Nigerians Are Making Fun of Their Leaders, but to What End?

The country's satire scene is growing. But most networks are afraid of angering those in power by giving it a bigger platform. However, here as elsewhere in the world, there is an age-old question over whether satire can lead to genuine change or whether it simply acts as a safety valve for people's frustrations, writes Shayera Dark for African Arguments.



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  • The Other News with Okey Bakassi

    Publisher:
    The Other News CTV
    Publication Date:
    7 December 2017

    The Other News, a weekly satirical show hosted by Nigerian comedian Okey Bakassi. Following a similar style and format to The Daily News with Trevor ... see more »

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Nigerian comedian Okey Bakassi hosts The Other News.