On Thursday, December 21st, 2017 The Joyful Joy Foundation and its founder, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, premiered the successful Laugh Fest stand-up comedy fundraiser to an excited and supportive audience raising funds towards the fight against malaria.
Terra Kulture Arena provided a state of the art backdrop for the evenings fundraiser. A performance from the hit show – Fela and the Kalakuta Queens opened the fundraisers festivities. The hosts for the night – Chigul & Akah kept the audience smiling and laughing throughout the entire show. The energy was high with comedy acts from AY, Yvonne Orji, Ushebebe and Kenny Blaq. Then the audience was highly entertained with DJ Obi on the mix and the celebrity date bid featuring Lynxxx, Beverly Naya, Alexx Ekubo, Wofai Fada, Dorcas Shola Fapson and Mawuli Gavor. It was such a successful part of the evening keeping the audience on their toes with shouting and screams of bids raising over N500,000 Thousand Naira collectively. The winning bidder will have a date with the chosen celebrity at the BL restaurant (@blrestaurant)
In attendance included Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Damilola Adegbite, Lilian Esoro, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Funnybone, Linda Ejiofor, IK Ogbonna, Bolanle Olukanni, Lamide Akintobi, Erica Okundaye, Tomi Odunsi, Bikiya Graham-Douglas, Wana Sambo, Ade Laoye, Diana Yekinni, Toyosi Etim-Effiong, Taje Prest, Olumide Oworu, Meg Otanwa, Anuel Modebe, Omowunmi Akinnifesi, Udoka Oyeka, Faith History and more.
Laughfest 2017 raised over 1 million naira through ticket sales, celebrity date bids and donations. The Joyful Joy Foundation is excited to prepare for its next Laughfest fundraiser event slated for December 20th, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Laugh Fest symbolizes comedy with a heart. Guests experienced a great time while knowing that their support will have a long-term impact on saving lives. JJF has been visiting vulnerable communities in Nigeria since 2013, and has positively impacted over 20,000 lives. JJF looks forward to impacting more lives in the coming 2018 year.
Joyful Joy Foundation sends a big thank you to their sponsor ALML Group.
Many thanks to our supporters and media partners: Terra Kulture, SoMe Solutions, Link Deeds Company, Society For Family Health, Accelerate TV, OHtv, Cool 96.9, Beat 99.9 FM, BellaNaija, PulseNG, GoldmyneTV, FuzeNG, Music Moves Africa, Sweet Kiwi, OnoBello.com, Genevieve Magazine, Glam Brand Networks, Angle Villa, Girls Hub Africa, Nolly Nolly Popcorn, and BL restaurant.
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Bellanaija is a media partner to Joyful Joy Foundation