Even before patrons thronged Snap Cinema, Accra, last Saturday for OB Amponsah’s ‘Political Refugee’, it was public knowledge that the comedian would feature Albert Kan Dapaah in his script for the night following a leaked video which captured the National Security Minister sweet-talking a lady.
“National Security sef them record am na wo Westec Security guard at Nima GCB. Wo dier wo shoa oo,” a post from him read moments after the said video went viral.
Calls for Mr. Kan Dapaah’s resignation and arguments against same, gained prominence – dousing the fame budding singer Bosom P-Yung was enjoying for the release of the ‘Ataa Adwoa’ song.
“Low key, Bosom P-Yung go bore Kan Dapaah small oo,” another post from him read. “Odofo, come and let’s haha at these political brouhaha flying all over.”
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This was barely a week to the much-publicised show which was inspired and birthed after he had suffered vehement backlash from some people for making a political joke about ‘Mahama’.
The popular comedian during a performance at last year’s edition of Decemba2Rememba made light of many things, including names and meanings as well as the impact of names on people where he mentioned that the name ‘Mahama’ is synonymous with corruption in Hausa.
He cracked ribs with that script but fell on the dagger of some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). They described the joke as sensitive and expensive; hurled insults at him while others incited violence against him for injuring the reputation of the party’s flag-bearer.
“The show [Political Refugee] is basically about me sharing my pain about the stuff I went through when I tried telling a political joke. It’s me laughing at my pain,” he had explained.
So the auditorium was set, show completely sold out; patrons in high anticipation of how the night would be!
The ‘big-headed’ dude after a precise introduction by MC for the event amid applause from the audience, showed up in a pyjamas – just like the National Security Minister – with a black cap which had the inscription ‘OB’.
Mimicking some politicians, a witty OB demonstrated how president Akufo-Addo, former president John Mahama, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom and Akua Donkor would react to the leaked video.
While mentioning that the president would call his wife, Madam Rebecca Akufo-Addo and express fury over the potential vote loss, OB taunted that Akua Donkor would insist the man in the video was Akufo-Addo and not Kan Dapaah based on her incessant dislike for the president.