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Sunday 25 February 2018
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Ghana mourns the Bishop of Comedy

Hundreds of Ghanaians including President John Dramani Mahama have been expressing condolences to the family one of Ghana’s famous Comedian Bishop Bob Okala. He was 59 years old.

Reports has it that he passed on Sunday dawn at the Koforidua Government Hospital after collapsing on stage during a performance at the Koforidua Jackson Park.

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama who expressed sorrow at the great loss, reminiscence the joy the standup comedian brought to homes.

Bishop Bob Okala was arguably not only a Bishop in the religious sense but was a Bishop of Ghanaian Comedy. He was creatively hilarious with funny performance accompanied with interesting remix songs of music he sang on stage.

Indeed, his big watch and unique spectacles hanging loosely on his face told a whole chapter of a comedy show. His sense of humour is defined in his interesting fashionable combination. His stand-up comedy was rib breaking and made ignited a smile on the face of sadden.

Ever since the Veteran Comedian born Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng, passed on, some Ghanaian entertainment personalities have extolling the Bishop in Ghana’s comedy for his contribution to the entertainment industry.
Among them are presenters Abieku Santana of Okay FM and Akumaa Mama Zimbi as well as musicians including Okeame Kwame, Obrafour, Rapper Sarkodie, Guru and Pope Skinny.

Also Actor John Dumelor and outspoken Actress Lydia Forson have all praised the late veteran comedian for his works.

However, Lydia Forson regretted the sad case of entertainers or comedians giving off their best and getting very little in return.

“They make us laugh, cry and take us through tough periods of our lives with their art,” she added and noted that to bring you the best we often have to suppress our own challenges and discomfort just to entertain and live up to the standards you’ve set for us.”

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