On Sunday, Nigerian comedians, Ali Baba and Seyi Law opened up on what they’re going through to support their comedy shows.
When describing why VIP tickets are always costly, Ali Baba said it’s so because of the expense of organizing the series, adding that it’s easier to schedule a show overseas.
For his part, Seyi Law wrote about the costs and demands of holding a country-wide event without sponsorship driving up ticket prices.
He wrote on Instagram,
“Thanks, @alibabagcfr for continuously trying to educate people about handling practitioners ‘ entertainment activities and events. I can’t write the requisite epistle to bring this point home.
The price and class expectations for non-sponsoring activities in Nigeria drive up ticket pricing. These and more are the reasons that we are continually thankful to media houses that allow us to advertise their platforms. Now, to frustrate our efforts, AFCON is invading that territory.
What does the government do to allow these companies to create 100 to 200 direct and indirect jobs per show? For now, make me leave the matter. I’m searching for my Abuja show abeg’s sponsors.