…To Storm Nigerian cities with 54 mega music, comedy shows
The next six months will be unforgettable for fun-lovers as Nigeria’s leading telecommunications company, Globacom, unleash 54 mega shows on the country’s entertainment scene.
The company in a statement in Lagos announced its preparedness to roll out what it called Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and Glo Laffta Fest comedy show, kicking off on April 7 across 27 cities in Nigeria.
According to the company, Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour is a music concert that will feature the best acts in Nigeria’s music industry. Glo Laffta Fest is, on the other hand, a comedy event which will parade the funniest humour merchants on the African continent, according to the company. A total of 27 cities will host each of the shows.
The shows will debut in Benin City with Glo Mega Music Concert on Friday, April 7, at the Best Western Hotel, Etete Layout, Benin City, while the first Glo Laffta Fest would be held on Sunday, April 9, at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The company disclosed that the two shows will run in the cities consecutively mainly on Saturdays and Sundays, with the Glo Mega Music Concert holding on Saturdays, while the Glo Laffta Fest show would hold on Sundays. Other locations where the shows will hold include: Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC and Ajah all in Lagos; Awka; Owerri; Asaba; Calabar; Enugu; Aba; Port Harcourt; Suleja, Kubwa and FCT, all in Abuja; Ibadan; Ijebu Ode; Abeokuta; Ekpoma; Kaduna; Akure; Lokoja; and Ayingba.
"We are running the spectacular shows as a way of saying thank you to our teeming subscribers across the country for their loyalty, support and abiding faith in the Glo brand over the years," Globacom said.
"The A-list Nigerian musicians who will perform at the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour include Olamide, Flavour, Runtown, Omawumi, Yemi Alade, P-Square, Phyno, Timaya, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di'Ja and Kiss Daniel. As we proceed, we will further embellish the concert with another giant Nigerian musician. For the Glo Laffta Fest, we have such heavy weight comedians as Gordons, Basketmouth, Bovi, Salvador from Uganda, I Go Dye, Dan D Humorous, Bash, Seyi Law, Omobaba, Acapella, Senator, Helen Paul, Osama, Princewill, Mr. Patrick, Frank D Don, MC Tagwaye, Kenny Blaq, Funky Mallam, Arinze Baba, 2CanTalk, Maleke, Still Ringing and AB Simple", Globacom said in the statement.
“We are proud to say that never before has any corporate body assembled this array of stars for a six-month music and comedy shows like Globacom has done for the two shows. This makes the twin mega shows very unique,” the company said.
To spice up the shows, some Nigerian mega stars have been slated to make appearances at each of the venues, while the trio of Juliet Ibrahim, Joselyn Dumas and Mercy Johnson will anchor the shows. Some of the stars expected to make appearances include Kanayo O. Kanayo, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Ebube Nwagbo, Funke Akindele, Odunlade Adekola, Sani Danja among others.
"The shows are specially designed to celebrate and reward our teeming subscribers and to demonstrate to them that we will spare no efforts at delighting them at all times as they are the reason why we are in business. The icing on the cake is that all these array of mega stars will be entertaining our esteemed subscribers in all the locations free of charge" Globacom said.
Globacom subscribers who wish to be invited for the Glo Mega Music Tour are required to use N3,000 one month before each show and text "Music" and their preferred location to a short code, 207. For instance, a subscriber who wants to attend the Abuja event should send by SMS, "Music Abuja" to 207. For Glo Laffta Fest comedy show, subscribers are advised to use N3,000 before the show and send "LOL" to a short code, 240. For instance, a subscriber who wants to attend the Benin show should send by SMS, “LOL Benin” to 240.