Thursday, 5 December 2013

Glo Ushers Enugu Into Yuletide Season With Africa’s Biggest Comedy Show

Sensational Senator, Ugandan genius, Salvador, Seyi Law, 2CanTalk, Funny Bones and Frank D Don at the Glo Laffta Fest, Invasion LOL in Enugu on Sunday

Energetic vocalist, Omawumi and some guests at the Glo Laffta Fest, Invasion LOL Enugu on Sunday.

Africa's Number one hip hop star, Wande Coal at the Glo Laffta Fest, Invasion LOL in Enugu on Sunday
Globacom on Sunday ushered Enugu residents into the Yuletide season with  panache and blissful entertainment as it staged Africa’s biggest comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest, in the city.  
For over five hours, the company thrilled guests with Africa's topmost comedians and musicians at the event which was held at the Golden Royale Hotel's event centre.
From about 6.30 p.m. when the show started until midnight, there was no dull moment for the over 3,000 people in the hall as they savoured rib-cracking jokes and best of music. 
Basketmouth, the show's anchor, was at his best as he tickled the crowd with a series of jokes from his rich repertoire. He commended Glo for sparing no expense to give the people of Enugu such a first class show in appreciation of their unwavering loyal support in the last 10 years. The crowd which gave Glo a roaring ovation said this was the first time any company had staged such a classy show in Enugu.
Basketmouth immediately yielded the floor to Bez, regarded as Nigeria's best young master guitarist. Bez, with his three-man crew, dazzled the audience with his mastery of the strings and the rendition of his Stupid songs. After Bez's performance, Basketmouth asked him to stay behind to back him up as he aped how American rockstars behaved on stage to which the crowd applauded massively.

In quick succession, Frank the Don, Mayor and Oguns Baba warmed up the crowd until Seyi Law, who was performing in Enugu for the first time, raised the bar with his clinical delivery.  While the trio of Don, Mayor and Oguns picked on the idiosyncrasies of the Nigerian Police in their jokes, the highlight of Seyi Law's performance was how Nigerian children can be stratified into different demographics based on their parents' professions. He recalled how the children of of "Pako" parents ( E social economic class) would recite alphabets different from how the children of parents in the ABC socio economic class would.   The hall exploded in rancorous laughter.  
Omawunmi, the Nigerian hiplife sensation, shook the hall with her energetic delivery of her hit songs, Adebisi Konga, Pamurege and Who I go ask?  
2 Can Talk, Senator, Funny Bone, Salvador, the Ugandan comedy genius and Okey Bakassi also thrilled the crowd with their signature premium jokes, before Wande Coal wrapped up the evening with his tracks, Bumper to BumperYou BadThe KickBaby Face and Rotate.  
At the end of the show, some members of the audience adjudged it “the biggest and most hilarious in the history of entertainment in the Coal City.”
The most revealing act of the evening was the superlative performance of Nigeria’s female DJ, Nana Yatt. Nana added a breath of fresh air. Not only did she rock the crowd with the hottest vibes, she also took to the centre stage at a point during her solo performance to display one of the latest dance steps in town. 
The Glo Laffta Fest train will berth in Uyo this Sunday with another set of fantastic comedians and musicians.

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