Nigerian comedians, AY, Okey Bakassi, Basket Mouth, Helen Paul, Lepacious Bose will meet with front line music stars including, Sound Sultan, D’banj, Omawumi, Oritsefemi, Yemi Alade, 2face Idibia on January 1, 2015 for the maiden edition of Alibaba’s January 1 concert, at Eko Hotel’s Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, 4pm.
Aside from musical performances and stand-up routines, 12 comedians will review 12 major events of 2014, while 12 comedians will roast/toast 12 selected personalities, all done from various unexpected and humorous angles with the typically razor sharp wit 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.
Talking about the event, Alibaba said, “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 Alibaba January 1st concert will be a class-defining act and an evening of premium entertainment.”
Born Atunyota Alleluya Akporobomerere in Warri, Delta State, Alibaba 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 honors to his name.