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Awka comes alive as Basket Mouth, Wizkid, Okey Bakassi, Omawumi, I Go Dye, others perform at the Glo Laffta Fest


The Nigerian entertainment landscape is witnessing a new dimension in the comedy genre according to Glo subscribers who attended the Awka edition of Glo Laffta Fest comedy show in Awka, Anambra State on Friday.

Several Glo subscribers who attended the show held at the Marble Arch Hotel and Events Centre, Awka, praised Globacom for bringing the Laffta Fest comedy show which is currently touring major cities in Nigeria to Awka.

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Having arrived the town from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, the show which began at 4 p.m. featured top-rated comedians and artistes including host, Basket Mouth, Okey Bakassi, Gandoki, I Go Dye, Acapella, Funny Bone, Mayor, Omawumi and Wiz Kid who engaged the audience in an evening of ecstasy and unlimited fun.



Organized exclusively for Glo subscribers who had received an invitation to the event through a text message, the venue was filled to maximum capacity with an overflow that out-numbered the seated guests in the auditorium.


A number of guests who aired their views commended Globacom for taking the show across the country, particularly the Awka edition, saying it is a laudable initiative.


A guest, Amaka Amamchukwu, who was the third runner-up in the Miss Anambra 2015 pageant, said Globacom is taking entertainment to another level in Nigeria. “This is the second entertainment show by Globacom in Awka within four weeks. It’s very commendable that Globacom is promoting entertainment in Nigeria, touring the whole country with two premium shows.”


Another guest, Hon. Timothy Ifedioranma, a member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, said the Glo Laffta Fest initiative is a very laudable idea. “Coming to watch these great comedians perform relaxes the nerves,” he said.


An auto engineer, Chudi Okoye, said he felt privileged to have been invited to the show. “I am so proud to be a Glo subscriber. This is one of the best shows I have ever attended. I and my family had great entertainment,” he declared.


The Glo Laffta Fest train will arrive Owerri, Imo State, on Sunday, November 29. Subscribers who wish to attend the show in Owerri, Nsukka, Aba and Makurdi can still do so by using up to N3,000 before the show and sending ‘LOL’ and preferred location of the show to “33001”. For example, you can send ‘LOL OWERRI’ to 33001, the statement added.