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LOL: Last One Laughing Naija - Prime Video's Hilarious Unscripted Comedy Show Featuring Basketmouth, Sabinus, Taaooma, and More!

I had an absolute blast at the Jewel Aieda Event Center in Lekki on Thursday, July 6th, where the press conference for LOL: Last One Laughing Naija took place. The show had me doubled over with laughter for hours on end. Hosted by the legendary comedian Alibaba, the event treated us to a sneak peek of the first two episodes of this hilarious series. I was literally in tears from laughing so hard!

LOL is the first unscripted African Original on Prime Video. LOL: Last One Laughing Naija is a six-part series of unscripted comedy with Basketmouth as the host of the show, pitting 10 of Nigeria’s best comedians against each other: Okey Bakassi, Acapella, Mr Funny (aka Sabinus), KieKie, Buchi, Dat Warri Girl, Taaooma, Senator, IGoSave, and Gandoki. The winner of the competition will receive 40 million naira and have the opportunity to donate to their chosen local charity. Curious about their reactions to not having the 40 million all to themselves? Check out the link!

The show ran for six hours, and there was only one rule: if you laugh, you lose. Each comedian was at liberty to do whatever they could to make their fellow co-stars laugh.

The show started with Basketmouth giving us a brief tour of the house, showing us his work table with buzzers and explaining what each buzzer represents.

The first comedian to enter the house was Sabinus, who brought both goodies and his luggage. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but each comedian was allowed to bring different items to use in making their co-stars laugh. You should look forward to finding out what Sabinus brought into the house because it had us laughing uncontrollably.

DatWarriGirl entered the house expressing her desire not to see certain individuals who could potentially make her laugh and jeopardize her chances on the show. Ironically, her wish seemed to bring those very people into the show.

The moment I saw Buchi enter the house, I anticipated that it would be a chaotic show. This expectation stemmed from watching him on Flatmates, where he consistently exhibits a penchant for being unpredictable and out of order.

Taaooma had me in fits of laughter with her hilarious facial expressions and clever techniques to avoid bursting into giggles.

As if the stellar lineup of comedians wasn't enough, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija treated us to surprise appearances by some of our favorite actors and comedians, all aiming to crack up the contestants.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the Head of Nigerian Originals at Prime Video shed light on the decision to make comedy the first unscripted reality show on Prime Video. She emphasized the significant role comedy plays in Nigerian and African entertainment and how it has been a launching pad for many talented individuals.

Ned Mitchell, Head of African and Middle East Originals at Prime Video, reiterated Prime Video's commitment to nurturing talents and creating a home for Nigerian comedy and comedic talents. He also commended LiveSpot360 Productions for their impeccable production work on the show.

Basketmouth, when asked about his participation in LOL: Last One Laughing, expressed his excitement about showcasing Nigerian comedy on an international platform, drawing parallels to how Afrobeat has gained global recognition. He also expressed pride in what was accomplished on the show and confidently stated that the Naija edition of LOL would rank among the top worldwide.

You can catch some hilarious moments and highlights from the show by following the link.

Mark your calendars because LOL: Last One Laughing hits Prime Video on July 14th. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on this side-splitting series. After you've watched it, be sure to share your favorite moments with us!