LAGOS, Nigeria; 30 November 2017


After a rigorous selection process from the regional auditions in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Jos, Comedy Central Grab The Mic judges have selected 6 contestants for the grand finale.

A lifeline has been thrown open to six other wildcard contestants as viewers of Grab The Mic will get to choose one contestant from the wildcard category to will join the final 6 contestants for a coveted spot at the Grand finale.

Voting is now open for six wildcard contestants which include; Oladapo Bele, Adeyemo Moses, Desmond Eghaghe, Gift Loveday, Longs Joshua Chappy and Sunny Adahson.

Viewers can vote for their favorite wildcard contestant by heading to or .

Commenting on the wildcard selection, the Executive Vice President & Managing Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa, Alex Okosi said,

“Grab The Mic auditions holding in Nigeria have unveiled some of the most talented entertainers in the country. It has proven to be a perfect platform to a showcase raw African talent at its best and we wish the finalists luck as voting begins.”

Following the regional auditions, the grand finale which holds in Lagos on December 2nd will see one winner take home the grand prize of N1.5 million cash prize and a chance to share the stage with veteran comedian, Alibaba.

The 2017 finale of Grab The Mic will broadcast on December 17th on Comedy Central (Channel 122), MTV Base (DSTV Channel 322)

Comedy Central Grab The Mic is a comedic talent search aimed at discovering and grooming the next generation of budding comedic talent. It is Comedy Central’s first ever-live activation in Nigeria. The campaign is carried out in partnership with Maltina.


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