Award winning comedian, Emmanuel Nkansah Ansong (Lekzy DeComic) has taken on social media to reveal his dissatisfaction towards comedy in Ghana. The renowned comedian wrote on his timeline via facebook indicating the struggles comedians go through.
Every aspect of our entertainment if you compare it to that of Nigeria you’ll realise we’re lacking behind, from music, movies , standup comedy to what ever apart from politics simply because we lack investors and many other things…
Today I’ll solely focus on just Comedy…check locations these Nigerian guys shoot their skits to our own , I know the struggle the likes of Jeffrey Nortey and SDK go through just to get a correct location to execute some of their concepts..no matter how dope your content is if the location doesn’t correspond with the concepts it’ll appear wack also there are jokes Ghanaians are ok with when Foreigners tell them but their people is a no no.
In a country where you can’t make political jokes without getting labelled.
A country where religious jokes are a no go area,tribal jokes are prohibited but we’ve been here when many of these foreign comedians pick on anything and the people see it as a mere joke.
When comedians gets gagged it stifles creativity.
My brother OB Amponsah has been a victim of such situation so many times.. I’ve been warned back stage by a politician before just because a joke didn’t sit well with that individual, I won’t even touch on the many curses I receive in my dm just because of a joke.
And yes my people will still expect same standard of work they see from outside but none is ready to go all out for you.
Maybe someday things will get better”