Music Meets Comedy At Glo Laffta Fest

Burna Boy performing at the Glo Laffta Fest in Lagos.

Burna Boy performing at the Glo Laffta Fest in Lagos.

The Expo Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, was the place to be recently, as fun-loving Lagosians, mostly Globacom subscribers, converged at the upscale venue to be part of the Glo Laffta Fest.

On this day, the popular Adetokumbo Ademola Street witnessed heavy traffic flow, as guests struggled to gain access into the venue. As at 5pm, early callers had started trickling in one by one, group by group. Before long, the whole place was filled with guests, who were eager to gain entrance into the bubbling hall. Meanwhile, outside the hotel premises, it was tough getting a parking space as the hotel’s car parks were filled. Trust Area Boys, it was another opportunity to make brisk money guarding vehicles.

You can imagine the scenario where guests numbering over 6,000 thronged the venue to relish top of the range comedy and music. From the list of artiste on parade, the massive turn out was expected.

From AY to Bovi, Basketmouth, I go dye, Seyi Law, Funny Bone and Gordons, the audience got loads of jaw breaking jokes that saw many reeling with laughter. Particularly, Salvador, who arrived from Uganda to perform at the show, blended into the Nigerian comedy sphere with ease; his jokes revolved around Nollywood errors and Nigerian foods.

The manner in which Basket Mouth introduced the comedians in turns was dramatic and entertaining. Bovi was outstanding; his style of stand-up comedy was engaging and interactive. He introduced the fastest-fingers game into his show, calling out a set of recharge card digits for the audience to load. He raised the bar when he invited a number on guests on stage to recite the national anthem.

Okey Bakassi was in his best element, as he took the show a notch higher, especially when he dropped the King Solomon joke. He dexterously dovetailed his jokes, such that one wouldn’t be aware when he move to another joke.

But it was never a night of comedy, as the show was spiced with musical performances by top Glo ambassadors such as Wizkid and Burna Boy. It wasn’t surprising when their fans rushed towards the stage to have a feel of the super stars.

Also present at the show were Nollywood actors and Glo Ambassadors, including Ini Edo and Odunlade Adekola. Other are comedienne Helen Paul, Dija, Rickardo Banks, Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun Samuel and Commissioner of Police in charge of Police Cooperative, Dorothy Gimba.

Other locations to witness the show are Eagle Club, Surulere, Lagos on September 20; Port Harcourt, September 27; Ikeja, Lagos on October 3; Ibadan, October 11; Ikorodu, Lagos, October 18; Egbeda, Lagos, October 25; Abuja, November 1 and Ijebu Ode, October 8.

Laffta Fest was launched by Globacom to bring fun and entertainment to millions of subscribers on its network across the country.



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