STOCKHOLM, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
Basketmouth is the creative force behind Rebtel’s new campaign to Africa
Rebtel (http://www.rebtel.com), the leading mobile communications start-up, which hijacks real phone lines to liberate international calling, launches its first ‘speak freely’ campaign for African countries on the 8th of June. As part of the campaign, Rebtel puts forward a ground-breaking offer of one free week of calling to Africa which is backed by Basketmouth, Nigeria’s top comedy export.
Basketmouth is the creative force behind the ‘speak freely’ films, which highlight both Rebtel’s and Basketsmouth’s roles as enablers of speaking freely and will premiere at basketmouth.tv and Rebtel.com.
“One thing that makes the skits awesome is not just the scripts, cast, crew, and director and the Rebtel team. It’s the commitment, the hard work and the aim of the films. I’ve never worked with such an amazing team and I believe the skits will probably be the best I’ve ever done. It’s hard to choose which is myfavourite as they’re all flawless.” – Basketmouth.
The ‘speak freely’ campaign kick-starts a revolution in international pricing models to Africa. Rebtel wants to get away from deceptive per minute pricing and instead offer calling to African countries with a simple and fair monthly plan. Rebtel challenges the old subscription model pricing and convenience by making the service flexible and able to be cancelled at any time.
“This campaign is created with the spirit of breaking the stereotypical low quality content often made for African audiences and instead give the microphone to a true creative spokesperson for the community.” – Fredrik Wrahme, CMO Rebtel.
This campaign is just the first step in the strategy for Rebtel to collaborate with more African ambassadors and spread the word of ‘speak freely’ across the continent.
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Basketmouth, is a leading player in the comedy industry in Nigeria and having represented the stand-up comedy genre as one of Nigeria and Africa’s leading exports. He has headlined shows all over Africa, including South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya, Ethiopia etc. In 2013, he was approached by Comedy Central to record his own special and in 2014 he was invited to be a part of Just for Laughs, ‘one of the biggest comedy festivals in the world.’
In 2010, he became the 1st African comedian to host a one man comedy concert at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, which was a huge success. To date, Basketmouth has hosted 9 different concerts in the UK including Basketmouth Uncensored Live @ the o2, Nigerian Kings of Comedy, The African Kings of Comedy, hosted Comedy Central presents in South Africa, Lords of The Ribs, and many more.
Last year, Basketmouth had his debut performance at the famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, where he performed alongside Tony Baker, Mason Pryo, and Malanie Camarcho. He has also shared stage with comedians like Deray Davis, Tony Roberts, Red Grant, Robert Powell, Donnovan, Michael Blackson, Trevor Noah, Griff, David Kau and many more.
About Rebtel: Founded in 2006 by Hjalmar Winbladh and Jonas Lindroth, Rebtel is an innovative Swedish based mobile communications company that allows users to make unlimited and affordable international calls to any mobile device or landline via its app, without the assistance of WiFi. Led by the former executives of Tele2, Rebtel is turning the telco industry on its head with a global app that liberates international calling and removes the fees associated with calling abroad. Learn more at http://www.rebtel.com