By Benjamin Njoku
THE Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has endorsed the eighth edition of Gbenga Adeyinka’s annual comedy and music event popularly called, “Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Friends.” The endorsement is coming after the top-flight comedian kicked off preparations towards the hosting of the event in Ilorin.
Governor Ahmed will be the special guest of honour at the show, which will also have special appearances from Nollywood stars, Femi Adebayo a.k.a Jelili and Yomi Fash Lanso. Adeyinka, who has promised to rock the state with his Laffmattazz train, is excited about the recent development. The mission, according to him, is to conquer the South West with the comedy show which he kicked off about six years ago. The last show, however, held about four months back, precisely on Easter Sunday, in Ibadan.
Speaking on the endorsement, Adeyinka said: “We have been blessed with supportive leaders in the South West. From Lagos to Ibadan, Ogun State, Osun State and now Kwara State, the governors have supported in no small measure. The show is billed to hold on Sunday, September 3, 2017.”
Speaking further, the comedian said; “We have been here for a while planning and preparing for a top notch event and we got feedbacks from the people, hence the inclusion of the new king of street hop, Small Doctor. The Ilorin people insisted that the young man must be part of the headliners of the show which is billed for Sallah celebration.”
Billed to hold at the Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, the comedy, music and family show will have Gbenga Adeyinka 1st, Reminisce, Olu maintain, QDot, Terry Apala, Gandoki, Omobaba lead the pack of entertainers to perform during the show. With DJ Incredible, DJ Banky and DJ Lollypop holding down the wheels of steel, other entertainers to rock the show include, Bash, Capital Femi, Dotman, Lord of Ajasa, Toqs, Sonorous, Martins, Climax J, Wales, Peteru, Mc Ajele, Baba Alariya, Samo Baba, Deeone, Remote, Thecutestabiola, Bendapoet and Karikatalk among others.