We knew to expect a Nollywood version of Black Panther after it came out, and it didn’t take too long until we got one. Comedian AY Makun hosted a live show on Monday, and produced a parody of Black Panther as part of the comedy sketch to fit the Black Panther theme of his show…how original.
Nigerian comedians are notorious for making light of serious topics that aren’t really a joke, however, this one unlike others is not offensive and is actually funny. (Not funny in the way we want it to be, funny because it’s actually laughable.)
Starring Alex Okubo, Bryan Okwara and others, AY’s version of Black Panther reenacts some parts of the film, like the first challenge scene where Mbaku comes to try for the throne. In the broke down Nollywood version, AY says to his opponent “The venom of a viper cannot do anything to the tortoise” and that is probably a direct Pete Edochie quote from an old Nollywood film.
From the ridiculous Black Panther suit, Dino Melaye references and the knock off Okoye, you’ll definitely be tickled after watching this short skit.
You can check it out right here: