DKB has seen so much negativity in Ghana that he’s ready to declare that the trait originated from Ghana.
Born Derrick Kobina Bonney, the comedian has had a rocky path to the top, including many years during which he was not taken particularly seriously and was written off as unfunny.
Due to what he suffered during those years, DKB told Franky 5 on Hitz Fm that negativity must surely have originated from this country. He said the trait is deeply ingrained in us and has thus affected the creative industry as well.
“Negativity thrives in Ghana a lot. I think negativity originated from Ghana because our people love negative news over positive news.” he said.
“Most Ghanaians are not self-inspired so instead of being happy for someone who has been able to gather the courage to take a step, they rather wish they were in the same level so if anything goes wrong, they will hold onto to it and jubilate.”
DKB then recounted his own harrowing experiences from the beginning of his career.
“I did a lot of shows then but because the notion was that I was not funny, people laugh alright and they forget that I was able to make them laugh. It was depressing.”
According to him, anyone who ventures into the creative world would face the same challenges he faced.