Ali Baba Leads Showbiz Gang To Urhobo/Isoko Comedy All Stars
The Eko Hotel & Suite, Victoria Island, Lagos, with come alive with loads of comedy and music on October 25, as the Niger Delta people of Urhobo and Isoko extraction have teamed up with Africa Travel Times to host an evening of entertainment, cultural displays and art exhibition.
Dubbed Urhobo/Isoko Comedy All Stars show, the concert, according to Ace Comedian and co-programme organiser, Atunyota Akporobomerere otherwise knwn as Ali Baba, the gig is a forum for unifying the people of the region and will parade the likes of Ali Baba, Gordons I-Go-Die and Bovi in comedy, Daddy Showkey, Dr. Sid in music and Arts.
This is also an avenue for showcasing the rich culture of the Delta people, as well as celebrating their achievements. According to Lucky Onoriode George of Africa Travel Times, who is the initiator of the project, the choice of comedy as handle for the show is informed by the fact that the country’s foremost comedians, at this time, are from that axis and are tagged the ‘Golden Generation’. “If you take a look at the entertainment landscape, you will see that the big names are either Urhobos or Isokos.
Is it Ali Baba or Gordons, I-Go-Die or Sammy Okposo? Name them, they are all from that region”, he said. “This is an opportunity to celebrate these great achievers and to call on Nigerians to celebrate with us”, he submitted.
The evening will also feature cultural displays, oral tradition and music by traditional and contemporary artistes such as Johnson Adjan (Ogbu ‘ri ne), Okpan Arhibo, Arube as well as Daddy Showkey and Dr. Sid.
There will be sculpture and paintings exhibition from the area. The Urhobo and Isoko people of Delta State have several things in common, apart from the similarity in the languages and culture, the ethnic nationalities have lived side-by-side for centuries.
In the last 30 years, the two nationalities have been at the heart of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, especially Nollywood and comedy.
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