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President Nana Addo Agrees To Host DKB At Jubilee House To Discuss Ghcomedy.

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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.

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DKB Represents Ghana Comedy On BBC Arts Hour On Tour.

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BBC World Service was in Accra, Ghana, this week to record the world-renowned radio program, The Arts Hour on Tour. The theme for this edition was “The Year of Return.” Host Nikki Bedi was joined on stage, at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, by the award-winning actress Lydia Forson, artist Kwame Akoto Bamfo, award-winning rapper M.anifest, singer Cina Soul and Ghana’s comedy king DKB.

With the mentioned guests, the host, Nikki Bedi discussed issues surrounding the theme; “The Year of Return”, slavery, how to reorganize ourselves as Africans and get back on track were among things spoken at length by the guests of the program.

DKB who was one of the guests and also a representative for the Ghanaian comedy industry spoke at length about how thriving the industry has been over the years. He made mention some of the challenges faced by Comedians and comedy lovers in the country. He [DKB] said “Financially the industry is lacking, there is the need to find investors to invest in the craft because there is an up rise of immense comedic talent in the country. Also the issue about venue; this is a huge problem for the comedy industry. The owners of the venues would rather host music shows than host a comedy show simply because of the profits a music concert will fetch. Meanwhile has the same potential music has, so those that give us venues, we are very grateful for belief.”

The comedian also used the opportunity to appreciate Ghanaians for the support they are giving to push Ghana Comedy. His monthly comedy show; Comedy Express which happens the first Friday of every month, is always packed and even though the venue for the show has been changed to the SOHO Bar inside the Marina Mall, patrons still come in their overwhelming numbers to enjoy a great time. If you are interested in attending any edition follow Comedy Express on social media for further information.

There were musical performances on the night from rapper M.anifest and singer Cina Soul.

The program will air on BBC World Service on Saturday 28 September and will be available on the BBC World Service website after that at www.bbcworldservice.com/artshour
The Arts Hour on Tour is a monthly arts show exploring culture now in the great world cities. With live music, slam poetry, comedy performance, big name interviews and rich discussion, the series brings audiences up close to life as a local.

Source: Fenuku Augustine.

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Kevin Hart Faces $60 Million Lawsuit Over 2017 Las Vegas Hotel Room Recording.

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Kevin Hart faces a $60 million lawsuit after model and actress Montia Sabbag accused the comedian of negligence, infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy stemming from a 2017 incident, according to court documents obtained by USA TODAY.

Sabbag made headlines with Hart in September 2017 after a video of the two having sex in a Las Vegas hotel room was uploaded online. She denied speculation at the time that she was suing or extorting the comedian, announcing she wanted to join forces with him against the person who illegally recorded them.

"My pictures and my name have been released with lies written about me," Sabbag told reporters in 2017. "I am not an extortionist. I am not a stripper. I am a recording artist and an actress and I have not broken any laws."

In a new lawsuit filed Sept. 16, 2019, she accuses Jonathan Todd Jackson of secretly recording her "without her knowledge or consent, while she was engaged in private, consensual sexual relations with Hart," according to the documents. Sabbag also is suing Hart, as well as hotel operators Marriott, Blackstone and the Cosmopolitan, for "negligently or intentionally" allowing Jackson access to his hotel room. 

USA TODAY has reached out to Hart's representatives and Sabbag's lawyer for comment.

Montia Sabbag (right) and then-lawyer Lisa Bloom (left) speak to reporters in 2017 after Sabbag was accused of attempting to extort Kevin Hart.
Montia Sabbag (right) and then-lawyer Lisa Bloom (left) speak to reporters in 2017 after Sabbag was accused of attempting to extort Kevin Hart. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images)

The new lawsuit was filed on the eve of the second anniversary of the video's posting. 

Sabbag alleges in the lawsuit that she believes Hart worked with Jackson to record her in an attempt to gain publicity for his stand-up comedy "Irresponsible Tour," which began days before the video went public and continued through 2018. 

Lawyer Lisa Bloom, who represented Sabbag in 2017, referred to Hart as a victim at the time, telling reporters they did not plan to sue Hart or make claims against him.

Hart publicly apologized at the time to his wife Eniko and children Heaven, now 14, and Hendrix, now 11. The couple has since welcomed Kenzo, 1. 

"I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am, or claim to be in any way shape or form," he said. "And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen, and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids."

Hart is currently recovering from a major back injury after his vintage muscle car crashed in Malibu earlier this month. Eniko Hart told TMZ outside the hospital shortly after the accident that he was "going to be just fine."

(Source: usatoday.com)

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Patrons Set To Be Thrilled At The “Hahaha” Comedy Show.

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The monthly comedy show, The Hahaha Show, is coming again. This time it is coming with a great bang. Last month’s edition saw comedians crack open the ribs of patrons with series of back to back hilarious jokes. That wasn’t all, musical acts Don Itchy and Note 6 (An Acapella Group) blessed patrons with amazing tunes.

The MC on the night, Obrempong was so on point. He kept the energy going after each performance. Basically he made sure there was no dull moment. This month’s edition promises to be bigger than last month’s. From the organization to the performances, you don’t have to miss this show.

Performers billed to take center stage Include Comedian Khemikal, Ajeezay the Nonfa King, Comedian Jerry, Efo Red, Dr Sas and a guest comedian from Germany. There would be a poetry performance by Rhymes Sonny and a musical performance from George.

The show is slated for Saturday, September 28 2019. Tickets are going for a cool Ghc 49.00 which come with free Wifi and Free Bufallo Wings. The show is happening at the Rockstone’s Office at 6pm on the dot.

The show is proudly partnered with the management of Rockstone’s Office and 4byte Media. The Hahaha Show comes off every last Saturday of every month.

(Source: Fenuku Augustine.)

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Comedian Waris, Made-In-Ghana Appointed As Brand Influencers For Guiness Smooth.

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Sensational Ghanaian stand-up comedians & comic actors Abdul Waris Omaru and Frimpong Richard popularly known within the comic fraternity as Comedian Waris and Made-In-Ghana respectively, have been appointed as the brand influencers for the leading alcoholic beverage company, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC).

In perspective, the two sensational comedians were appointed by the board of directors of Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC) to persuade Ghanaians with their product; Guinness Smooth that has recently hit the Ghanaian alcoholic market, as the two comedians have established secured and high profile credibility and audience.

By virtue of their trust worthiness and authenticity garnered within the Ghanaian creative and arts landscape, Comedian Waris and Made-In-Ghana are expected to elevate the new alcoholic beverage product to reach every angle, as they've carve a nitch to be authentic not promotional. They will be working with Guinness Ghana to create social media (or blog/vlog) content for the Guinness Smooth campaign.

Abdul Waris Omaru and Frimpong Richard have been noted for the ability of engaging or interacting with an overwhelming number of audience; high visibility on a their various social media platforms; knowledge of/expertise in their endeavor, and they are to help raise the brand's awareness and increase sales, and implementing marketing campaigns.

Made-In-Ghana (Left) x Comedian Waris(Right)

Earlier, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC (GGBPLC) launched its latest stout -Guinness Smooth made from 70 per cent natural ingredients from Ghana. Brewed with fruity, butterscotch flavour to provide a distinctive and perfect bittersweet taste of smoothness and refreshment, the latest addition was crafted with the Ghanaian Consumer in mind, and is a new expression of Guinness, developed by the Guinness master brewers.

It is also brewed with millions of tiny bubbles for extra smoothness and a rich, deliciously satisfying taste. When relaxing with friends, Guinness Extra Smooth Stout slips down easily, smoothing the way for the good times and the conversation to flow. The basis is an unfermented but hopped Guinness wort extract shipped from Dublin, which is added to local ingredients and brewed locally.

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