By the time the curtain was drawn on the event aptly tagged Invasion LOL, the audience agreed that the show was the very first of its kind in the city of Owerri.
The Ugandan comedian, Salvador, was one of the major highlights of the evening as the audience connected superbly with his demonstrative jokes. He got a standing ovation for his session. His Nigerian counterparts drew their jokes largely from contemporary developments in the Nigerian social scene to entertain the people.
Naeto C, an indigene of Owerri was thrilled to perform in his home town for the first time and he wowed the crowd with a brilliant performance gingered by two female dancers. The energetic Omawumi also came to the party, crowning her performance with her hit song, Who I Go Tellý.
Basketmouth who anchored the show, asked the crowd to show some love to Globacom for organising the event and the crowd responded with a deafening ovation.
Mr. Incredible, M.I, ended his performance with his hit track, Africa rapper Number 1, which had virtually everybody in the hall singing along.
Owerri, Imo State capital, was on Sunday treated to a long night of fun and excitement as Globacom staged Africa’s biggest comedy show, Glo Laffta Fest, in the city.
Buchi recalled a lyric from a popular music where an artiste mentioned a banana line 15 times in quick succession. Everybody in the hall was astonished when he played the track and asked them to count with him.
The Glo Laffta Fest show started three weeks ago in Lagos as part of Globacom’s 10th year anniversary celebrations. It was followed by another bumper edition in Abuja last week. Cities such as Port Harcourt, Benin, Enugu, Abakaliki, Asaba, Uyo, and Ibadan will experience the thrilling event in the coming weeks.
The expectations of the guests at the shows were met as the 12 comedians who were on call sent them laughing heartily non-stop with jokes complemented by hit tunes from three of Nigeria’s leading musicians.
Government officials, businessmen, civil servants, workers and students filled the Rochas Convention Centre, venue of the show to enjoy an amazing evening of rib-cracking jokes and delightful music.