President John Mahama has eulogised veteran comedian Bishop Bob Okala who passed away Sunday dawn.
The popular Ghanaian comedian, born Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng passed away at the Koforidua Hospital Sunday dawn after he collapsed on stage during a carnival at the Koforidua Jackson park sponsored by Joy Herbal Industries.
Managing editor of Bryte FM, a Koforidua based radio station owned by Joy Herbal industries, Kwaku Solomon, confirmed the news of Okala’s death to Myjoyonline.com.
President John Mahama remembering the comedian, who was part of Kumawood actors who re-enacted the Gold Coast police performance during the 59th Independence Day parade at the Black Star Square on March 6, said he brought joy his wife and himself.
He said in a tweet: “RIP Bob Okalla. You brought joy to many homes, and of course to Lordina & I. #RIPBobOkalla”
Bob Okala shot to fame in the 90’s during the popular comedy show, Key Soap Concert Party, which was showed on GTV on Saturday evenings.
The veteran comedian, who became identified with a big clock on his wrist during his performances created a niche for himself in comedy and in no time got to star in some local movies.
In what many fans have described as a sad year for Ghanaian comedy, another popular comedian Yaw Donkor, famously known as Nkomode in showbiz world passed on February 5, 2016, and will be buried in April.
The two veteran comedians were always in a tight competition to determine who was funnier during the Key Soap Concert Party days.
Political ‘Bishop’ Bob Okala did not hide his support for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He was active on several campaign platforms to garner votes for the party.
Okala was 59.
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu