Last Saturday at the Accra International Conference Centre saw the gathering of Comedy lovers being entertained to good comedy and music. Your authoritative comedy portal in Africa, Comedy Empire, was there to cover the event and this is our take.
The event scheduled to start at 7pm or 8pm (confusing times though) saw the event start around 8:50 pm. As an event follower, we believe the organisers knew what they planned doing but the program started very late leaving patrons indignant before the show.
Upon entry, there was a live band performance by Black Lace Band who thrilled the audience with some jazz music. At least that eased the boredom in the auditorium till the MC of night, Comedian Khemikal, came on to introduce the show. Kofi Bentil, formerly of Western Diamond Band, opened the stage with some good old tunes before the first comic act, Lekzy Decomic, mounted the stage and caused the audience whooping with laughter. Jacinta on the other hand was also on point with her jokes. Nigerian and Ugandan acts; Acapella and Salvador, really impressed.
The King of Comedy, DKB, didn’t live up to expectations. He started on a good note till one joke went bad coupled with a few ‘okay’ ones. It could either be the King was not prepared or the audience didn’t like him. Apparently, some gossip mills around, former First Lady, Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, walked out cos of the langauge usage used by DKB. The King himself didn’t feel the energy and that raised a lot of questions as to what went wrong: flop or apathy. Evidently, the crowd indirectly walked him off the stage.
The organisers did well by involving the audience in various activities; Karaoke, Dance Battle and Make-up Competitions. Winners walked away with souvenirs and packages from sponsors. Kit Kat blessed us with some of sweets. It was nice to see personalities in the fashion, radio, music industry passing through.
The musical performances by B-ryt, Ofori Amponsah and Becca were also lit. Ofori Amponsah showed an improvement in his use of live band. Becca brought on stage some energy to shake the audience after DKB’s passable performance.
The organisers did a very good job as little hitches were recorded though we know there can be an improvement next time. So to Nabil and his team, Event Factory, big ups.