Viacom Africa's Comedy Central Roast of AKA on Comedy Central (DStv 121) has added Davido, Moshe Ndiki and Pierre van Pletzen as roaster panellists, in addition to the already announced Papa Penny, Joey Rasdien, Moonchild Sanelly as well as Mark Fish, Nina Hastie and Francois van Coke.
Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) announced the third set of roasters who will be taking on the notorious rapper when the Comedy Central Roast of AKA is recorded on 21 February at The Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg with Pearl Thusi as the roastmaster.
The Comedy Central Roast of AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes) will be broadcast on Comedy Central, with the uncensored version going to MultiChoice's Showmax video streaming service.
The Comedy Central Roast of AKA will be broadcast on Comedy Central on 11 March 2019, with an extended and uncut version that will be released a day later on Showmax on 12 March.
Davido (real name David Adedeji Adeleke) is the first Nigerian to ever join the Africa/South African version of Comedy Central Roast.
"At VIMN Africa we continuously evolve and innovate content to create unique and engaging experiences for our audiences that drive culture," says Alex Okosi, the executive vice president and managing director at VIMN Africa.
"In a continental first, this Comedy Central Roast now transcends boundaries by welcoming Africa's international star, Davido, to the panel."
"This is going to be a hilarious night," says Davido. "I'm ready, Africa are you ready? This is a Roast so nothing is off limits."
Moshe Ndiki says "This wil lbe a platform for me to query aspects of how AKA believes he is the first guy to invent blond hair in December, he might as well have pioneered the passion gap for coloured folk. I mean, he is the first coloured guy on Earth according to his tweets".
Pierre van Pletzen says "It feels wonderful to be part of the Comedy Central Roast of AKA, whom I'd like to address as the non-humble infamously popular rapper, about a few things; his no-show at performances, his knowledge of geography and since he says he loves soccer, I would like to ask if he's practising is technique by kicking fans off the stage?"