Akrobeto hits new height with International Award nomination


Akrobeto hits new height with International Award nomination

The Ghanaian actor, now famed as the host of UTV’s comic show, Reel News, has been nominated for the My Africa Influence awards show.

The category is seen as one of the most competitive categories for the awards scheme, considering the weight, appeal and influence of the others in the category.

Others nominated in the category are Bassem Youssef from Egypt, Dingindaba Buyoya from Zambia and Cheick Yvhane from Ivory Coast. The My Africa Influence awards show is scheduled to happen in Abidjan on 17th December 2023.

Akrobeto’s nomination has since sparked excitement among his fans. “Even his laughter is on everybody’s comedy, skits videos etc congratulations to him,” a social media user wrote whilst commenting on Akrobeto’s nomination.

Akrobeto has now attained GOAT status in football circles and he has done so by leveraging his talent as a comic actor to thrill a worldwide audience. The comic actor has become an internet sensation since he started hosting the Real News on UTV.

He presents parody news; a burlesque that has clearly grabbed the attention of several European clubs.

German clubs Dortmund and Augsburg have featured him on their Twitter pages, while Russian side Spartak Moscow used his video for their fixture announcement.

It may have started as just another comic show on TV, but Akrobeto and his Real News programme have gradually outgrown the Ghanaian audience, becoming a programme that attracts interest from global football fans.

The veteran actor himself has become a meme god, with his funny way of pronouncing the names of football teams and his waggish style of announcing match results usually circulated after every European match week.

His content has also become troll materials, which netizens consistently turn to for their online banter.

He has become a content machine; one that European clubs regularly tap from to connect with their millennial fans on the internet. And for a man who started out as a singer in a band, it has taken a great deal of patience, consistency, hard work and perseverance for Akrobeto to come this far.