• Comics' Choice Awards


In partnership with Savanna Premium Cider, Chatz Connect, Kaya FM 95.9, Channel24, Sound Stylists and Stageworks

Comedy is one of the fastest growing industries on the African continent and this year The Annual South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards (CCAs), with Savanna Premium Cider as its main sponsor, is at the fore of celebrating this amazing progression and the individuals whose efforts have earned the industry such results. Once again, the numbers tell the story of an industry booming and being consumed en masse by patrons across platforms at a greater rate than ever before.

As a reflection of this growth, this year the CCAs decided to change the voting mechanism for the Audience Choice category from mobile to online. This opened voting up to the rest of the globe for the very first time and saw well over 100 000 votes cast for 287 comedians from 70 countries, highlighting that African comedy is truly a global product.

Another example of the CCAs and Savanna Premium Cider’s acknowledgment of the comedy boom across the continent is The Savanna Pan African Comic of the Year award, which is now in its third year. This award has enabled the CCAs to transcend borders and help many comedians speak the same language – the language of funny. This year the nominees feature luminaries revered on the African continent and beyond.

The industry, its supporters and the media gathered at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Wednesday the 10th of July where the CCA nominees were revealed.


This year’s nominees are:

Kansiime Anne (UGANDA)

Basketmouth (NIGERIA)

Chingliz (ZAMBIA)

Long John the Comedian (ZIMBABWE)

Alfred Kainga (ZIMBABWE)

Seeing as we mention the Audience Choice Category here, I think that we should include the nominees for this award at the end of this release, especially if there are comedians from other countries featured in the Audience Choice Category.

About the Award Ceremony

The Savanna CCAs spring to life on Saturday the 7th of September 2019 at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg. The night promises to once again elevate the status of comedy as an A-List offering. There will be fashion, entertainment and of course loads of laughs. The theme this year – “Funny Money” – explores the journey of the comedian from Newcomer to Lifetime recipient and their interactions with unscrupulous promoters and managers. This one is not to be missed.

There are only a few tickets for the award ceremony on sale to the public; get yours here:


The dress code is “glamorous with emphasis on designer labels”.

The Savanna CCAs thanks its partners – Savanna Premium Cider, Chatz Connect, Kaya FM 95.9, Channel24, Sound Stylists and Stageworks.





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