Anyigba Bub­bles With Ex­cite­ment As Glo­lafftafest Hits Town

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - REVUE -

THE quiet town of Anyigba in Kogi State came alive last Sun­day, as Glo­laffta Fest hit the town.

Lin­ing up to thrill stu­dents and other mem­bers of the Kogi State Univer­sity com­mu­nity were some of the best co­me­di­ans in Nige­ria. They in­cluded God­win Komone, gen­er­ally called Gor­dons, Bovi Ug­boma and Ben­neth Daniel, bet­ter known as Acapella. With the mas­sive pub­lic­ity or­gan­iser, Globa­com, gave the show, the univer­sity’s sport­ing com­plex venue of the event, had started to fill up as early as 8 a.m. even though the show was sched­uled to com­mence by 1 p.m.

The three hu­mour mer­chants com­bined with oth­ers such as Osama and Arinze Baba to un­leash undi­luted com­edy and fun, made up of largely stu­dents, school ad­min­is­tra­tors, lec­tur­ers and other res­i­dents of Anyigba.

First on the pro­gramme was the per­for­mance by as­pir­ing comic tal­ents who proved their met­tle with com­mend­able de­liv­er­ies. They were fol­lowed by the bearded Osama. It was an en­gag­ing per­for­mance, which whet­ted the ap­petite of the au­di­ence for more.

Sen­a­tor then took his turn to en­ter­tain the au­di­ence with his unique blend of jokes. The high­point of his show was when he re-en­acted the dif­fer­ent ways he said var­i­ous tribes re­spond to some popular re­li­gious songs. To­wards the end of his per­for­mance, he in­vited Osama back on stage and to­gether they played out how Igbo traders count money, while lis­ten­ing to a par­tic­u­lar gospel song. This threw the hall into wild laugh­ter. Arinze Baba fol­lowed next and also thrilled guests with a hu­mour-packed de­liv­ery.

The big­ger name co­me­di­ans of the night, Gor­dons and Bovi, came to the stage there­after and brought the show to a cli­matic end with lots of mem­o­ries for mem­bers of the univer­sity com­mu­nity.

Nol­ly­wood ac­tresses, Mercy John­son-oko­jie and Juliet Ibrahim, were the show an­chors, while Sani Danja and iconic ac­tor Kanayo O. Kanayo, were the celebrity guests. There was also DJ Lambo, who sup­plied sooth­ing songs from her mu­sic ma­chine.

The next edi­tion of the fest holds in Lokoja, Kogi State. There­after, the show train will move to Port Har­court for the se­cond time, Onit­sha, Makurdi and then Ajah in La­gos.

To at­tend, Glo sub­scribers are re­quired 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 Lokoja” to 240.

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