Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has endorsed the 8th edition of Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Friends holding in Ilorin, the state capital on Sunday.
The governor has been named special guest of honour at the show, which will also have special appearances from Nollywood stars like Femi Adebayo and Yomi Fash Lanso.
Gbenga Adeyinka’s mission to take over the southwest comedy scene kicked off six years ago with the last show holding four months ago with the hosting of the Ibadan edition of Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka 1st and Friends on Easter Sunday.
Speaking on the endorsement, Adeyinka said: “We have been blessed with supportive leaders in the southwest. From Lagos to Ibadan, Ogun State, Osun State and now Kwara, the governors have been nothing but supportive. Hence, my joy with the endorsement from His Excellency for our show on Sunday, September 3, 2017.”
He continued: “We have been here for a while planning and preparing for a top notch event and we got feedbacks from the people, hence the inclusion of the new king of street hop, Small Doctor.
“The Ilorin people have said for the 8th edition billed for Sallah celebration, the headliners can’t be complete without this young man doing us proud.”
Scheduled for the Banquet Hall, opposite Government House, the show will also feature Reminisce, Olu Maintain, QDot, Terry Apala, Gandoki, Bash, Capital Femi, Dotman, Lord of Ajasa, Toqs and Omobaba.