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Prime Video to Launch Its First Unscripted African Original, "LOL: Last One Laughing Naija," on July 14, Hosted by Nigeria's King of Comedy, Basketmouth
Today, Prime Video reveals the much-anticipated all-star lineup made up of Nigeria's top-tier comedy acts: Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Mr Funny, KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki.

[via press release from Amazon]

Prime Video To Launch Its First Unscripted African Original, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, on July 14, Hosted by Nigeria's King of Comedy, Basketmouth

Prime Video reveals the highly anticipated all-star lineup for the unscripted Nigerian Original, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, launching July 14

Basketmouth leads an all-star cast of Nigerian comedians and entertainers: Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Mr Funny, KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki

Prime Video offers customers a selection of local Nigerian Originals and Nollywood titles, as well as popular global Amazon Originals and Exclusives like Gangs of Lagos, Brotherhood, Battle on Buka Street, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, and Riches, all for 2,300 NGN per month

CULVER CITY, California - June 29, 2023 - Today, Prime Video announced its first unscripted African Original, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, will launch on July 14, hosted by Nigeria's king of comedy, Basketmouth. The six-part series is a unique, unpredictable, unscripted comedy, which follows the successful adaptation of Prime Video's global smash-hit comedy franchise currently produced in over 20 countries and territories worldwide, including Canada, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa - hosted by Trevor Noah and launching early next year.

The series will see Basketmouth pit 10 of Nigeria's best comedy and entertainment stars against one another in a celebrity showdown where anything can happen. Today, Prime Video reveals the much-anticipated all-star lineup made up of Nigeria's top-tier comedy acts: Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Mr Funny, KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki.

"Our audiences are going to love seeing a series full of incredible Nigerian humour and comedic talent with this A-List lineup of comedians, who will test each other's limits in the pursuit of laughter in LOL: Last One Laughing," said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video. "We're proud to be bringing Prime Video customers a genre most loved and consumed by Nigerian audiences around the world."

"LOL: Last One Laughing is a global hit for Prime Video, and that's why we're excited to bring its very own version to customers in Nigeria," said Ned Mitchell, head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video. "As the first unscripted African Original to launch on Prime Video, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija continues to set the tone and standard of the authentic Nigerian stories and genres we want to share with our audiences at home and abroad, and our commitment to the local TV and film industry."

The six-part series will follow the group of comedians as they compete to be the Last One Laughing. For six hours, there is only one rule: if you laugh, you lose. The last comedian to remain straight-faced will be the winner, and will be able to donate 40M NGN to a local charity of their choice. The top comedic lineup will bring every comedy trick they have to make each other laugh whilst resisting the urge to laugh themselves.

The series is produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with Nigeria's LiveSpot360 Productions and will be available on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. The six-part series will launch with two episodes streaming back-to-back each week over a three-week period from July 14-28. The series will be available on Dolby Atmos for customers with compatible setups for an enhanced viewing and audio experience.

LOL: Last One Laughing Naija builds on Prime Video's commitment to deliver local and authentic African films and series to a global audience, including an exclusive overall deal with the director and producer of Gangs of Lagos and Brotherhood, Jáde Osiberu and her production company Greoh Studios. As well as an exclusive commissioning slate deal with Nemsia Films, beginning with Breath of Life, launching later this year. Prime Video is also the home of some of Nigeria's biggest theatrical movies, with exclusive licencing agreements with Inkblot and Anthill Studios, bringing customers box-office hits King of Thieves; Hey, You!; and Palava!, as well as TV series Beyond the Veil and Grind.

The Nigerian content supports Prime Video's selection of global Amazon Original and Exclusive series and movies, such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Citadel, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, Riches, and Coming 2 America.

To watch the selection of entertainment available on Prime Video in Nigeria, customers can sign up for a Prime Video Nigeria subscription for 2,300 NGN per month, after a free trial, by visiting www.primevideo.com. Prime Video members can stream, download, and watch anytime, anywhere through the Prime Video app on compatible mobile devices, tablets, Smart TVs, or online at PrimeVideo.com. Customers can control the amount of data they use by selecting Good, Better, or Best streaming quality or download on their mobile device for offline viewing later.


About Prime Video - Nigeria

Prime Video offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies - all available to watch on practically any device:

Included with Prime Video: Think global Amazon Original and Exclusive series such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Boys, The Wheel of Time, Daily Jones and The Six, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Riches, as well as critically acclaimed Amazon Original movies like Coming 2 America, The Tomorrow War, and exclusive Nigerian Originals and Nollywood movies and TV series, such as Gangs of Lagos, Brotherhood, King of Thieves, Battle on Buka Street, Sista, The Men's Club, Christmas in Miami, Hey, You!, Superstar, Palava!, Progressive Tailors Club, Bad Comments, Badamasi, Beyond the Veil, Grind, and much more. All available at no additional cost as part of Prime Video, which is available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Instant Access: Watch at home or on the go with your choice of hundreds of compatible devices. Stream from the web or using the Prime Video app on compatible smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or select smart TVs.

Enhanced Experiences: Control how much data you use when streaming and downloading video by choosing between Good, Better and Best visual quality settings, all of which utilise Prime Video's state of the art video compression technology to use less data without reducing visual quality. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing. Make the most of every viewing with High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. With Dolby Atmos, customers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, feeling closer to the action and the talents involved.

MTN: MTN customers can also sign up to a Prime Video Mobile Edition subscription for 800 NGN per month, and enjoy a 30-day free trial with 2.5GB of Prime Video data, courtesy of MTN at www.play.mtn.ng/primevideo. Customers with a Prime Video Mobile Edition subscription can stream and download the full Prime Video catalogue in standard definition, from their mobile, anytime on the Prime Video app.

  [june 2023]  


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