07 Dec 2013

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Nigeria’s leading comedian and television’s comedy visual candy, Bovi, on Sunday sent the residents of Abakaliki reeling with laughter as he mimicked Obama’s political rhetoric with an unmistaken perfection at the Abakaliki edition of Glo Laffta Fest.

Bovi tickled the excited audience with his classic joke that juxtaposed a typical Nigerian political rally with that of the United States of America. His flawless parody of Barack Obama at a political rally was the clincher. He got the crowd cheering endlessly and wondering if Bovi was playing a pre-recorded Obama rhetoric.

Bovi performed alongside other top Nigerian comedians and East Africa’s most-celebrated comedian, Salvador, from Uganda.  The Ugandan cracked up the crowd when he related his native Ugbokolo everyday life experience, focusing on the notoriety  of the village rascal, named Ladeja.

The Abakaliki edition of Glo Laffta Fest was the loudest bang the city has ever witnessed on the social scene as Glo lined up popular comedians and musicians from within and outside the country to thrill the city’s residents to a potpourri of the best comedy and music at the show.

The crowd roared in unison that the show was the most thrilling they had ever witnessed in the city. Basketmouth, the show’s anchorman had stirred the roaring response when he asked in the thick of the fun-filled show that, “Seriously speaking, has any brand given the people of Abakaliki such a loaded show like this before featuring an international comedian, Nigeria’s biggest and best comedians and Nigeria’s music superstars,” to which the thousands of people inside and outside the Nkweagu Ugbala Convention Centre chorused a deafening “no.”

The show kicked off with the sonorous voice of Vinissi, Abakaliki’s best female vocalist and swiftly dovetailed into a series of comedy sessions with 2CanTalk, Parrotmouth, SIM Card, Bash, Gandoki, Julius Agwu, Bovi, Akpororo and Okey Bakassi dishing out spontaneous and contemporary jokes to the delight of the people.

Nigeria’s music stars, Chee The Voice, Burna Boy and Mr. Incredible, MI, kept the people on their feet during their different outings with their superlative performances. Chee the Voice was the most improved act of the night with her refined beats, delicious voice and superb utilisation of space. Burna Boy’s energetic performance was electrifying while MI was simply incredible. The crowd loved him and passionately sang every song along with him.

The Glo Laffta Fest which kicked off in Lagos a few weeks ago has toured Abuja, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Benin and Abakaliki.  The show will be held in Enugu this Sunday while Asaba, Uyo and Ibadan will take their turn in subsequent weeks

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