Aptly tagged Invasion LOL, this season’s Glo Laftafest has been rated as Nigeria’s greatest comedy shows of the year.
Other top-rated comedians slated to perform at the shows to be hosted by Basketmouth include Ali Baba, Bovi, Okey Bakassi, Akparoro, I Go Dye, Klint de Drunk, Buchi, Gordons, Funny Bone, Bash, Emeka Smith, Julius Agwu, Sim Card.
The tour will start with the two mega shows in Lagos and Abuja at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre on October 19 and the Thisday Dome on October 25. Other shows will be held at the Rochas Convention Centre, Owerri on November 3, Aztech Arcum Centre, Port Harcourt on November 10, Best Western Hotel, Benin City on November 17, Golden Royale Hotel, Enugu on November 24 and Nkweagu Ugbala Convention Centre, Abakaliki on December 1. Uyo, Asaba and Ibadan will host the shows respectively on December 8 at Amazing Grace Centre, on December 15 atOrchid Hotel Hall and on December 22 at Caso Lucio.
In a statement, Globacom said it scaled up this year’s Laftafest in order to spice the company’s 10th anniversary celebrations.
According to Globacom, the shows are aimed at the company’s loyal subscribers who only need to recharge their phones with N1, 000 and text LOL Lagos or any other host city to a short code 33001.
Supremely talented and award winning Tony Roberts first stepped onto the stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. After Performing on BET’s comic view, an impressed fan gave him a gold chain with a microphone on it.
He has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, BET’s ComicView, and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. In February 2006, Roberts was picked to participate in the HBOUS Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
Roberts has performed his stand-up all over the world and was the recipient of the BET Robin Harris Award for Most Original Comic.
Ndumiso Lindi came into limelight in South Africa when he won the amateur category in the Red Bull Comedy All Stars Comedy Challenge. He has toured South Africa performing at the Barnyard Theatre Festival in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg and has shared the stage with local comedy stalwarts like Kurt Schoonraad, Mel Miller, Riaad Moosa, Dave Levinsohn, Cokey Falkow and David Kau. This rock-solid stand up act has come a long way in a short time, recently being chosen for the prestigious 46664 series of comedy shows, touring the arenas of South Africa, as well as several African countries, including Nigeria and Ghana.
Known for his trademark hat and funky urban stylish look, Ndumiso has headlined all the important stand-up gigs in South Africa.