It was an eclectic mix of the old and new at the Abeokuta edition of the ongoing nationwide comedy tour, Glo Laffta Fest over the weekend as promising comedians put up brilliant performances alongside accomplished humour merchants led by Godwin Komone popularly called Gordons.
Aside from Gordons, other established comedians who performed on the massive Glo Laffta Fest stage in Abeokuta include Bash, Acapella, Helen Paul, and the raving comic duo of Ojo Ladipupo Daniel and Ogunsina Ayodeji Samuel who go by the stage name of Still Ringing.
Among the outstanding budding stars who performed were MC Sogo who cracked the audience’s ribs with original jokes around the inadequacies of Nollywood; Bishop, a local star who shared funny stories about Nigerian musicians, MC Mike who joked about the rising love for money in Nigeria and MC Black who threw jabs at young ladies who spoke bad English.
The budding stars set the right mood for the first major act of the night, and Helen Paul, introduced a new twist into the performances. She put up a prize money of N50,000 for any lady who could come on stage to remove her wig. A bunch of ladies rushed out, and Helen Paul proceeded to conduct a mock beauty pageant, throwing a series of hilarious banters along the way, with the audience laughing uproariously.
The show was graced by the Secretary to the Government of Ogun State, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, a traditional ruler, Olu Aga, Aga Olowo, Oba Kusoro Kayode, the Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Clement Oladele, and Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Chief Dayo Adeneye. Others include the state’s Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Muyiwa Oladipo, his counterpart in the Ministry of Environment, Bolaji Odeleye and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Intergovernmental Affairs, Rt. Hon. Tola Banjo.
The comedy tour is next holding at Eko Hotel in Lagos this Sunday. Other cities that will host the show in the weeks ahead include Kubwa, Ikeja, FESTAC, Ajah, Suleja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Lokoja, Makurdi and Anyigba.