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OB Amponsah makes a mark with Popular But Broke

OB Amponsah, together with the entirety of the Ghana Comedy Industry has finally proven their worth to the Ghanaian populace and beyond. The comedians in Ghana have really suffered from disregard and lack of support for quiet some time and as a result of that, they channeled such energies positively.

An example was clearly displayed on Saturday, December 11, 2021, when comedian OB Amponsah in collaboration with 3Media and Kri8 Concepts held the much anticipated “Popular But Broke” comedy show at the National Theatre in Accra. The preparation towards the show looked like a huge gumble and a big risk to be taken but surprisingly it paid off at the end as the stand up comedian was able to fill the venue.  Clemento Suarez was exceptional on the night as he gave his “MC” task a comic touch when necessary.

The first comedian to hit the stage was I. D. James Brown. He set the tone for Ranzy Ray, Jerry Jerry Ashinyo, Kojo Pjay, Oh-Joo. Legendary Fritz Baffour then stepped on stage for a comic show for the first time in a long time. The comedian turned politician, was welcomed with a standing ovation.

There was a musical performance from one of the fastest rising talent, Shugalord. This guy never goes wrong with his performance, especially when he serves it with a live band. Lekzy DeComic also came on stage to serve the audience with some good rib-cracking jokes.  Kwabena Kwabena also came on and warmed up the stage as the fans sang along to his soothing tunes.

At this point, you may think the fans have exhausted their money’s worth but no it’s far from that as the man of the moment, OB Amponsah finally stepped on stage as he was being introduced with a poetic piece of accolades. He made the audience laugh non-stop for the whole period to which he was on stage as he touched on a few trending issues like fuel prices wahala and Covid 19.

It won’t be wrong to say “Popular But Broke” surpassed its expectations and OB Amponsah together with all the stand up comedians in Ghana, including the organizers will hold this achievement in high esteem. “Popular But Broke” was able to enter the Twitter trends in Ghana, moving from No. 3 to No. 1 on the trends.


By: Brah Alidu

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