9ja Bet ‘beg’ Bovi to make a 15 min appearance for N2m


BY FRANCIS OGBONNA

The Nigerian comedy industry has really come of age as (at least) brands are beginning to appreciate its potentials as a communication tool to reach their teeming audience.

This explains why in a bid to get Comedian Abovi Ugboma, popularly known as ‘Bovi’ to make a cameo appearance at the 9ja Bet end of year party, the brand literally had to part with a whopping N2m.

According to our source, a fellow comedian, “9ja Bet even had to beg him and the negotiation lasted for one week before Bovi could speak entertain for just 15 minutes, and I wouldn’t even call it one of his best performances.”

The “Bovi, Man on Fire” convener began his career in April 2007, starring in the sitcom Extended Family, which he produced, wrote, and packaged. The show was very popular, and by 2008 Bovi was leading comedy shows and events throughout Nigeria. 


He participated in Nite of 1000 Laughs organized by Opa Williams. Bovi has worked alongside other Nigerian comedians such as I Go Dye, I Go Save, Basketmouth, Buchi, Odogwu, Okey Bakassi, Julius Agwu and others. 
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