Foster Romanus and his team at Romanus Empire are really bent on turning Accra upside down with laughter.
This was eminent in their just ended monthly show for July. This month’s #ComedyFiesta picked up its pace in the laughter race as Foster Romanus and his comrades kept exchanging batons of excellent performance to great performance. Speaking which, it was certainly comprehendible that rapper Kofi Kinaata came for this show as well. Hence, needless to say, Accra and Ghana for that matter can’t wait for 26th August 2017 to have another dose of laughter to cure their stress syndrome.
Lots of programmes were in town that day which seemed to be a threat to the show’s thrive, but, this didn’t deter the Romanus Empire folks to dilute the competency in their production process. After Open Mic acts had ended by 7:45, the Production Manager, Francis ‘Oxygyn’ Nutakor, warmly welcomed patrons giving key information about the programme and paying homage to Power Houses for the event (Romanus Empire & SilverBird Cinemas) and media supporters. This ended with the headline act stepping onto the stage with a musical number. After his opening monologue, it was obvious he was going to be our MC for the night.
Certainly, a comedian as he is, he could not resist leaving the stage without cracking up audiences, giving them a sip of the “Laughter koko” they are about to gulp in. The first act for the night was welcomed.
The young comedian proved that he is a force to be reckoned with. Getting his seat at the table of men, he did not take it for granted. Comedian Warris entered with edgy jokes about his life in Bubiashie that got everyone attentive and ready for more. Being quite known through his open mic sessions, he wasn’t complacent but rather brought in his A-Game. He got audience roaring with laughter when he transcended into the day-to-day activities encountered in our public transportation vehicle, Tro-Tro. I still am not cured of laughter from the story of his testimony of a passenger and the conductor’s (mate) plight.
Next to climb onto the stage was MJ the Comedian. This young chap is the ‘Oh Nii’ amongst the young comedians, given his aggressive nature in his presentation. His performance was partly a Shata Wale spoof which really got audiences going wild. It was as though Shata Wale was a character in a film and he was laying the titular character. He mimicked him to a ‘T’ amidst delivering on humour. He also had part of his show threading the lines of toilet humour. Speaking of which, it was obvious audience had a good time with his brief presentation.
The comedy flow took a brief break as poetry took charge.
Jewell King proved why he is the reigning king as the ehalaksa slam champion. He began it on a lighter note with a story where ‘he was the main character, being in a position to abort a baby he and his girlfriend had through unprotected intercourse’ – this aggravated into the hazards involved in such acts and graduated into advice which included the sin abortion carry.
He fatherly thrilled audience to two more pieces that touched on social issues we are faced with which were all constituents of good Christian values; Love, Empathy, Chastity, Respect, Self-respect and Salvation. He hypnotized audiences with his confident flow and his bizarre dramatic vocal modulations, and, he frequently got snaps within flow indicating his wordplays were tight.
Haven had Faiba wow us Last month and another poet equally blow us away, surely it states that #ComedyFiesta takes every talent act brought on the show very seriously.
The seniors in GH Comedy took turns in getting audiences up with laughter. The Queen of Gh Comedy was welcomed onto the stage and she made all aware of her smartness at her craft. She took almost half of her allotted time to freestyle on interjectory remarks from audiences, and, this even got unanimous laughter and even applauds. This is one signature she seemed to be trending with haven had a good run of this kind on her radio shows she co-hosts. Her jokes she flowed with was equally good also. Hence, she was bid a very good farewell off the stage with a sounding round of applaud.
Lekzy de Comic is the prince of Gh Comedy and anyone who refutes has their own issues to deal with. This was ascertained by all present when he stunned audiences with joke after joke. Even his intro made all aware that he was really in for action. Beginning with religious jokes, he moved unto relationship jokes, speech jokes, and, when he dived into the toilet humour audience were on the floor boiling with raucous laughter.
Given how magnificent he was, it was no surprise that he was interrupted by a two minute-thirty eight second applauds commending his greatness. These are some of the reviews that turn artistes into legends and should Lekzy de Comic, the “tallest comedian” go on to be consistent with such flow, he is sure on his way to legendary status.
Foster Romanus did his signature random freestyle comedy at every expense he found opportune to him as and when he stepped onto the stage after every acts. This even worked more for some who even named him as their favourite comedian for the night.
The Open Mic session was taken charge by Ooh Nii, Sportoo and Lyrical. Their acts were well received and hopes are high to see them as main acts one day.
#COMEDYFIESTA comes off next on the 26th August 2017, same venue – Silver Bird Cinema, West Hills Mall at 7 pm. This month serial show is powered by Romanus Empire & Silver Bird Cinemas.