You are here: HomeCountryPeopleRadio & TVDKB

Ghana Famous People

Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Accra, Ghana

DKB Ghana originally born Derick Kobina Bonney on September 3, 1985, is a Ghanaian Stand-up comedy act, TV presenter, actor, and event host.

He has been touted as the new King of Ghana Comedy by Kwaku Sintim-Misa who is a Ghanaian satire-comedy innovator veteran. DKB's popularity was enhanced when he represented Ghana in Big Brother Africa (season 7) in 2012.

DKB Ghana was born in Ghana's capital city of Accra on September 3, 1985, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to Caroline Mensah and Harry Jerry Bonney, both Ga-Adangbe people of Ghana.

From basic education to Middle school graduation in 2001, he continued his education at St. John's Grammar School in Ghana where he started discovering his love for entertainment and gradually established himself as a regular dance and rap performer during entertainment programs there.

In 2005 he gained admission to the University of Ghana where his serious engagememnt with stand-up comedy took roots after proving himself at an event on campus.


He later became a national comedy sensation in Ghana after featuring on the 'Citizen Comedy Show' on Metro TV and 'Laugh A Minute' on Viasat 1 (now Kwese TV). Africa got a feel of him when he performed at the 'MNET Comedy Club Lagos 2? which was aired to a global audience in 2011.

DKB Ghana is among the few Ghanaian TV personalities who have different shows running on different channels at the same time in addition to hosting a radio comedy show.

As owner and creator of Ghana's biggest monthly comedy show dubbed Comedy Express which started in 2016, it was decided by DKB and his management that the popular show go virtual amidst the COVID-19 pandemic when in July 2020 the first virtual edition aired Ghana.

In February 2014 and two years before Comedy Express DKB organized the first-ever eponymous comedy tour dubbed: DKBLIVE COMEDY TOUR across Ghana. His international comedy collaborations have seen him share the stage with Observational Comedian and Satirist in the person of Aron Kader on May 15, 2016, and with British-Congolese Comedian-Actor-Presenter-Philanthropist Eddie Kadi.