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Entertainment of Saturday, 25 January 2020


DKB inspired me to organise Political Refugee after backlash - OB Amponsah

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Ghanaian comedian OB Amponsah has heaped praises on colleague comedian DKB for encouraging him to birth a programme out of a crisis.

The comedian was attacked by NDC sympathisers over what they described as unsavoury comments he made against the former president John Mahama at the 2019 December 2 Remember event.

Following the backlash received for his joke, the comedian has apologised to Ghanaians and Mr Mahama.

OB in a post on his facebook page, spotted by GhanaWeb, revealed that DKB advised him to rise storm and crack more of those jokes to make people know that jokes are just jokes.

He added that DKB's statement birthed the idea of his just ended show 'Political Refugee'.

"DKB, mandem called me after my December wahala to check on how I was doing. Then he asked me "So are you going to do political jokes anymore?". I answered "Me? Never!!".

He replied "Coward. This is the time to rise above the storm and crack more of those jokes to make people know that jokes are just jokes.

You shock me waaa. That statement from him was what fueled the idea of Political Refuge, because earlier, Socrates Safo had called to suggest that I try put up a show about my plight, and I declined.

DKB then went ahead to push some few funny bits I could develop and then asked me to look sharp. We all have our shortcomings Charlie, but when you look past them, you realize that young man is quite supportive and cute. Bigups dude," his post read.

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