The Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards to Host Top African Comedians for First Time

As the pinnacle of comedy in South Africa, the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards celebrate the best of the best in comedic talent. Along with long-term partner, Savanna Premium Cider, the focus has been on recognising and awarding local comedians. That focus is expanding as both Savanna and the Awards look toward Africa.


This year, for the first time ever, Savanna and the Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards will host eight of Africa’s top comedians at the awards show on 3 September 2016 at the Teatro at Montecasino.

The top African comedians are:

  • Bright Okpocha aka Basketmouth (Nigeria)
  • Ndangi Iileka (Namibia)
  • Leonel Mendes (Mozambique)
  • David Aglah (Ghana)
  • Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill (Kenya)
  • Phenyo Phaladi aka Phenyo the Master (Botswana)
  • Mdura (Swaziland)
  • Tshepo “Masapo” Mpiti (Lesotho)

These African comedians have been given the honour of presenting the Waldo’s (the award statuettes) to their South African comedy comrades on stage on the night.



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