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Because I Have To Believe. Critical News, 28th December 2014

Posted by Business in Ghana on December 28, 2014

Sydney Casely-Hayford, sydney@bizghana.com

Mahama gave us light for Xmas and we all accepted the bribe; he forgot to instruct the Ghana Water Company to do same. Reminded me so much of Kutu Acheampong.

And I didn’t join the “Shatta Movement” at December to Remember on 24th night. These “Shatta-ians” were doing cartwheels, throwing themselves on the floor, jumping higher than Gazelles in heat and conveying everything depicting fanatical. I can’t do that so I remain with other milder movements.

Asamoah Gyan graced the show, got some mention from DKB, whose comedy is lifting the standup challenge to new heights.

For too long we have absorbed the low-cost efforts of Opia and Egya Koo, and I think it is time to have some mid-level comedy on a new plane. The fact that we could laugh at ethnic varieties and tease Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari without threat of arrest, even in the face of “kpa kpa kpa” made a great show.

And Stone Bwuoy was worth all the money in the world. Definitely talent surpassing everything I have heard in Ghana for a long time not to leave out Ketche.

No women this year, the billed MsVee never performed but Afia Swharznegger definitely made up for all. Her infectious humor connected with the audience who were definitely clued into the local politics. Read the rest of this entry »

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