Globacom, national telecommunications operator and Nigeria’s biggest corporate promoter of entertainment, has announced plans to commence the first-of-its-kind entertainment fiesta which will set several cities across the country agog for the next six months.
The twin mega shows, called the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and the Glo Laffta Fest comedy show, will kick off on April 7 across 27 locations of the country.
Announcing the commencement of the 27-week shows in a statement over the weekend, Globacom explained that Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour is a music concert that will feature the best acts in Nigeria’s music industry, while Glo Laffta Fest is a comedy event which will parade the funniest humour merchants on the African continent. Each of the shows will be held in the selected 27 cities.
The company said Benin city would host the first Glo Mega Music Concert on Friday, April 7, at the Best Western Hotel, Etete, Benin City, while the first Glo Laffta Fest would be held on Sunday, April 9, at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In the statement, the leading telecommunications outfit disclosed that the two shows would run in the cities consecutively mainly on Saturdays and Sundays, with the Glo Mega Music Concert holding on Saturdays, while the Glo Laffta Fest show would hold on Sundays. Other locations where the shows will hold include:Ikeja, Ikorodu, FESTAC and Ajah all in Lagos; Awka; Owerri; Asaba; Calabar; Enugu; Aba; Port Harcourt; Suleja, Kubwa and FCT, all in Abuja; Ibadan; Ijebu Ode; Abeokuta; Ekpoma; Kaduna; Akure; Lokoja; and Ayingba.
According to the statement, “we are running the spectacular shows as a way of saying thank you to our teeming subscribers across the country for their loyalty, support and abiding faith in the Glo brand over the years.”
“The A-list Nigerian musicians who will perform at the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour include Olamide, Flavour, Runtown, Omawumi, Yemi Alade, PSquare, Phyno, Timaya, Reekado Banks, Korede Bello, Di’Ja and Kiss Daniel. As we proceed, we will further embellish the concert with another giant Nigerian musician. For the Glo Laffta Fest, we have such heavy weight comedians as Gordons, Basketmouth, Bovi, Salvador from Uganda, I Go Dye, Dan D Humorous, Bash, Seyi Law, Omobaba, Acapella, Senator, Helen Paul, Osama, Princewill, Mr Patrick, Frank D Don, MC Tagwaye, Kenny Blaq, Funky Mallam, Arinze Baba, 2CanTalk, Maleke, Still Ringing and AB Simple”, the statement added.
“We are proud to say that never before has any corporate body assembled this array of stars for a six-month music and comedy shows like Globacom has done for the two shows. This makes the twin mega shows very unique,” Globacom said.
In addition to the array of stars listed to perform at the shows, Globacom also disclosed that the trio of Juliet Ibrahim, Joselyn Dumas and Mercy Johnson would act as anchors, while Kanayo O. Kanayo, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Ebube Nwagbo, Funke Akindele, Odunlade Adekola, Sani Danja and other superstars would make guest appearances at the shows.
Globacom said “the shows are specially designed to celebrate and reward our teeming subscribers and to demonstrate to them that we will spare no efforts at delighting them at all times as they are the reason why we are in business. The icing on the cake is that all these array of mega stars will be entertaining our esteemed subscribers in all the locations free of charge”.
To qualify to be part of the Glo Mega Music Tour, the company urged subscribers to use N3,000 one month before each show and text “Music” and their preferred location to a short code, 207. For instance, a subscriber who wants to attend the Abuja event should send by SMS, “Music Abuja” to 207. For Glo Laffta Fest comedy show, subscribers are advised to useN3,000 before the show and send “LOL” to a short code, 240. For instance, a subscriber who wants to attend the Benin show should send by SMS, “LOL Benin” to 240.