GREATER ACCRA – June 17, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – “Don’t Leave Me challenge – basically a wordplay challenge, where an individual with some friends go haywire after making funny use of words is trending on the Twitter, Instagram and Facebook platforms as social media users participate in the trend with different videos.
Reports have it that, the challenge was instigated by Nigerian comedian, Josh2Funny. The first video of the challenge showed Josh and his comic partner, Bello Kred trying to project their intellect on audience using a leaf.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with Entertainment Journalist, Gerrard-Israel, Ajeezay – a Ghanaian stand-up comedian popularly known as the “Nonfa or Liner King” has claimed ownership revealing that he is the originator of the comic challenge. According to him, this has been his style of comedy performance since he surfaced on to the comedy genre scene some few years ago but he lacked the much needed support or the numbers from Ghanaians to make it global.
He revealed that, the comedy and poetry sector has been denied the necessary support and publicity from the the mass communication outlets, such as print media, the news media, broadcasting, bloggers and art writers, as they are only interested in propagating and elevating the good works from the music and movie industry. This he explained has fast deteriorated his style of comedy in the country.
However, Ajeezay – the only certified Ghanaian comedian that blows “nonfa” stated that, though he is not going to exchange any banter with the Nigerian comedian, Josh 2 Funny, he is glad this genre of fiction is now widely accepted by patrons and consumers. He explained that, this exposure of the “Word Play” comedy will also elevate his craft since a wide section of the public have adjusted and abreast with.
Ajeezay has tagged his version, the #NonfaChallenge.
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Mr. Macaroni, TaoMi, Nasty Blaq, Broda Shaggi, Sydney talker amongst others are reminding every Nigerian youth not to get distracted, and not give up on the protest.
Across Nigeria, protests have erupted in Lagos, Delta, Abuja, Rivers States, and more states are still presently organized to protest the ongoing brutality of the police unit known as SARS now being changed to SWAT. The End SARS protest in Nigeria against police brutality is one that is to usher in a new Nigerian system devoid of all the negative things occurring in the country.
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The latest guidlines on advertisement released by the Gaming Commission of Ghana to minimise exposure to minors where applicable and to ensure that advertisement by operators are conducted in a responsible manner devoid of promises of any predetermined outcomes have been subjected to public criticisms from celebrities who are asking for an empirical evidence, by statistics, of minors who are exposed to betting following an endorsement by a celebrity.
Ghanaian stand up Comedian, DKB, in a recent discussion with Dr Pounds on Hitz Gallery, has expressed a gross level of displeasure in the commission which is the sole regulatory entity for the gambling industry in Ghana for giving the various betting companies a cautionary advise to stop using celebrities, including musicians, actors, comedians, media personalities with huge social media presence to entice the public to gamble.
According to him, this decision from the Gaming Commission of Ghana practically means, government established institutions don’t seek for the wellfare of celebrities in Ghana. He revealed that, in the creative economy with less or no funding from the government, celebrities arguably make more money from the most lucrative celebrity endorsement deals than they generate from their various sectors, this he explained has become an even more important source of income in the era of COVID-19.
“The government of Ghana hates Ghana celebrities. Their passion is to take daily bread away from celebrities. What wrong did we do by becoming celebrities?
First you banned us from promoting alcohol and the monies were used to sign Nigerian celebrities. Now you banned us from promoting betting, very soon you’ll ban us from using flashy cars and phones.”
DKB stated that, rather than denying celebrities this business opportunities by protecting the interest of punters, customers and stakeholders, the commission should ensure that, advertisement by companies must contain warnings like “Gamble Responsibly”, “Only 18 Years”, “Gambling is Addictive” and any other warnings that may be prescribed by the commission as endorsement by celebrities does not directly suggest the patronization of the game by minors.
Nigerian Comedian, Nasty Blaq, Premieres His New Web Comic Series – Caravan [WATCH EPISODE 1]
Popular Nigerian comedian and content creator, Nastyblaq, has, through his production house, RedCup Cinemas, premiered the first episode of his much anticipated web comic series dubbed “Caravan”. Executively produced by Nasty Blaq and directed by Victor Giwa, the short series casts Seyi Awo, Ebisan Arayi, Fedelis TBoy etc.
It is a beginning of a new journey for Nasty Blaq as his quest to achieve his dream job was almost “marred” after being paired with his social media (Instagram) crush on set in the line of executing his assigned duty. The 9-minutes interesting comedy clip which happens to be the first video into the series tagged “The Introduction”.
DKB Makes A U-turn On His Decision To Quit Comedy
Popular Ghanaian comedian, Derrick Kobina Bonney, popularly known as DKB, has made a u-turn on his decision to quit comedy after he took to Twitter page to announce his readiness to retire from comedy due to hatred and disrespect.
DKB explained that his mental well-being was important to him—hence his decision to call it a quit. After his post was widely reported by entertainment websites in the country, DKB has revealed in a new post that his earlier post was just a prank to expose his enemies.
He wrote on Instagram: “Once in a while, you do a prank to expose your enemies. He really thought I was retiring, see the amount of hatred this blogger had harboured for me. I deliberately covered their website so they don’t get free promo.
“Imagine such a fool will call you for an interview and you will waste fuel to honour it, little do you know that he is a dreaded enemy.”
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