Comedian pencil on the first assignment
Alibaba, AY, Seyi Law, Yemi Alade, Phyno, Others On Parade
In the business of comedy in Nigeria, Ogechi Nwanevu Cyril, otherwise known as Pencil in the showbiz circle, is not a stranger. Forget his age, this young talent, who has successfully taken his trade beyond the shore of Nigeria, has paid his dues.
Pencil has graced many concerts with his witty quips both in Nigeria and abroad. His style, which is simplistic and original, has earned him an enviable spot among the elite class of comics.
After years of climbing different stages across the country cracking jaws with jokes, Pencil is set to stage his first ever solo comedy gig tagged Pencil Unbroken – The First Assignment. The show, which will give fans the opportunity of seeing the comedian do his thing live on stage, will also parade other comedians such as Alibaba, AY, Gordons, Seyi Law, while the likes of Yemi Alade, YCEE, Iyanya, Phyno will be on ground to thrill the audience with the best of their hits.
To be hosted by Caroline Hutchings, other acts confirmed for the night are Ushbebe, Shakara, Teju Babyface, Romeo, Kenny Blaq, Okey Bakkassi, Ajebo Dan d Humorous, Senator, MC Shakara, Wofai Fada and Funnybone. With legendary Dj Jimmy Jatt on the turntables, there will be performances by Ice Prince, Harrysong, Praiz, Oritsefemi, Yemi Sax, Reekado Banks, Orezi, Vector, Mr 2kay, Humblesmith, Sean Tizzle, Tjan, Rayce, Reminisce and Bracket.
Speaking on the show, which holds June 26, 2016, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, the host comedian assured that the concert will witness an impressive lineup of comedians and musicians.
“I can’t wait to reveal the surprises I have lined up for the night. Looking at the rich roster of comedians and artistes billed to thrill on the night, you can tell guests will be in for an evening of undiluted entertainment. Also don’t forget it’s my debut show, so am pulling all stops to make it the biggest comedy and music show in recent times,” he enthused.
With his debut show, the comedian is on his way to making history as he has been quoted on various tabloids to be a comedian with a different approach to creating laughter, a fete that has seen him being the toast of numerous entertainment fans.