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In pictures: The Comedy Central Roast of AKA

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In pictures: The Comedy Central Roast of AKA

In a follow-up to today’s ‘Roast of AKA a hit on social media platforms’ article, Political Analysis SA brings you photographs from the event.

The Comedy Central Roast of AKA aired last night, 11 March 2019, on DSTV channel 122 and caused a stir on social media, as fans shared their favourite moments from the episode. So, we decided to bring you some of our favourite moments, accompanied by photographs from the event.

Although a roast is usually to honour just one celebrity, panellists (who are also celebrities) take turns throwing jabs at each other. We’ll run you through a couple of roasts thrown by panellists at each other, and at AKA.

Nigerian rapper Davido told AKA to pick his collaborations carefully, lest he ends up a loser. “When you collaborate, make sure you get a weaker rapper, so you don’t become a feature on your own song,” he said. Mark Fish was hot on his heels, coming to AKA’s lyrical prowess defence by dissing Davido. “You got your dad to buy a university just so you could get a degree. And we’re still stuck with lyrics like, ‘Banana fall on you’,” he said, referring to lyrics in Davido’s Fall. Francois van Coke joined in on the lyrical ability roast, saying, “You and Cassper [Nyovest] argue about who’s the best rapper. We all know, it’s Riky Rick.”

Although this was an unusual panel, perhaps the most peculiar panellist was Moonchild Sanelly. The musician shot straight at Roast Master Pearl Thusi, saying, You are an African girl, but you struggle to do an African accent in your series.”

In the audience, DJ and businesswoman Ntombezinhle Jiyane, known as DJ Zinhle, could be seen laughing and cheering panellists on. Although she is best friends with Thusi, her attendance further fuelled the rumours of her and AKA getting back together. The two are parents to 4-year-old Kairo Forbes.

Abenathi Gqomo
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