Nigerian comedian and video producer best known for the Mark Angel Comedy series of shorts, Mark Angel has won the International: Europe, Middle East, and Africa award at the 9th annual Streamy Awards 2019.
Angel who is best known for Mark Angel Comedy series on YouTube, features a number of people from Angel’s family and neighborhood in Port Harcourt. Many of the shorts involve clever children, primarily Emmanuella Samuel (Niece) and Success. Angel’s first well known short video is “Oga Landlord,” wherein a man late on rent (Angel) is trying to hide from his landlord (Daddy Humble), and tries in vain to have a child (Emmanuella) cover for him (e.g. “My uncle is not around. He just told me.”). Angel’s YouTube channel was the first African comedy channel to reach one million subscribers.
The event which went host-less for the first time since it began in 2009, featured on-stage appearances from a number of the online video industry’s top creators, including Chamberlain, beauty guru Patrick Starrr, comedian Brandon Rogers, baker Rosanna Pansino and others. It also featured a performance from singer-songwriter Kim Petras, who was introduced by Paris Hilton. The show closed with a performance by Normani.
The Streamy Awards are presented annually by Dick Clark Productions and Tubefilter to recognize and honor excellence in online video, including directing, acting, producing, and writing. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented takes place in Los Angeles, California. They were the first envelope-opening live-streamed award show.
Nominees and Winners of the Streamy Awards include individuals and organizations with global audiences making some of the most innovative and well-watched programming in the world. The live Streamy Awards broadcast is attended by creators with aggregate audiences in hundreds of millions and is watched by millions of fans worldwide.
Streamy Awards Nominees and Winners are determined by an independent judging body of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry.