Basketmouth Comic wins honour at Comic Choice Awards

The comedian won the accolade in the first year of its inclusion at the Savannah Comic Choice Awards.

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Basketmouth, winner of the Savanna Pan-African Comic Award category at the 2017 Savannah Comic Choice Awards held at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. play

Basketmouth, winner of the Savanna Pan-African Comic Award category at the 2017 Savannah Comic Choice Awards held at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Stand-up comedian, Basketmouth won the honour for the Savanna Pan-African Comic Award category at the 2017 Savannah Comic Choice Awards held at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The announcement which was made at the event yesterday, Saturday, September 9, 2017, was the first time anyone would win the accolade which was only introduced this year.

Basketmouth addressing the audience after receiving his award. play

Basketmouth addressing the audience after receiving his award.

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Channel 24 reported that it was the first time the award would offer nomination opportunities to comedians in the following countries, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Angola and Lesotho.

Dillon Khan, the Vice-President of Comedy Central Africa presented Basketmouth with his trophy which gave him a feeling of pleasure as observed from his delighted expression while walking towards the stage.

He went on to social media, precisely his Instagram to express feelings of appreciation to the organizers when he wrote, "Thank you @comicschoice I truly appreciate this."

It was truly a deserving recognition for the jokester whose reputation reaches beyond the shores of Africa.

Baskemouth won the award in the first year of its creation. play

Baskemouth won the award in the first year of its creation.

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The planners of the award agree with this based on their congratulatory message to him via Instagram yesterday.

"Africa!! Your Pan African Comedian of the year is @Basketmouth #SavannaCCA Naija Stand Up!!! Congrats," the post reads.

Another memorable occurrence at the event was the Lifetime Achievement prize given to Cyril Green, a comedy vet who died in August 2017.

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