Grand Masters of data, Globacom threw an exclusive party that kept students in Ibadan and its environs busy till the wee hours of Saturday.
The Glo #Stay Buzzin party held at Option 247 at Ikolaba GRA, Ibadan with Korede Bello dishing out melodious songs from his repertoire to the delight of students who came in bus-loads from the University of Ibadan, Lead City University and The Polytechnic, Ibadan among other tertiary institutions in the ancient city. It was was compered by ace comedian and Master of Ceremonies, Gbenga Adeyinka.
The party which held simultaneously in four other cities same night – Lagos, Benin, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, were organisedin preparatory to what Nigerian youths should expect from its planned six-month-long music and comedy shows called Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and Glo Laffta Fest from April 7 in 27 cities.
The company also used the parties to introduce Glo Cafe, an app designed for all categories of telecom subscribers, particularly students and youths, who would see it as a one-stop telecommunication solution. Glo Cafe which offers games, videos, music, sports,entertainment and e-commerce is also positioned as the fastest and easiest way to recharge the Glo account.
The company said: “Glo Cafe is not just an entertainment portal, but also helps customers recharge data and airtime, e-top up, as well as maintain their account status, among other values. It can be downloaded by existing subscribers by sending Buzz to 288.”
President, Students’ Union Government, University of Ibadan, Nifemi Ojo said Globacom had consistently shown that it was a Nigerian brand which offers world class services and products. He added that the students were proud of the brand which has kept projecting Nigeria in good light before other countries of the world.
The Lagos show was held at the House of Haze near the University of Lagos where students of the school and those from the Yaba Polytechnic came out in droves to enjoy good music and comedy from Omni, Whalemouth and humour merchant, Bovi, who anchored the show. The atmosphere was further electrified by the presence ofKing of the Street, Olamide arrived the party.
President of the Faculty of Arts students, University of Lagos, Olaniyi Opeyemi said after the show: “I had a whole load of fun tonight. Well packaged show and I give kudos to Globacom for thinking about the welfare of the youths. The Glo Cafe App and the shows will really improve our social, educational and financial life. Glo is indeed representing the Nigerian dream”.
In Abuja, youths from the University of Abuja, Veritas University, Dorben Polytechnic and College of Education, Zubaattended the night of fun and entertainment at Empire Lodge, Stamford Hotel, Kubwa for the party which was compered by M.C, Jimmy D Hypeman. Presence of Glo Ambassador, Sani Danja added pep to the excitement as the students took turns to take ‘selfie’ with their idol. Emmanuel Chijioke of University of Abuja commended Globacom for staging the party and called for more of such from time to time.
In Port Harcourt, it was endless fun and entertainment as dance hall music mega star, Timaya joined senior officials of Globacom, including Mr. Bisi Koleosho, Globacom’s Head of Operations, Mr. Ashok Israni, Regional Chief Marketing Officer and Augustine Mamuro, National Sales Coordinator among others to party with the youths.
Guests went home with goody bags won in various competitions ranging from dancing to quiz and miming, anchored by Port Harcourt-based stand up comic, Senator.
Mr. Koleosho encouraged the youths to turn up en masse for the forthcoming mega shows, which will present the very best in music and comedy from within and outside Nigeria while engaging them on the value the newly launched Glo Cafe.
Sarah Nweke, a 200-level student of Uniport described the party as ‘explosive’ and promised to attend all the mega shows slated for Port Harcourt.
Students from University of Benin, UNIBEN, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma and Federal Polytechnic, Auchi and other fun lovers were thrilled at the Glo #Stay Buzzin party held at the Hexagon Night Club, GRA, Benin City.
The duo of two Glo brand ambassadors – ace comedian, Gordons and the most sensational Nigerian female vocalist, Omawumi – anchored the show to the delight of the ecstatic students.
President of the UNIBEN Students Union Government, Miss Lauretta Obakpolor commended Globacom for “always finding time to engage the young folks”.
Globacom’s National Sales Coordinator, Mid-West Territory, Mr. Augustu-ndu Offor, explained that the #Stay Buzzing Party “is to herald a lot of other activities on the Glo network and we can assure you that from now till the end of the year, there will be no dull moment on the network.”