In an unprecedented entrainment blitz acrross the country, telecoms firm, Globacom, is set to hit 27 cities in 27 weeks with two major shows simultaneously.
Globacom, which has gained the reputation of being the biggest corporate promoter of entertainment in West Africa, announced over the weekend that the next six months will see the twin mega shows, called the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour and the Glo Laffta Fest comedy show, beginning from April 7 blazing across the country.
According to Globacom, Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour is a musical jam while the second 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.
Globacom said further that the shows will kick off with the musical jam in Benin city on Friday, April 7, at the Best Western Hotel, Etete Layout, Benin City, while the first Glo Laffta Fest will be held on Sunday, April 9, at the Eko Hotels Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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.
In a statement, the firm explained that the two shows would run in the cities consecutively on weekends. Globacom said that the shows are its way of saying thank you to its 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 such array of stars for a six-month music and comedy jamboree 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.
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 use N3,000 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.