The five comedians in a shot with some of the patrons
The Dome of the Accra Conference Centre gasped for breathe as thousands covered every inch of space to watch, laugh and dance the night away in the MTN Night of the 1015 laughs.
Five Nigerian comedians were expected to crack the ribs of their patrons and they did in spectacular fashion.
Cute Helen Paul, the only woman comedian to feature in the show was in her elements- never mind her ‘wiggy’ Brazilian hair- as she dragged three of Africa’s greatest celebs which included Ghana’s own Asamoah Gyan and Nigerian actor Hanks onto the stage to contest for the love of Ghana’s most accomplished spinster...
She had earlier counseled ladies to be modest in their dressing and desist from wearing six-inches-tall- heels to comedy shows which make them frown instead of laugh. It was the guys that burst out in laughter the most.
Emeka Smith who was arguably the best act on the night recounted how his dad had warned him not to join the gang of rioters and trouble causers when he first enrolled into the university and yet when his dad heard that some students were demonstrating against the increase in the academic facility user fees he urged his son on to join the demonstration and even lynch the university administrators.
“Join the demonstration. Kill them! Kill them! Kill them all,” his father urged.
Smith also played out how Africans have become more Christian than the Pope and how Nigeria is flooded with Churches of different names.
The comedian dared the patrons to mention all the alphabets from A-Z and at the mention of each alphabet, Smith spontaneously mentioned the name of a church in Nigeria beginning with that alphabet. He started from the Apostolic Church of Nigeria and ended with Zacheous International.
Jackie Appiah and Helen Paul being hypnotized by one of the comedians
Pencil, the man looked exactly like the name he gave to himself and did a great job churning out one funny joke after another.
He admired Nigeria’s movie craft and how Genevieve Nnaji, one of Nigeria’s best actress in one of those movies was able to taste a food she had put poison in but did not die and yet when Hanks ate the same food he died out of the poison. A great miracle that can only happen in Nigeria films.
The other comedians are MC Shakara and Ellenu.
Three of Ghana’s music legends Samini, Becca and Rex Omar were on hand to serve some of their delectable tunes to the packed crowd who only tapped their feet and sang along.