This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Asaba Agog for Glo Laffta Fest

For the umpteenth time, Globacom on Sunday treated Asaba residents to an amazing evening of pre-Christmas fun with 15 best-in-class national and international artistes among the cast of the Glo Laffta Fest show that held the city spell-bound with a full dose of comedy and music.

The Asaba edition of the show, the ninth in the series of the 10-week funtainment packaged as part of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company's operations, was held at the Orchid Hotel, Asaba and was attended by a mammoth crowd of fun seekers drawn from the city and the adjoining towns.The night of jokes and music was opened by top Asaba-based comedian, Frank D Don who thrilled the audience with different jokes, the highlight of which was the mess a stammerer got himself into while running a football commentary. Odogwu, who came in next, got the crowd reeling with laughter after throwing nearly all his costume including his jeans jacket, red cap and beads to the crowd to arouse attention and applause. But he later pleaded with the audience to return the same items to him, with a slight threat that "the beads are ritual objects". SIM Card, 2CanTAlk and Osama were just as funny in their delivery. Their jokes centered around Igbo and Niger Delta mannerisms. Dan d Humorous' performance jolted the crowd who rose to give the Port Harcourt-based stand-up comedian a standing ovation for his ingenuity at "designing" an ATM that converses with customers in local languages.

The emergence of ace comedians raised the bar. Funny Bone, dressed like a Boko Haram member, threatened to blow the crowd with comics, if they did not applaud him. Once he got his way, he treated the crowd to his rich repertoire of jokes.

The legendary Okey Bakassi, told the crowd that Nigeria "is probably a comedy TV channel God watches whenever the Heavenly Father wants something to amuse Him".

The Uganda prodigy, Salvador enthralled the audience with his Ugbokolo village experience and the "craziest of them all, Akpororo, was also very hilarious. He described his jokes for the night as "take away joke which you will remember maybe in the bathroom in two days' time and you will say Akpororo is an idiot o".

The music diva, Chee The Voice, opened the music segment while Mr. Incredible (MI) closed the show with the best from his hit tracks. Nigeria's leading comedian. With DJ XGEE dishing out music from the juke box, the Asaba crowd soaked themselves in the night of fun and entertainment as they entered the stage for a scintillating dancing competition won by Jenifer Smart, a Senior School Certificate holder, who went home with a Glo Bounty pack.

The final edition of this season's Glo Laffta Fest will hold tomorrow in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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