By on January 7, 2017

IT was a night of laughter, music and gifting at the third edition of Alibaba’s ‘January 1st Concert’ where a comedian and a fashion designer won a brand new car and brand new sewing machine respectively. The comedy show which held on Sunday at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos was attended by hundreds of fans, A-list celebrities and socialites.

Ensuring no dull moments, popular comedians – Gbenga Adeyinka, Teju Babyface, Bash, Seyi Law, AY, Nedu, Yibo Koko and Alibaba himself– took part in a freestyle roast. Other comedians who performed were MC Abbey, Omobaba, Akpororo, Kenny Blaq, Lafup, Grand Komanda, Woli Arole, Short family, and comedian Wahala who imitated ex-first lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan.

The night was also spiced up with musical performances by Olamide, Niyola, Waje, Omawunmi, CDQ, Harry Song, Patoranking, Timaya, Niyola, Tiwa Savage and Ycee.

Up and coming comedians also had an opportunity to showcase their talents and slug it out on ‘Spontaneity’, a competition where each contestant is tested by joking about random words from the audience. Laff Doctor emerged winner, going home with a brand new car.

A segment of the concert also had fashion designers exert their skills by sewing attires for volunteers in the audience within three hours; after which the winner was decided and rewarded with a brand new sewing machine and cash while the runners-up got cash.

Some dignitaries at the event were former first lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola, Mary Akpobome, Patrick Doyle, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Hafeez Oyetoro, Doris Simeon, Faithia Balogun, Richard Mofe-Damijo, 2Baba, Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, Toyin Aimakhu and Yaw.