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Comedy of Socio-political Tragedies in Nigerian Popular Culture

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posted on 02.02.2021, 01:12 by Tunde Adebisi, Henry NWEKE-LOVE, Edidiong Ayeni, Victor Afinotan, Festus Asamu

The intrinsic consequences of political actions on the society become more obvious in a developing state like Nigeria. Nigerians have consequently turned to comedy for relief as the country’s comedy content is largely cantered on ridiculing inefficiencies of the government. This study, therefore, attempted to ascertain the utility of comedy using insecurity as a paradigm. Three (3) politically-induced contemporary comedy shows on YouTube were analyzed using Sentiment Analysis in Nvivo and a search on “insecurity” and/or “security” was initiated. The analysis showed a predominance of neutral comments (53%) indicating that most Nigerians remain unperturbed about their tragedies.

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No conflicts of interest

Corresponding author email

info.tundeadebisi@gmail.com

Lead author country

Nigeria

Lead author job role

Postgraduate Student

Lead author institution

Landmark University

Human Participants

No

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