All is set for the mega comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest, in Ikeja this Sunday as the continent’s best comedians have been lined up by Nigeria’s foremost telecommunications company, Globacom, to thrill Lagosians.
In its 16th week, the Glo Laffta Fest is currently touring the nation with the continent’s most talented 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, among other stand-up comic super stars. The show has been held in 15 locations across the country out of a total of 27 locations the show is billed to tour.
The show, slated for 10 Degrees, Oregun, Lagos, will also be graced by some of Nigeria’s best known Nollywood faces, such as the highly revered actress Patience Ozokwor, popularly called Mama G, prolific actress and film producer, Funke Akindele, one of Yoruba film’s most popular actors, Odunlade Adekola and Nollywood living legend, Richard Mofe-Damijo.
The Glo Laffta Fest in Ikeja will be anchored by the duo of Ebube Nwagbo and Uche Jombo, while dignitaries and very important personalities from all walks of life are expected to be in attendance.
“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,” Globacom said in a press statement from its head office in Lagos on Friday.
One of the show headliners, 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 hugely talented stand-up comic, Acapella said, “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.”
To attend the Ikeja show, Glo subscribers 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.
After Ikeja, the show moves to Ibadan for a second showing in the largest city in West Africa before going to other locations, such as FESTAC, Suleja, Kano, Anyigba, Lokoja, Port Harcourt, Onitsha, Makurdi and Ajah.