Glo Nigeria, national telecommunications operator and Nigeria’s biggest corporate promoter of entertainment, has announced plans to commence Glo Nigeria Mega Music Nationwide Tour, the first-of-its-kind of entertainment fiesta which will set several cities across Nigeria agog for the next six months.
The twin mega shows, called the Glo Nigeria 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, Glo Nigeria explained that Glo Nigeria 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 Nigeria Mega Music Nationwide Tour 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 Nigeria brand over the years.”
“Nigerian musicians who will perform at the Glo Nigeria 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 Glo Nigeria has done for the two shows. This makes the twin mega shows very unique,” Glo Nigeria said.