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Benin erupts in excitement with Glo Laffta Fest

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.

File photo: Comedians, Basket Mouth and Bovi performing at Glo Laffta Fest

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.


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