Prolific Nollywood actor Richard Mofe-Damijo has opened a new opportunity for young Nigerian comedians.
RMD disclosed the opportunity on Thursday via his Instagram page, posting a picture of himself and writing, “Calling on all actors: Wait for it 3:00pm, 03:03:17. Live on rmdtheactor.com Signup now.”
He has also started two mentorship and training programmes. And while 22 actors were selected for a first phase, entries are still being allowed for upcoming comedians in the competition tagged ‘Young and Funny.’
A writer, actor and lawyer, RMD, who is a former Delta State commissioner, in 2016 won the LifeTime Achievement Award at AMAA (African Movie Academy Award).
Young comedians of African descent between the ages of 18 and 35 are to send a one-man skit or monologue to the Youtube channel of RMD The Actor. And entries with the most likes proceed to the next phase of the competition.
Winners among other things get the Young and Funny page platform on the RMDTheActor Website to post their skits, a constant repost of his / her videos on RMD’s social media accounts, a personal introduction by Richard Mofe-Damijo to the King of Comedy AliBaba and a possible feature on one of AliBaba’s comedy shows and also introduction and recommendation to other top Nigerian comedians like AY, Teju Babyface and others.