LAI MOHAMED, OTHERS GRACE LAFFTA FEST IN LAGOS

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Again, up-and-coming comedians put up a brilliant performance alongside world-class comedians, attracting uproarious applause at the recent Glo Laffta Fest event in Victoria Island, Lagos. Glo Laffta Fest is Nigeria’s biggest comedy concert, currently on a 27-city tour. It will end in October. As has become customary with the show, the Lagos event, which was strategically hosted at the posh Eko Hotel and Suites, was attended by an A-class audience. In the hall were the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohamed,and the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, among others.

Also in the audience to the delight of the fans were Nollywood stars like Richard Mofe-Damijo and Adekola Odunlade. Songster, honey-voiced Omawumi Megbele, was also called up stage, with the other stars to greet the crowd.

The show got on the way quite early in the evening with audience-participation activities among which was a dancing competition for male and female guests. The winners, who were voted for by the audience, went home with beautiful prizes from Globacom.

Up-and-coming comedians from Lagos such as Kemex, MC Medical, Koye from Rock City and the duet act called British Pastors opened the performance for the evening, and they did quite well to impress the sophisticated audience that filled the Convention Centre of the Hotel.

All the budding comedians dished out very mature and funny jokes that kept the crowd laughing all through their time on stage. They were so impressive that no one would have known they were not the main acts if not for their names.

The filled-to-capacity hall responded with waves upon waves of laughter and applause. At the end, each one received a massive ovation. They poked fun at the police, poked fun at themselves, poked fun at Lagos residents, especially those who live in highbrow Lekki Peninsula that was recently affected by flood. They also made fun out of the stereotypes associated with the major tribes in the country.

After the budding comedians, the big boys of the day took to the stage. While the supporting acts were a surprise, the main acts did not disappoint.