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FAB EVENT: The Big Friday Show launches on MTV Base!!!

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Legendary Nigerian comedian Basketmouth has been revealed as the host of THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW – the edgy new Friday night music and entertainment show from MTV Networks Africa and STV.

Airingevery Friday night on STV a Nigerian terrestrial channel every Friday from 6 to 7 pm, with repeats at 11pm (in Nigeria). South Africans will also get to see the show because  the episode then repeats a week later on MTV BASE at 16:50 CAT and repeats at 21:25CAT , THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW brings fireworks, fun and Nigerian youth culture to Friday night TV.  Among the regular slots featured on the show will be:interviews with the hottest Nigerian celebrities; entertainment news and gossip from the digital sphere in C-VON’s and Bella Naija’s V-Log of the week; a club review highlighting the best places to party when the weekend lands, and a weekly restaurant challenge where Lagos’ top chefs create”THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW SPECIAL” for their menu.

Basket Mouth

As you would expect from a funnyman of Basketmouth’s stature, comedy will be akey component of the show – with side-splitting pranks, spoofs and zanyskits bringing laughs aplenty to Friday night viewing. Episode one will see2Face’s seminal track ‘African Queen’ given a makeover as‘African Weave’ – a humourous homage to fake hair – while WizKid was the first celebrity on the receiving end of one of THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW’s soon-to be-legendarypranks!

WizKid, Samklef and Ice Prince on stage

THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW cameras will regularly be out and about in Lagos – popping into the Rhythm FM studiosto film an interview with one of their on-air personalities and theirguest, or prowling the streets for fashion darlings and disasters in‘Cool and the Fool”.

Basketmouth and friends

Viewerswill play a BIG part in THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW- so much so that every week a viewer will be given the opportunity to come to the studio and interview the week’s star guest.  Basketmouth will also read out his hot pick of the coolest Tweets, funniestemails, bizarre text messages and off-the-wall Facebook comments submitted by viewers.




Music authority MTV Base will ensure that THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW features the best contemporary music –spotlighting the hottest music videos trending on Facebook, Twitter &SMS in the “The BFS Jams Countdown”.  Up-and-coming Naija artists will also get the chance to shine on the programme – performing only if they successfully complete the studio challenge.

In his typical comic style, Basketmouth promises, “The Big Friday Show will giveyou more entertainment than a Super Eagles and Black Stars soccer match, more gossip than a group of women in a hair salon and more videos than Alaba has to offer!!!”

Fast forward to the MTVBase block on STV every Friday at 18:00-19:00 for your big, big, BIG helping of THE BIG FRIDAY SHOW.


Press release

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