The excitement continued last Sunday for Globacom subscribers in Ikorodu as the Glo Laffta Fest comedy train arrived the town from Ibadan.
The Musical Village, Ikorodu, venue of the show was jam-packed with guests who came to watch their favorite comedians and artistes perform.
Guests were seen trouping into the 3,000 capacity auditorium as early 2pm to secure a vantage position, while music wafted from the large speakers placed at strategic corners.
Young, up and coming acts were given the opportunity to showcase their talents as they set the ball rolling for the show.
John D Nice, Tupengo, Joe Ornomo, K-Swag, Bliss, Solid Jay and Seriki were the aspiring artistes who performed while D-One and Bengy D. Joke cracked-up the audience with hilarious jokes.
Bovi’s emergence on stage elicited a deafening cheer and standing ovation from the audience who could not recognize him initially, until he pulled the hood from his head. He anchored the show in an interactive manner while reeling out jokes.
Glo ambassador, Helen Paul evoked nostalgic memories about her formative years in Ikorodu, as she built rib cracking jokes around the period. Senator’s performance was sensational. His style of telling jokes was akin to the American stand-up comedian, Chris Tucker.
Then came Okey Bakassi, a dynamic comedian who keeps reinventing himself. He sent the audience roaring with laughter, jolting them from their seats as he reeled out numerous exciting jokes. Many of the guests laughed so uncontrollably that they inadvertently shed tears.
Gandoki, Still Ringing and Acapella also performed creditably. Mavin Records protégé, Reekado Banks rocked the show with a scintillating performance in a musical interlude as he mingled with the audience.
Omawunmi, the sonorous singer, closed the night with her live performance that got the crowd ecstatically dancing to her songs.
Activities introduced to spice up the show by the anchor, Bovi, included a hilarious political debate by five male and female members of the audience. Away from politics, he took some young members of the audience to test to know how deep they understand the National Anthem. The test confirmed the fact that not many Nigerians completely understand the lines. At the end, Bovi corrected all and gave out Glo branded gifts.
In his welcome address, Globacom’s Business Director, Dare Oyewole explained that the Glo Laffta Fest comedy show initiative was developed by the company to give back to its teeming subscribers.
He added that “Subscribers who wish to attend the on-going Laffta Fest comedy show can still do so by using up to 3,000 before the next show which holds in Egbeda in Lagos on October 25, 2015, and send LOL Location’ to 33001. For example ‘LOL EGBEDA’ to 33001.
Glo ambassador and Nollywood actor Adekola Odunlade, Mavin Records protégé and Glo ambassador, Reekado Banks and Col. Mike Ogunlade (Rtd) during the Glo Laffta Fest show on Sunday