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Gordons, Arinze Baba, others thrill crowd at Ijebu Ode Glo Laffta Fest

Courtesy of the fully integrated telecommunications outfit, Globacom, top joke merchants, Basketmouth,  Gordons and Arinze Baba joined other world-class comedians to treat residents of Ijebu Ode, to a glorious show over the weekend.

Living up to their lifestyle as one of the most colourful ethnic groups in the country, the residents came out in impressive ceremonial attires, and other adornments to enjoy the show. The people, among them, full members of the same families, poured into Spectralinks Hall in Imosan end of the city to savour the much publicised show which coincided with the end of the Ramadan fast.


Besides Basketmouth, Arinze Baba and Gordons, other  celebrated comedians who thrilled the audience were the sensational preacher/interpreter comic act, Still Ringing, made up of Ojo Ladipupo Daniel and Ayodeji Samuel, as well as accomplished comics Acapella and Seyi Law.

It was full entertainment for the audience who had enormous fun listening to different shades of comedy from these talented stand-up comedians, even as the DJ filled the intervals with danceable music to complete the celebratory mood.

While all the comedians recorded massive appreciation from the audience for their efforts, the duo of Seyi Law and Acapella were especially outstanding, as their joke selection resonated with the audience.

These sensational joke masters focus on contemporary issues such as  politics, the economy and religion. Seyi Law particularly focused on childhood experiences, drawing humorous comparison between how parents corrected their children in the past and today. The audience, which included considerable number of parents and a handful of grandparents, connected with and thoroughly enjoyed the parenting jokes and responded with loud ovation.

More excitement was added to the show by the presence of celebrity guests such as Bolaji Amusan, more popularly known as Mr. Latin, Nollywood legend, Patience Ozokwor, and screen divas Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ebube Nwagbo who co-anchored the show.

The next destination of the show is Kaduna today. Other cities that will host the show in the weeks ahead include Awka, Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC, Ajah, Asaba, Aba, Suleja, Kubwa, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Abeokuta, Lokoja, Makurdi and Anyigba.

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