Kenny Blaq’s First Netflix Comedy Special Is Coming In 17 November
Kenny Blac is the first Nigerian comedian whose whole Netflix special was shot entirely in Lagos.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Nigerian comedian Kenny Blaq will release his first comedy special, titled ‘In My Room,’ on Netflix on November 17, 2021.
Kennyblaq’s Unic Made Entertainment, in association with Bluepictures Distribution Limited, will conduct a premiere at Blue Cinemas, Onikan, Lagos, on November 17th, ahead of the Netflix release.
Netflix has licensed the humorous production to stream to a wide range of audiences, bringing the 27-year-old to countries such as the remainder of Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada.
Interestingly, while on tour, the comedian has left his imprint on the country at several levels.
His debut VOD special, which capitalizes on Netflix’s broad appeal, puts him in a strong position to broaden his audience and deepen his relationship.
He has nearly two million Instagram followers, Facebook fans, and YouTube subscribers.
“In a one-man show, comedian and singer Kenny Blaq reflects on a year spent indoors amid COVID-19, riffling on airport customs, his love life, and more,” according to Netflix.
Previously, the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood, had a wonderful romance with Netflix, with the American video-on-demand giant building a Nigerian office and reciprocating the love by commissioning original content.
Kehinde Peter Otolorin is Kenny Blaq’s real name. He has established himself as one of the ecosystem’s most genuine creatives.
Kenny has built a reputation as one of the few touch-bearers of the sub-genre known as music-comedy, having put in over a decade into a scorching career as a stand-comic. Kenny, as he is affectionately known, created his award-winning show, The Oxymoron of Kenny Blaq, in the form of a broadway-style comic extravaganza.
The event was honored at the Naija FM Comedy Awards, and it was well worth the effort.
The 2017 The Future Awards Africa Prize for Comedy winner gained international recognition by selling out his main performance, State Of Mind, at London’s Indigo 02/
The young comedian has also toured widely, selling out locations in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, and Africa, aligning his Unic Made Entertainment Company with the likes of UK-based renowned event curator, Smade Entertainment.
Speaking about his new project, Kenny Blaq enthused, “On Christmas Day last year, I created an intimate music comedy event for a few of my fans, as a test shoot for my first ever special attempt, after seeing alot of it on Netflix.
“I’m elated that the test shoot has now be licensed exclusively by Netflix. I would like people to watch it and share their feedback with me.
“First, they should navigate to ‘Coming Soon’ section on Netflix, scroll down till they see In My Room.
“Click on the ‘Remind Me Button’ and spread the love by passing this on to others. I would be counting on the support of my fans to make a big splash.”
“Getting on an international VOD platform has always been the goal for me,” he also said.
“For all the hours I spent on Netflix watching some of my favourite comedians such as Kevin Hart, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, I knew my day will come.
“For me, this is just the beginning, we haven’t scratched the surface. I want to bring all my unique relatable funny experiences to entertain people of all cultures and colour on-demand anywhere in the world.
“Everyone around me knows the premium that I place on quality content production, some think I’m crazy. Getting in bed with Netflix validates me.”
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