By Tofarati Ige
Guests at the Best Western Hotel, GRA Benin City, venue of the first in the series of the 2015 edition of Glo Laffta Fest, erupted in wild excitement on Sunday, August 30, when the best of Nigerian comedians converged on the ancient city to unleash fun and humour on the residents.
Garbed in different evening apparels, the guests roared with laughter as the comedians reeled out rib-cracking jokes from the stage. The comedy show anchored by the prodigiously creative comic super star, Bovi featured top comedians including Gordons, I go Save, Funny Bone, Sim Card, Osama, Youngest Landlord, D Don, MC Casino, and popular musicians MI and Burna Boy.
Globacom’s National Sales Coordinator, Mid West, Augustus Offor, in his opening remarks, thanked the people of Benin for their faith in the company and underscored the importance of the primal city to the history of Nigeria.
“Globacom is delighted to have the first in the series of the Laffta Fest shows in Benin City. Indeed, Benin plays an important role in the history of Nigeria and the people of this great city have been very loyal to Globacom. That is why we are bringing the Glo LafftaFest, Slide ‘n’ Bounce musical concert and Dance with Peter reality TV show to you here in Benin City,” he said.
The Glo Laffta Fest will move to Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Abeokuta, the rock city, will also have a feel of the comedy show on Sunday, September 13. Other locations are Eagle Club, Surulere, Lagos on September 20; Port Harcourt, September 27; Ikeja, Lagos on October 3; Ibadan, October 11; Ikorodu, Lagos, October 18; Egbeda,Lagos, October 25; Abuja, November 1 and Ijebu Ode, October 8.