I Go Dye in his elements at the Victoria Island Laffta Fest.
The Victoria Island, Lagos edition of the ongoing comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest will go down as one of the biggest so far in terms of the quantum and calibre of attendance.
|Ugandan comedian, Salvador, dishing out jokes.|
The Victoria Island edition of the show attracted over 5000 distinguished guests including the Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, the executive chairman of the Lagos States Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), Ayo Subair, Chief Revenue Optimization Officer, Ibadan Distribution Company, Ola Ayodeji and Deputy General Manager, Lagos State Mortgage Board, Bayowa Foresythe, among others.
The Convention Centre of the prestigious Eko Hotels and Suites was filled to capacity as some of the continent’s humour merchants displayed their expertise and famous wit. They were supported to thrill the audience by Nollywood stars like Jenifa’s Diary’s creator, Funke Akindele, songstress, Omawumi Megbele, ace actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo and popular Yoruba actor, Adekola Odunlade.
Up-and-coming comedians opened the show, with virtually all of them displaying uncommon confidence and brilliance. They include Kemex, MC Medical, Koye from Rock City and the British Pastors, a couple of young comics. They set the audience reeling in laughter.
The first headline act of the night was Princewill, a young man who is making waves in comedy circles in Nigeria, especially in the country’s commercial nerve-centre. His quick wit was manifest within the first few minutes of his performance as he poked fun at various categories of people, including the nouveau riche of the high brow Victoria Island and Lekki, which experienced flooding recently. He earned for himself a standing ovation.
Frank D Don picked the baton and sustained the tempo by sharing a string of jokes on religion and the general condition of the country. Other comedians who performed in quick succession include Bash d Cash, Arinze Baba, Salvador from Uganda, Dan D’Humorous, I go Dye and Gordons, who closed the show.
Various categories of Glo subscribers went home with branded gifts, ranging from those who won dance and quiz competitions to those who arrived early for the show.
The show is now heading for Kubwa in Abuja this Sunday, from where it will go to other cities including Makurdi, Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC, Ajah, Suleja, Ibadan, Kano, Port Harcourt, Lokoja, and Anyigba.
To attend the Kubwa 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 Kubwa” to 240.