National telecom operator, Globacom, on Friday night deepened its pedigree as most student-friendly network at its Glo #Stay Buzzin party held in Lagos and four other locations across the country, namely, Benin, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Ibadan.The party which held simultaneously in the four cities were organised in preparatory to what Nigerian youths should expect from its planned six-month-long music and comedy shows called Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and Glo Laffta Fest from April 7 in 27 cities.
The company also used the parties to introduce Glo Cafe, an app designed for all categories of telecom subscribers, particularly students and youths, who would see it as a one-stop telecommunication solution. Glo Cafe which offers games, videos, music, sports, entertainment and e-commerce is also positioned as the fastest and easiest way to recharge the Glo account.
The company said: “Glo Cafe is not just an entertainment portal, but also helps customers recharge data and airtime, e-top up, as well as maintain their account status, among other values. It can be downloaded by existing subscribers by sending Buzz to 288.”
At the Lagos show held at the House of Haze near the University of Lagos, Olaniyi Opeyemi, president of the Faculty of Arts students, University of Lagos, “I had a whole load of fun tonight. Well packaged show and I give kudos to Globacom for thinking about the welfare of the youths. The Glo Cafe App and the shows will really improve our social, educational and financial life. Glo is indeed representing the Nigerian dream”.
The party was anchored by comedian, Bovi, and also had music superstar, Olamide, in attendance.
There was also an opportunity for up-and-coming artistes to display their talent. Omni and Whalemouth were among those who seized the chance.
Similarly, it was fun all the way at the Abuja event as youths from different educational campuses in and around the capital territory converged on the Stamford Hotel, Kubwa, for the night of fun.
The presence of Glo Ambassador, Sani Danja heightened the excitement as the students took turns to take ‘selfie’ with him.
Rasheed Mohammed, an Education major student of College of Education, Zuba, described the party as “the very best he attended in recent time,” while Emmanuel Chijioke of University of Abuja commended Globacom for staging the party and called for more of such from time to time.
At the Ibadan event, singer Korede Bello dished out melodious songs to the delight of students who came in bus loads from the University of Ibadan, Lead City University and The Polytechnic, Ibadan among other tertiary institutions.
President, Students’ Union Government, University of Ibadan, Nifemi Ojo, said, “Gobacom had consistently shown that it was a Nigerian brand which offers world class services and products”. He added that the students were proud of the brand which has kept projecting Nigeria in good light before other countries of the world.
The fun continued in Port Harcourt as youths drawn mainly from nearby University of Port Harcourt came dressed up to the nines and ready for dancing action.
Dance hall music star, Timaya, joined senior officials of Globacom to party with the youths. Many of the guests went home with goody bags won in various competitions ranging from dancing to quiz and miming, anchored by Port Harcourt-based standup comic, Senator.
One of the students, Sarah Nweke, a 200-level student of Uniport described the party as ‘explosive’ and promised to attend all the mega shows scheduled for Port Harcourt.
In Benin, students from University of Benin, UNIBEN, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Federal Polytechnic, Auchi and other fun seekers were at the Glo #Stay Buzzin party held at the Hexagon Night Club, GRA.
The highly-elated students could not ask for more as the in-house DJ continuously blasted vibes that kept them dancing until the early hours of Saturday. Some of them demonstrated their prowess for comedy, singing and dancing and they got quality gifts as prizes for their efforts.
President of the UNIBEN Students Union Government, Miss Lauretta Obakpolor, after the show, commended Globacom for “always finding time to engage the young folks”.
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