Nigerian comedy kingpin, Ali Baba, has dedicated the Award of Excellence for Social Impact And Entertainment he received from the Presidency to his predecessors in the comedy. industry.
The 54-year-old comedian was presented the award by Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, during a ceremony at The Banquet Hall, Aso Rock Villa.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the funnyman dedicated the award to the likes of Tunji Sotimirin, Papi Luwe, Baba Sala, Zebrudaya and Patrick Doyle among others.
The man born, Alleluya Akpobome, was selected for his contribution to the entertainment industry which is a key part of the micro, medium and small scale enterprise initiative as identified by the government.
Ali Baba has enjoyed a lengthy career in the comedy industry spanning over three decades and the funnyman is credited as one of the industry’s revolutionaries.
Comedienne, Helen Paul, while celebrating his 54th birthday in June had hailed him for making the comedy industry corporate.
In recent years, he has created a talent showcase known as Alibaba’s Spontaneity to discover comedy talents and give them a platform to show their gift.