A recent video of the well-known Nigerian comedian Erekere, also known as Pastor Pikin, playfully accepting a Ballon d’Or prize has left many viewers both amused and puzzled.
In the video, Erekere humorously claimed to have taken the Ballon d’Or trophy from the 2023 winner, Lionel Messi. Known for his clever and stealthy characters in his comedy routines, his announcement raised eyebrows.
On October 30, 2023, the 2023 Ballon d’Or event took place, and Lionel Messi was officially declared the winner, marking his eighth Ballon d’Or victory.
Erekere, however, took a humorous approach by joking that he snatched the award from Messi. He went on to claim that his mystical flying abilities were granted by his witchcraft-practicing mothers.
The comedian playfully stated that he accepted the award with the intention of giving it to Maguire, a defender for Manchester United.
Nonetheless, the individual who captured the video jokingly threatened to report Erekere to the authorities, resulting in a mix of amusement and controversy surrounding the comedian’s playful Ballon d’Or acceptance.