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Published On: Tue, Aug 11th, 2015

Ali Baba, Gordons, Bovi Lead Others to Urhobo, Isoko Comedy Show

URHOBO-ISOKO COMEDIANS
LAGOS AUGUST 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Niger Delta people of Urhobo and Isoko extraction have teamed up with Africa Travel Times to host an epoch making event; an evening of entertainment featuring comedy, music, cultural displays and art exhibition. Tagged Urhobo/Isoko Comedy All Stars show, it is a forum for unifying the people of the region, according to Ace Comedian and co-programme organiser, Atunyota Akporobomerere (Ali Baba).
Billed for October 25 at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, the show will feature comedy icons from the region, Ali Baba, Gordons I-Go-Die and Bovi in comedy, Daddy Showkey, Dr. Sid in music and Arts.
Organisers say the show is an avenue for showcasing the rich culture of the Delta people and celebrate their achievements nationally and internationally. According to Lucky Onoriode George of Africa Travel Times, who is the initiator of the project, the choice of comedy as handle for the show is informed by the fact that the country’s foremost comedians, at this time, are from that 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 Okposu? 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 submitted.
He said that the event will have artists/comedians including Ali Baba, Gordons, I-Go-Die, Bovi, Ogus and their associates comedians/artist like; AY, Akpororo and Don Jazzy. It will also feature cultural displays, oral tradition and music by traditional and contemporary artistes such as Johnson Adjan (Ogbu ‘ri ne), Okpan Arhibo, Arube as well as Daddy Showkey and Dr. Sid. There will be sculpture and paintings exhibition from the area.
The Urhobo and Isoko people of Delta State have several things in common, apart from the similarity in the languages and cultures, the ethnic nationalities have lived side-by-side for centuries. Inter-marriages and mongrelisation is common among them.
In the last 30 years, the two nationalities have been at the heart of Nigeria’s entertainment industry, especially Nollywood and comedy. From almost nothing, the Urhobos and Isokos have made the people proud by making comedy a lucrative occupation for hundreds of men and women across the country that otherwise would have been jobless.
Jude ‘Away Away’ Onakpoma, followed by Ali Baba paved the way. Several others have also hit the road and carved niches for themselves – Gordons, I-Go-Die, Onobrakpeya, the Ejiros, the Amatas, Mofe Damijo, Mudi (fashion) and several others in the music industry are all very successful brands from that region.

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  1. Omo Delta says:

    Thank you, the organisers of this programme or event
    Anything to bring Urhobo/Isoko together as one is encouraging to correct the unfortunate dis-unification agenda of Obafemi Awolowo of inglorious memory

    Urhobo/Isoko is one and should be so

  2. Omo Delta says:

    URHOBO/ISOKO = SAME
    Thank you, the organisers of this programme or event
    Anything to bring Urhobo/Isoko together as one is encouraging to correct the unfortunate dis-unification agenda of Obafemi Awolowo of inglorious memory

    Urhobo/Isoko is one and should be so

  3. Moses says:

    Urhobo and Isoko are one people and one language. I so much thank the organisers of this event. God will bless you and give you grace to promote our culture.

  4. Am very happy for this event , this show will show to the world that if our father`s betray us in our own land we most still survive with their employment , our brain is OK for us to live our life , Urhobo and Isoko makes the world happy

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