As the Laffmattazz Unity Tour approaches its grand finale, the convener Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st has announced ambitious plans to internationalize the renowned comedy show. The revelation came during a press conference detailing the Lagos finale, set to unfold on Sunday, November 26, at the Balmoral Convention Centre in the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos.
Adeyinka emphasized the need for Laffmattazz to transcend Nigeria’s borders, marking a strategic shift. He also disclosed that this year marked the last time the tour will feature six cities in the South-west. Future editions will tour only three cities: Lagos, Abeokuta and Ibadan.
For 13 years, Adeyinka has steered the Laffmattazz tour across Southwestern states, not just as a source of entertainment but as a platform for emerging comedians. This year’s Unity Tour carries special significance, serving as a response to the disunity following the recent general elections.
“2023 will go down in history as the year where we allowed tribe and religious diversity to thrive and cause disunity amongst us because of politics. My team and I decided to use what we have to correct this and we set out on a Unity Tour across South-west Nigeria. We ensured that entertainers with different political and religious leanings perform, entertain and preach the gospel of unity using the Laffmattazz platform,” he said.
The veteran comedian shed light on the theme ‘Lagos Again,’ stating,
“Last year, we had our first edition in Lagos after 12 years of touring the South-west and we tagged it ‘Lagos At Last,’ and I dare say it was so successful. Lagos would always be home and we decided to round off the Unity Tour in Lagos, hence, Lagos Again.”The tour, which commenced earlier this year with shows in Abeokuta, Akure, Osogbo, Ilorin, and Ibadan, boasts a lineup of top-tier musicians and comedians, including Ali Baba, 2Baba, Adewale Ayuba, OmoBaba 1, Ruggedman, and Kojah Kaze, among others for its finale