The maiden edition of Urhobo/Isoko Comedy All Stars Show, an evening of entertainment featuring comedy, music, cultural displays and art exhibitions, is billed to hold on October 25, at Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ace comedian and programme co-organizer, Atunyota Akporobomerere, popularly known as Ali Baba says the show is a forum for unifying the people of the region and will feature comedy icons from across the region.
“It promises to be an evening of fun and excitement. Urhobo/Isoko Comedy All Stars Show will feature Gordons I-Go- Dye and Bovi in comedy, Daddy Showkey and Dr. Sid in music and the Arts. This is an avenue for showcasing the rich culture of the people of Delta. The objective is to celebrate their achievements nationally and internationally,” Ali Baba said.
Lucky Onoriode George of Africa Travel Times, the initiator of the project, says the choice of comedy as handle for the show is informed by the fact that the country’s foremost comedians are from the Delta State axis and are tagged The Golden Generation. “If you take a look at the entertainment landscape, you will see that the big names are either Urhobos or Isokos. Is it Ali Baba or Gordons, I-Go-Die or Sammy Okposo? Name them, they are all from that region. This is an opportunity to celebrate these great achievers and to call on Nigerians to celebrate with us,” he said.
The show also promises to feature cultural displays, oral tradition and music by traditional and contemporary artistes such as Johnson Adjan (Ogbu ‘ri ne), Okpan Arhibo and Arube. There will also be a sculpture and paintings exhibition.