Nigerian comedian, Basketmouth, has ewonthe Pan African comedian of the year at the 2018 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards. The event took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday.
The comedian, whose real name is Bright Okpocha, is winning the award for the second time, took to Instagram to express his happiness about the award.
“Thank you @comicschoice @savannacider for this….I truly appreciate you guys, and to all my peeps that voted for me. You guys rock. #SavannaCCA #Back2Back.”
The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards is the annual gathering of top players in the South African stand-up comedy industry. Handing out plaques in only 12 categories, the award is highly prestigious.
Carvin Goldstone won the Savanna comic of the year award while David Kaul took the comedy giant award for his decades of service to the industry.
Siya Seya, a South African comedian and writer, won the 2018 native tongue award while Gino Fernandez won the best friend of comedy award.
Loyiso Gola took home the 2018 game changer award Pieter-Dirk Uys earned the lifetime achiever plaque.
The Savanna Comics’ Choice flying solo award went to Carvin Goldstone while Kagiso Lediga took home the pen award.