Famous Nigerian comedian, Kehinde Peter Otolorin, popularly known as Kenny Blaq is set to have his first ever comedy special on Netflix.
Blaq is noted to be the first Nigerian comedian to get his wholly local content shot in Lagos on Netflix.
The comedian will release his comedy special on Wednesday, November 17, and the Netflix special is tagged “In My Room”.
Kennyblaq’s Unic Made Entertainment in collaboration with Bluepictures Distribution Limited will host a premiere at Blue Cinemas, Onikan, Lagos on the release date, November 17.
The premiere comes ahead of the awaited release on Netflix.
The production is licensed by Netflix to be streamed to audience cutting across different demographics and launching the 27 year old to regions such as the rest of Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada.
The comedian is noted to have made a name for himself in these different countries at different levels while on tour.
Tapping on the strength of Netflix’s wide-appeal, his first VOD special puts him in a firm position to expand his audience and deepen his connection.
Netflix synopsizes Kenny Blaq’s thus, ‘In My Room,’ “Is 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.
With ‘In My Room’, Kenny Blaq has blazed the trail opening a huge door of possibilities for other home-based comedians.
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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Kenny Blaq Set To Release His Comedy Special on Netflix