KSM honoured at Comic Awards Ghana

BY: Jayne Buckman-Owoo
KSM being presented with his award
KSM being presented with his award

Celebrated satirist and TV host, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) was last Friday given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the maiden edition of the Comic Awards Ghana held at the National Theatre.

He was given a citation which was presented by actors Oscar Provencal and Nana Ama McBrown after the two had paid glowing tribute to him.

KSM honoured at
Comic Awards GhanaIn a speech after he had been presented with the award, KSM said he least expected the award, “ I am indeed very humbled for this award, I was not expecting it at all and I would like to say a very big thank you to the organisers.

“Comedy has come a long way and I would like to encourage the young ones to keep up the good work”.

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Just before KSM was presented with his award, DKB came on stage and also had some really nice things to say about KSM. According to him, it was KSM who encouraged him to go into comedy because he lookd at how much he could make for filling a venue like the National Theatre like KSM does.

Others  awarded on the night were Best Comic Online and TV Show – Srekwakwa, Adom TV, Best Comic Animation – Time For Mental, Most Promising Comedy Event – Laughline, Best Comic Foreign Act – Parrot Mouth and Best Stage Play – Bananas and Groundnuts.

Others were Best Comic Movie – Amakye and Dede, Best Comic Actor – Clement Saurez, Best Comedy Event – 1022 Laughs and Most Promising Comedian – Lekzy The Comic.

As was expected, the awards night was interspersed with comedy from the likes of Uncle Kobby, Okokobioko, Parrot Mouth, Lekzy The Comic, Hogan and Kenny Black.They all gave a very good account of themselves and sent the audience laughing their hearts out.

 Parrot Mouth was on top of his game as he gave jokes about Kumawood taking a swipe at Lilwin and others. He was also on the case of artistes for wearing dark glassed on stage.

Lekzy The Comic got the audience reciting poems and singing along with him. He also scored some high points just like his other colleagues.

When he took his turn, Hogan touched on the ecomony and unemployment saying that as a result, there are more musicians than policemen in the country.

Kenny Black’s bit on how to woo a lady and his experiences at airports in the UK and USA, coupled with his singing went down very well with the audience.

Musician Irene Logan was on hand to treat patrons to songs from her repertoire and one must admit that she really has an amazing voice.

MCs for the night were comedians Khemical and Heiress Jacinta who steered affairs on the night.