoyle #BabaSuwe #JoseAjoboye #WaleAdenuga #Gringory #GbengaAdeboye #Jagua #PatrickItioghen #BisiOlatilo #SamLocoEfe #NkemOwoh #Samanja… _ They paved the way in Comedy, and gave us an in road that then led us to Stand Up Comedy, till we created a sector, that could stand shoulder to shoulder with other major sectors in the entertainment industry. _ This award also goes to Our colleagues who started with us but are not here with us any more, to Stand up, to be recognised… #CDJohn #Abagana #mohammeddanjuma… _ We are just starting…

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