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Glo shuts down Victoria Island with record breaking Laffta Fest

Posted: Sep 11, 2015 at 12:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Globacom subscribers in Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi and environs in Lagos State were treated to a pot-pourri of rib-cracking jokes, drama and the best of Nigerian music as the much talked about Glo Laffta Fest comedy show held in Victoria Island over the weekend. 

The Eko Hotels and Suites  venue of the event was bursting at the seams with enthusiastic attendees from all walks of life who relished the performances of the A-list artistes who thrilled them..

From the beginning of the show, it was obvious that the fun-seekers were in for a great entertainment. 

The evening paraded iconic  stand-up comedians in Nigeria including Basketmouth, AY, Bovi,  Okey Bakassi, I go dye, Seyi Law, Funny Bone and Gordons.   Salvador from Uganda also proved that he is not new to the Nigerian environment as he anchored his skit around Nigerian foods and Nollywood’s strength and slip-ups.

As part of the spice of the night, the comedians’ jokes were complemented by the performances of leading musicians such as Wizkid and Burna Boy.

Basketmouth who acted as co-master of ceremonies sustained the tempo as he dished out his trademark humour  while introducing his colleagues in turns to lift  the audience to new levels of hilarity.

Bovi added to the fun by giving out recharge cards to quick-fingered fans who were fast enough to load free recharge numbers on their phones.  He also added colour to the evening by calling on some young ladies to come on stage and sing the first stanza of the National Anthem.  All but one were applauded for rendering the lyrics well. 

Okey Bakassi simply raised the roof.  He exuded matured confidence as he gradually led the crowd through a maze of complex jokes  in a way that only a master could do and still got the crowd roaring in delight at the end of it all.  His joke about the biblical King Solomon and his wives was a clincher.

Nollywood stars and Glo Ambassadors, Ini Edo and Odunlade Adekola  graced the occasion.  So also were 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 among the many VIPs who graced the occasion.