Celebrated Ghanaian comedian, Kwaku-Sintim Misa (KSM) will December 1 receive an outstanding leadership award at the 2018 edition of Opa Williams Nite of Thousand Laughs comedy event in Accra..
The award is in recognition of KSM’s contributions toward the growth of Ghana’s comedy industry and that of Africa.
The honour is also to celebrate KSM for being an inspiration to many young comedians who are also helping the comedy industry in various ways.
According to statement by organisers of the comedy event “KSM will be receiving a special award Opa Williams Nite of Thousand Laughs because he has done a lot for the comedy industry and beyond. It’s a great opportunity to honour him while he is here.”
The Opa Williams Nite of Thousand Laughs is a comedy show in Accra with some of Africa’s headline comedy acts to serve comedy lovers, a dose of “rib splitting’ performances.
The event will take at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Saturday December 1, 2018.
Among comedians to perform include DKB, Gordons, Jacinta, Akpororo, I Go Die, I Go Save and a number of others.
They will be serving their audience with sterling never-to-be-forgotten performances.
There will also be music performances by Kidi, Victor AD and Drum Lord.
The show which starts 5:00pm already has tickets up for early sales at the Airport Shell, Achimota Mall, Osu Frankies and West Hills Mall.
KSM’s special award is one of the great side attractions to the event.
President Nana Addo Agrees To Host DKB At Jubilee House To Discuss Ghcomedy.
The President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo has accepted a request to host Comedian DKB at the Jubilee House. The comedian who performed to the president and other dignitaries at the just ended MUSIGA Presidential Grand Ball held at the Accra International Conference Centre threw his request at the president and it got granted.
It was wonderful night for the comedian as he cracked the ribs of the President and his Vice with his jokes, the comedian used the opportunity to request a sitting with the first Gentleman of the nation to discuss the future of the comedy industry.
The Comedian who has asked to be now called “The Presidential Joker” wants to take comedy to the next level and he believes meeting with the highest office in the land and sharing his plans with the President, Ghcomedy can make a good headway for the future.
“After meeting influential entertainers for discussions such as Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, I believe it is time for me to meet with the President on behalf of comedy. Comedy has come a long way but we are struggling to stand on our feet now. We have over the years hosted sold out shows and it is time to move to the next level’’ DKB Said.
The President gladly shook his hands and assured him of the decision to welcome him to the presidential palace. There were also amazing performances by Patience Nyarko, Adina and Tic Tac. Pinodo, Asabea Cropper, Naa Amanua, Pat Thomas and Daddy Lumba who invited the Maestro Kojo Antwi on stage.
Source: Fenuku Augustine.
Ghana’s King Of Satire KSM To Lecture At The University Of Rhode Island, USA, Starting This April.
Ghana’s King of Satire, Kwaku Sintim-Misa popularly known as KSM, is set to lecture at The University of Rhode Island on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019.
In an official invitation letter signed by the Vice Provost for Global Initiative, Gifty Ako-Adounvo, PhD on behalf of Dr. Donald H. Dehayes, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs to KSM, they expressed their fondest pleasure in hosting the ‘Afia Siriboe’ character as a Distinguished Visiting International Scholar.
“Your accomplishment in the arts and engagement with tough social issues of our times, identified you as a distinguished choice for the program” the letter stated.
KSM’s visit, is in tandem with the university’s Distinguished Visiting International Scholar program which has as its objectives; commitment to building international collaborations, enhance visibility for the institution across the globe, demonstrate commitment to research and scholarship, and strengthen emphasis on global learning and discovery.
KSM, who is poised for action, when reached, said, “I’m just going to serve them with a dose of what I’ve been serving Ghanaians and Africa all these years. There will be enough for them to laugh over, and at the same time, a privilege to share and learn from both parts.”
During his stay, he will do public presentations, meet with groups of undergraduates and graduate students as well as faculty, and attend a reception.
The University of Rhode Island is the main sponsor with co-sponsorship from its Harrington School of Communication and Media.
Who is KSM?
Kwaku Sintim-Misa aka KSM (born 1956, in Kumasi) is a Ghanaian actor, director, satirist, motivational speaker, talk show host, MC, and author.
Kwaku Sintim-Misa was born the fifth of six siblings on December 5, 1956, in the city of Kumasi. He attended UST Primary School, the Presby Boys Secondary School (PRESEC), and Prempeh College. After completing college, he received specialised training at the renowned National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Accra.
Anxious for a deeper investigation into the performing arts, KSM left Africa to major in acting and directing at Trinity College in Connecticut, USA. He subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts in film production from New York University.
KSM launched his acting career with a variety of Off-Broadway and Public Theatre roles. He was also featured in the popular American crime series Law & Order (in 1994) and on the drama series Medal of Honor Rag (by the Tony Award-winning director Lloyd Richards.)
KSM became the first African to stage an original Off-Broadway play when he produced Thoughts of a Confused Black Man, an immensely popular one-man show that raised compelling questions about race in the United States. In 1997, inspired by his American career, he returned to Ghana to make his mark as a proud nationalist and edutainer.
Shortly after relocating to Ghana, KSM became a prominent radio talk show host. His pioneering work with Talk Shop introduced Ghana to broadcasting’s potential for generating controversy and dialogue.
KSM used a combative, confrontational style which shocked his listeners into frankly discussing relevant national issues. He continued to refine his style with the show Nyame Som Ye De, which inspired Ghanaians to think beyond religion to define their broader spirituality.
After making a name for himself as a radio host, KSM created what has become one Ghana’s most popular talk shows: Thank God It’s Friday (TGIF). TGIF was the first broadcast of its kind to fuse serious talk, education and humour.
Since its inception, the show has featured gripping stories from entrepreneurial street vendors, dancing presidents, pioneering scientists, leading artists, and many more exciting characters. Despite the broadcast success, KSM has never abandoned the stage.
He has written, directed and starred in a series of one-man comedic plays, popular and memorable ones being: Saga Of A Returnee, Afia Siriboe, and Politically Incorrect.
KSM’s live performances use comical characters to illustrate the key social, economic and political issues concerning Ghana. They are produced by Sapphire Ghana Limited, a content development company that he founded and uses to integrate social issues into television, radio, and stage productions.
In 2009. KSM released his first feature length film, a psycho-thriller entitled ‘Double.’ He has written and produced a variety of television shows, including Hot Bench, Divorce Court, Build Your Ark (for SSNIT), and a number of medical documentaries.
Watch The KSM show every Friday at 9: 00pm on Metro TV.
AJEEZAY Drops “ Omo Ata “ Hilarious Cover Of Medikal & Fela Makafui ‘s Omo Ada
Ghanaians seems not to have enough of the only comedian with six packs in the armpit. The most versatile Nonfa King that always spices up the art of comedy with covers of trending hit songs.
Ajeezay, the wordplay genius dishes out a tasty hot meal titled ""Omo Ata"" Mixed by Ssnowbeatz to all music lovers. Originally, "Omo Ada" by AmgMedikal & FellaMakafui.
KSM, Kalybos, Coun. Lutterodt etc. Attend Successful Comedy Express Broken Heart Edition.
Achimota mall was the place to be over the weekend as DKB and the GhComedy All-stars took center stage in making a historic hilarious night. Audience members were thrilled to great back to back humorous performances from the billed comedians.
Dubbed the “Broken Heart Edition, which it wasn’t short of, the night had comedians taking swipes at the topic and sharing their personal experiences. It had a host of celebrity appearances i.e the godfather KSM, Comedian Kalybos, Pamela Watara also known as “Wisconsin” and Counselor Lutterodt to mention a few were among the audience who came to have a great night.
The host on the night MJ The Comedian was on point, from his clothing to his performance, there couldn’t have been a better host for the night. He won the hearts of many with his jokes and his personality. He has played the role as the host for this show quite a while now and waiting to hear his name mentioned as a host for one of the nation’s top events.
The performances on the night were top class. Performing were DKB, Lekzy DeComic, Comedian Waris, Putogo, Teekay, Ranzy, Sportoo etc. Each billed act gave out their best which has left a lasting impression on the patrons forever.
Patrons did not leave empty handed though. Each audience member went home with a bottle of DJ Sparkling Champagne, a pack of Unidus Condoms and bottle of Tesori perfume. The next show is on Saturday April 6, 2019. Don’t miss.
Source: Fenuku Augustine