International comedian, Salvador from Uganda, Bovi and Basketmouth led the pack of resourceful comedians at the weekend to wow guests at the Enugu edition of the ongoing nationwide tour of GloLaffta Fest, Nigeria’s biggest comedy brand.
The Enugu edition which was the third in the series threw up outstanding comics who would certainly strut the global comedy scene in due course.
The show got off to a roaring start with neophyte comedians such as MC Zino, the duo of Sam and Song, MC for God, MC Twin Parrot and MC Franchez taking turns to dazzle Enugu fun-seekers.
A regular member of the cast of the popular Glo-sponsored TV series, Professor Johnbull, MC for God, was outstanding as he reeled out original jokes that resonated well with the appreciative audience. MC for God used caricature to great effect and this elicited deafening ovation from attendees.
The appearance of the duo of Sam and Song on stage ignited hearty laughter among the audience buoyed by the popularity of their skits on the social media. They act the roles of a preacher and an interpreter, with most of the punch lines coming from the interpreter. Their efforts were rewarded with great applause.
MC Twin Parrot also got massive approval from the audience for comically juxtaposing the burial rites in the Western World and the South Eastern part of Nigeria, among other things.
Arinze Baba, a Port Harcourt-based comedy star, formally opened the show with an outstanding performance.
The heavy weights took it from there and it was a roller-coaster ride for the excited crowd until the end of the show. Bash, Salvador, Bovi, Gordons and Basketmouth delivered what the crowd thirsted for –unlimited fun.
As is customary, scores of Glo subscribers went home with freebies from Globacom. The lucky subscribers included those who came early to the show as well as dance competition winners in the male and female categories, among others.
In the female category, Adaeze Ani and Caroline Iroakazi, both students, emerged joint winners while Johnson Precious, also a student, was the runner-up.
In the male category, Emmanuel Fly and Frank Raphael emerged winners and first runner-up respectively, while Clinton Joseph emerged second runner-up.
Nollywood veterans, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Kanayo O. Kanayo(KOK), Patience Ozokwor popularly known as Mama G, and Victor Osuagwu added more excitement to the event. KOK turned heads elicited ecstatic applause when he appeared on stage in a regal robe with all the trappings of royalty including an elephant tusk and a crown placed tenderly on his head. He thanked the people of Enugu where he was “born, bred and buttered”, even though he hails from Imo State. Osuagwu also caused a wild stir with his unique style of entry and “mumu” dance.
Owerri is the next venue for Glo Laffta Fest this Sunday while 23 other locations will experience the show over the next six months. These include Awka, Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC , Ajah, Asaba, Calabar, Enugu, Aba, Suleja, Kubwa, FCT, Ibadan, Ijebu Ode, Abeokuta, Ekpoma, Kaduna, Akure, Lokoja, and Anyigba.
To attend the show, Glo subscribers are expected to use up to N2,000 credit within one month and text LOL and preferred location to short code 240; for example, “LOL Owerri” to 240.
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