The first edition of the Eko comedy festival will take place on Sunday, May 25.

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The festival, which is organised by First Class Entertainment, will be a platform to showcase talent, celebrate legends, among other activities.

The organisers say the festival is a timely intervention to restructure the comedy industry while preparing the market for a future that can see comedy contribute remarkably to Nigeria and Africa’s GDP.

The festival’s theme is ‘Maximising Nigerian Comedy for Economic Development’.

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“The industry will now welcome its first festival, a much-needed platform to discuss past, present and future issues and opportunities, showcase talent, celebrate legends, buy and sell, and teach.”

“Our industry has indeed come of age, thriving through many generations and genres. ECOFEST is a celebration of the Nigerian comedy industry, and we’re glad that our debut coincides with the 50th anniversary of our host state, Lagos,” said the organiser, Tunde Adewale.

The Eko comedy festival will be held at EKO Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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