On Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos and from 4pm, Nigerian comedians: Basket Mouth, AY, Okey Bakassi, Helen Paul, Lepacious Bose will meet with frontline music stars like Sound Sultan, D’banj, Omawumi, Oritsefemi, Yemi Alade for the maiden edition of Ali Baba’s January 1 concert.
Aside from musical performances and stand-up routines, 12 comedians will review 12 major events of 2014, while another 12 comedians will roast/toast 12 selected personalities, all done from various unexpected and humorous angles, with the typically razor-sharp with of acts like Akpororo and Bovi coming to the fore.
There will also be an award show for eight Nigerians who are pioneers in their fields as well as recognition and scholarships for outstanding students.
Ali Baba had this to say about the show: “It is a family event that will become an annual occurrence in addition to being a first of its kind in the industry, being that it falls on January 1 – a day traditionally free of work and major events in Lagos. The Ali Baba January 1st concert will be a class-defining act and an evening of premium entertainment.”Born Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere in Warri, Delta State, Ali Baba graduated with a degree in Religious Studies & Philosophy from the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma in 1990.
Having discovered his comic talent in university, he relocated to Lagos where he began his career with corporate events, appearing on TV and radio shows with Patrick Doyle, Bisi Olatilo, Charly Boy, Soni Irabor and others.
He has performed locally and internationally with several awards and honours to his name.You can visit www.totallyalibaba.com for more info on Ali Baba and the January 1st concert.