The Accra International Conference Centre served as venue for this year’s First National Bank sponsored, Easter Comedy Show held on April 20 attracting comics such as OB Amponsah, Lekzy De Comic, Comedian Waris, Hogan, Senator, Akpororo, Mpho Popps and a host of other acts.
The Event Factory organized event led by Nabil Alhassan had OB serving as host on the night aided by Lekzy De Comic who put in flesh what many had seen on social media when a South African pastor claimed to have resurrected a church member who had expired to warm response.
Unawed and in his element, OB delighted patrons with witty jokes, from audience comments and got great feedback, with rounds of laughter anytime he emerged on stage after a performance from the other acts.
Senator’s work on the night was okay without any thrilling moments. He proved efficient roping in his old jokes with fresh ones touching on how Ghana and Nigeria could just be one big country without having to deal with countries such as Benin, Togo and Ivory Coast given their similarities.
Akpororo perhaps did it for some but for others he recycled jokes he shared in December last year when he was here and although dancing is part of his package, some reckon dancing for nearly 10 minutes underlined his unpreparedness.
South African Mpho Popps made his first incursion into Ghana’s comic space and in many eyes excelled. Falling on Business and Economy class differences as well as life’s different offerings, Mpho Popps left many wanting to see more from him.
Comedian Waris had a tough time with his unguarded comments regarding a rapper’s child but he’s shown he has enough gas in the tank to last the long haul having rebounded from attacks which could have ended his career.
On the music menu, Kidi showed he keeps learning both in the studio and on stage. Given many falter on stage despite sounding so well when recorded in the studio, Kidi showed he could be productive and not waste the stage compared to some of his peers, a trait which is sure to serve him well going forward.
Akwaboah was another musician billed to perform and the man whose father and grandfather are notable names in Ghana’s music space did not disappoint. His partnership with the Patch Bay Band was prudent and on vocals Akwaboah was irresistible.
2019 is proving to be Akwaboah’s year. He is being billed for shows he would have otherwise been ignored and boy is he etching his name in the minds of patrons and event organizers.
First National Bank had this to say “This is our first time supporting the Easter comedy show and we must say it is worth every investment we have put in there.The show was very well organised and we see that the potential and future for comedy in Ghana is very great. As a bank, we will continue to support the creative and art economy so that we can make one of the biggest in Africa.”
Sponsors for the Easter Comedy Show include First National Bank, Rwandair, Accra City Hotel and media houses.
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com