The innovative five-day long end-of-year celebrations, One Lagos Fiesta, introduced by Lagos State governor and sponsored by Nigeria’s next generation network, Globacom climaxed yesterday with a countdown and a spectacular fireworks display simultaneously at five locations.
The fiesta hit a crescendo on the stroke of midnight of the New Year with massive jubilation at the 5 locations, including the Bar Beach, which was personally graced by the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The other locations were Agege, Badagry, Epe, and Ikorodu.
At the Badagry centre, in a speech just before midnight, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, expressed appreciation to Globacom and other sponsors for keying into the One Lagos Fiesta project.
She said the contributions of Globacom and other sponsors made the first edition of the massive project a huge success.
The participation of Globacom was marked by innovative entertainment and a wide variety of side attractions that made the fiesta a memorable one for Lagos residents.
Globacom’s pavilions in all the five locations were the main attractions to fun-seeking Lagosians while the fiesta lasted. Present at Globacom stands at the fiesta were facilities for snookers, table soccer, mock on-the-sport kick, and video games. Other varieties introduced included “Karaoke night” which enabled Lagosians to try out their singing talent and win freebies, Comedy night, which featured some of the most popular comedians in Nigeria, dancing competitions and many others.
Globacom also tapped into its rich collection of brand ambassadors who rank among Nigeria’s best entertainers, to excite fun seekers at the venues. The long list of Glo ambassadors who graced the stages in various locations during the fiesta included Odunlade Adekola, Basketmouth, Bovi, Pa Latin, Burna Boy, AY and numerous others.
Narrating his experience at the Globacom pavilion in Ikorodu, Ibukun Oluwole said: “It has been fun coming to the Glo stand in the last couple of days and there has been no dull moment here”.
Also speaking, Similoluwa Adegoke, a student, submitted that Globacom “has indeed added much value to the Lagos countdown ceremony and I am looking forward to seeing a bigger event come 2016. Glo is simply wonderful throughout this period”.
At the Bar Beach Centre, a 20 year old aspiring dancer, Gregory Efosa said he practically made the Glo stand his abode for the entire five days. He expressed gratitude to Globacom for allowing his dance team to showcase their talent at the One Lagos Fiesta.
The grand finale was wrapped up by scintillating performances from up and coming artistes such as Ketchup as well as accomplished stars like Olamide, Nomoreloss, Dare, Korede Bello, Dija, Reekardo Banks among numerous others.