Two of the most beloved Nollywood actors, especially in the Yoruba genre, Odunlade Adekola and Bolaji Amusan, popularly known as Mr. Latin thrilled the people of Ibadan on Sunday as the most popular comedy show organised by Globacom, Glo Laffta Fest, hit the ancient city.
They made their first appearance at the Ibadan edition of the highly celebrated comedy show that has now toured a total of nine cities, including Port Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Owerri, Warri, Calabar and Yenegoa in the last few weeks.
Glo Laffta Fest Ibadan was held at the Professor Oritsejolomi Thomas Hall, University of Ibadan (UI), adjudged as the largest indoor event centre in Ibadan.
Odunlade, a Globacom brand ambassador, who was one of the three guest celebrities at the event, proved to be immensely popular with the audience as the crowd went wild when he was called on stage.
Bolaji Amusan, popularly called Mr. Latin, was also given a rousing reception by the Ibadan crowd who chanted the many names he had used in home movies.
Nollywood legend, Patience Ozokwor, popularly known as Mama G also excited the Ibadan audience who filled the massive hall and spilled into the gallery upstairs. She described the occasion as momentous, stating that Globacom is one company that has remained consistent in supporting entertainment.
She said that was why the company was taking the show across Nigeria. Mama G who wore a green silky gown with sprightly embroidery, thanked the almost 5000 people in the hall for their love for her and the Glo brand.
After up and coming acts, including Emmanuel Debegene Emmaralo, entertained the audience, the show was formally opened by accomplished comedian, Olufemi Fagade popularly called Omo Baba.
Omo Baba, who was making his debut in the current season of the comedy show, excited the audience by taking them down the memory lane discussing the various dance styles that had reigned in the last two decades.
Fast rising comedian and proponent of music-comedy, Kenny Blaq, also made his first appearance on the show at the Ibadan edition, thrilling the audience with craftily created funny versions of popular songs. He received a rousing applause.
Another accomplished comedian, Bash, came down hard on wife beaters as he made jokes of their actions, saying that any man that beats his wife is not fit to be called a man.
Other comedians who entertained the Ibadan crowd included Gordons, Bovi and Basketmouth.
Glo Laffta Fest, Ibadan was anchored by Nollywood’s top actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie and Ghana’s top actress, Juliet Ibrahim.
Globacom subscribers who arrived the event early were called on stage to take picture with the guest celebrities and collect branded gifts. Subscribers who won dancing competitions and correctly answered questions about Glo products and services were also celebrated and presented with goody bags.
The next destination of the show is Benin this Sunday. Other cities that will host the show in the weeks ahead include Awka, Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC, Ajah, Asaba, Aba, Suleja, Kubwa, 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 with their preferred location to the short code 240; for example, “LOL Ibadan” to 240.