National telecoms operator, Globacom, has concluded plans to entertain its current and potential subscribers across Nigeria with its inimitable comedy show, Glo Lafftafest.
Announcing the event in a statement released by Globacom from its headquarters in Lagos, the company said the entertainment train will track through major Nigerian cities from August 30 with a premier in Benin, Edo State.
The show which made its debut in 2009 will feature top-rated Nigerian stand-up comics including existing Glo ambassadors, Basket Mouth and Helen Paul as well as the newly signed Bovi and AY with a guest appearance by Salvador from Uganda. Other Nigerian comedians that will thrill the audience include Okey Bakassi, I Go Die, Seyi Law, Funny Bone, Dan De Humorous, Julius Agwu, Buchi, Gordons, Omo Baba, Osama, Bash, and others.
After the premier in Benin, the show train will move to Victoria Island, Abeokuta, Surulere, Port Harcourt, Ikeja, Ibadan, Ikorodu, Egbeda, Abuja and Ijebu-Ode and will be preceded by a road show in each location where the event will be held.
The show will also feature award winning artistes and Glo ambassadors such as Flavor, Whiz kid, Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Korede Bello, D'ija, Rekaardo Banks, Pasuma and Saheed Osupa, while DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Neptune, DJ X Gee, DJ Spinall, DJ Switch and DJ Tor will dish out tunes from the 'wheels-of steel'.
The statement added that Globacom's commitment to supporting entertainment in Nigeria is unrivalled and that Laffta Fest is part of the company's contribution to the development of the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
"Globacom has been in the fore-front of supporting and improving the entertainment industry in Nigeria, with a view to developing enterprising talents in the music and comedy genre," the statement read.
It also added that Globacom, as a world-class brand, is committed to providing its subscribers with the best entertainment and value-for-money. “We are totally committed to initiatives that will promote the entertainment industry in Nigeria.”
While explaining how Nigerians can join the fun train, the company said that existing customers of the network who are interested to attend the show should use up to N3,000 on calls, SMS and data on the network in a month, and text 'LOL' and location of the show which they want to attend to “33001.” For example, subscribers wishing to attend the show in Port Harcourt are encouraged to text 'LOL PORT HARCOURT' to 33001.
The first hundred guests to arrive at each location will enjoy photo opportunities with Glo ambassadors at the venu