A-list Nigerian comedians, Atunyato Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba and Lawrence Oluwaseyitan a.k.a Seyi Law, have decried challenges comedians face in getting sponsorship for shows.
Veteran comedian, Ali Baba, took to his Instagram page while responding to a fan question on why Very Important Personalities (VIP) tickets were expensive in Nigeria comedy shows. He attributed it to the cost of planning the show, adding that the VIPs were the ones that bore the cost of the show.
He added that the cost of planning a show overseas was cheaper than shows in Nigeria. Similarly, Seyi Law said that the cost and demands of hosting an event in the country without sponsorship drive up ticket pricing. The comedian commended Ali Baba on his response to his fans on his Instagram page. “Thanks, @alibabagcfr for constantly educating the people about the activities of entertainers and events managers. I can’t write the epistle needed to drive home this point. The cost and class demands of the events in Nigeria without sponsorship drive up ticket pricing.