USE OF PIDGIN ENGLISH LIMITS NIGERIANS COMEDIANS AND MOVIES STARS

USE OF PIDGIN ENGLISH LIMITS NIGERIANS COMEDIANS AND MOVIES STARS…. Comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth has stated that adoption of Pidgin English on stage by Nigerian comedians has limited their reach and popularity. Basketmouth in Lagos said that many comedians would have gotten international fame and recognition if they were entertaining in English. He said that Nigerian comedians also needed to step up their game in order to be globally competitive. “One of the problems we have right now in the industry which makes it difficult to break out of our cultural background and society is the language barrier. “Ninety per cent of our Nigerian comedians entertain their

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