Nigeria’s top comedians including I go Dye and Gordons as well as Salvador from Uganda will lead other comedians on Sunday, July 30 to the Ikeja edition of the mega comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest packaged by Nigeria’s foremost telecommunications company, Globacom.
The Ikeja show which will be held at 10 Degrees Event centre, Oregun is the 16th edition and will also parade other accomplished stand-up comedians like Dan D’Humorous, Bash and Acapella.
The Glo Lafta Fest has been held in different cities across the country in the last 15 weeks, featuring top stand-up comedians, including Basketmouth, Salvador from Uganda, Bovi Ugboma, I Go Dye, Acapella, De Don, Seyi Law, Bash, Senator, Dan D’Humorous, Kenny Blaq and Still Ringing, amongst others.
From Ikeja, the show will move to other twelve locations before it will be rounded off in October.
The show which will be anchored by Nollywood duo of Ebube Nwagbo and Uche Jombo, will also be graced by some of Nigeria’s best known Nollywood stars, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Patience Ozokwor, aka Mama G, Funke Akindele of ‘Jenifa’ fame and popular Yoruba film actor, Odunlade Adekola.
In a press statement in Lagos on Friday, Globacom said “Glo Laffta Fest will avail the residents of Ikeja the opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves in an atmosphere of fun and laughter. It will be a night they will cherish for a long time to come,”
Speaking on the Sunday show, one of the comedians that will delight guests at the show, Dan D’Humorous said, “Come Sunday, the people of Lagos, especially the good people of Ikeja should expect nothing but the best from the wolf himself. It will be premium comedy in an unlimited fashion, Glo Style.”
Another comedian, Acapella called on Lagosians to come out en masse, assuring them that “It’s going to be an ‘unexplainable experience’ on Sunday. If you think there’s nothing new under the sun, then come to the Glo Laffta Fest on Sunday in Ikeja. It’s going to be absolutely refreshing.”
Glo subscribers who wish to attend the show are expected to use up to N2,000 credit within one month and text LOL with the location name to the short code 240; for example, “LOL Ikeja” to 240. Subscribers who do not meet this criterion but who wish to attend the show are requested to go to the event venue with N2000 to purchase airtime for their own use. They will then be entitled to a ticket.
Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State will host the next edition of the show, before going to other locations, such as FESTAC, Suleja, Kano, Anyigba, Lokoja, Port Harcourt, Onitsha, Makurdi and Ajah.