The self-proclaimed biggest head in Ghanaian comedy Derrick Kobina Bonney popularly known as DKB insists Charter House is the disease that has caused the stunted growth of stand up comedy in the country.
DKB who has risen to be one of the best comedians in country accused the media company of crucifying the stand up industry due to their beef with comedian David Oscar. According to him, Charter House went ahead to spread lies about Ghanaian comics not being funny, a lie many Ghanaians and corporate entities believed. He lamented about the mount of money he has lost due to the blatant lies perpetrated by Charter House and insisted comics in the country are owed reparations for the damages caused by this act to their careers and personal lives.
This is not the first time an entertainer in Ghana has made such claims against Charter House with Shatta Wale having several incidents with the media company about the music industry. It seems Charter House learned from the colonial masters and have succeeded in getting Ghanaians to hate their own and adopt anything foreign.
Jesus died and resurrected in three days but according to DKB, the comedy scene is now gaining some life after several years of being buried deep in the sand. He gave examples of how Nigerian comics not only command big money in Nigeria but are paid well when they visit Ghana to perform. DKB claimed that most Ghanaians believe Nigerian comics are funny simply because of their accents, a lie that was spread by Charter House therefore even getting a Ghanaian to spend 5Ghs to come to show is a near impossible. “I am offering free tickets to people and still had to convince them to come to the show by telling jokes to prove I am funny”, DKB lamented. People will pay up to 200GHS just to see a Nigerian comic while we continue to struggle to pack venues.