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Entertainment of Monday, 20 April 2020

Source: Latif Abubakar, Contributor

Thank God for idiots: A gift from playwright Latif Abubakar

Latif Abubakar, playwright Latif Abubakar, playwright

Award winning playwright and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Globe Productions, Latif Abubakar has said his outfit is poised to touch the lives of its patrons and the general public by bringing one of his plays to their homes and doorsteps.

Mr Abubakar who celebrates his birthday today indicated that the gesture marks part of activities marking his birthday as well as his outfit's efforts to reduce the impact of the restrictions in movements during this coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview, he said the play which is dubbed 'COVID -19 edition of Thank God For Idiots' would be screened via the YouTube page of Globe Productions as well as his personal page, @Latif Abubakar on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 8:00pm (20:00 GMT).

"We are of the hope that this would impart and touch more lives as we stay home and observe the ban on social gathering issued by the government," the playwright said.

According to him, the objectives of screening the play via social media are to inspire, entertain and educate people during these trying moments.

"Like Christmas in April which brought loads of smiles to our patrons, we hope this play would impart them even better," he added.

He further indicated that the growing interest of patrons and the positive impact of their plays on the society has necessitated and motivated this initiative.


Mr Abubakar mentioned that there would also be some giveaways which includes airtime to patrons and followers of his social media handles.

He explained that scratch card numbers for airtime of the various networks will be published on his Instagram page at periodic intervals for the fastest fingers.

He also used the occasion to educate the public on the importance of observing social distancing and washing their hands with soap under running water.

Globe Productions

Considered as the fastest growing theatre company in Ghana with the widest coverage, Globe Productions has consistently produced and staged quality, hilarious and family-oriented stage plays that seek to educate and entertain its patrons over the last ten years.

Patronage of its plays had soared over the years with an audience base of over 40,000 in Accra, Tamale, Ho and Takoradi at the end of 2019.


Some of the plays written and produced by Latif Abubakar include; I Can’t Think Far, which focused on peaceful election, Saints and Sinners, which highlighted the menace of galamsey, while Men Don Die, and Judas and Delilah centred on road safety and first aid tips respectively.