African comedians and comediennes have been blazing the trail on the international stage for some time now.
Basket Mouth, Nigeria’s biggest stand-up comedy export has done good for himself and the continent by landing international gigs.
South African, Trevor Noah is also doing an amazing job on The Daily Show in the USA, his contract was recently renewed for five more years.
Yesterday, another Nigerian comedienne got a stamp of approval from a big international organization.
Wikipedia, the new age student companion, sent a tweet that celebrated the work of Emmanuella, the star of the Mark Angel Comedy series.
“Watch as Emmanuella schools older students in this hilarious skit. Her secret weapon? Wikipedia,” the tweet said.
— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) September 21, 2017
Though this is a good thing for Emmanuella, people were not entirely happy with the plot of the skit.
This is a REALLY shallow advert. Where on earth do grown-ups in a school with mobile phones not know About Wikipedia or how to pronounce it?
— Jake Okechukwu Effoduh (@effodu) September 21, 2017
I'm so confused. Was this supposed to be some sort of comedy skit?
— Connor Hagen (@zeldagamr4life) September 21, 2017
keep ridiculing us. continue.
— àkàrà-ogun (@Olumide410) September 26, 2017
what point are you driving at with this ad?
— Tomi Wale ❁ (@tomiwale_) September 22, 2017
You have watched the skit, do you agree with them?
Emmanuella is not the only one Wikipedia celebrated. Nigerian movie legend Pete Edochie also had his own Wikipedia spotlight.
Thank us later…
Fall in love with Pete Edochie again in this short skit, brought to you by Wikipedia, the world's largest repository of knowledge. pic.twitter.com/zUr9rEDQ4L
— Wikipedia (@Wikipedia) September 26, 2017