Stakeholders within the comedy business consider Ghana would advance and achieve international consideration if the required financing and a spotlight is dedicated.
Each seasoned and upcoming comedians have frequently pushed to alter the comedy enterprise through the years however are of the opinion that, business gamers should additionally step up their efforts to consolidate their efforts.
Ghanaian comic Foster Romanus advised Graphic Showbiz in an interview that the business has a variety of potential but in addition wanted applicable funding to fully set up the comedy house and place the nation on the worldwide map.
For him, Stand-up comedy in Ghana just isn’t a lot to boast about in comparison with different international locations like Nigeria as a result of there has not been the required funding and deliberate effort to maintain the business.
In line with him, authorities and different related events haven’t but given the comedy business their full consideration, therefore the shortcoming of the business to thrive and achieve international recognition.
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He mentioned: “I don’t assume comedy has caught the eyes of presidency but as a result of the help has not been forthcoming.”
“Investments shouldn’t solely be within the type of funding but in addition ensuring there are avenues for performers. However even within the space of getting avenues for performances, we can not say a lot about it. There is just one Nationwide Theatre for performers and after they must search for house to carry out, it turns into an issue,” he added.
Foster emphasised that although sure enterprise establishments had supplied some type of help, extra might nonetheless be achieved.
“At the moment, some company entities are investing in comedy, and we significantly respect them for doing so. However extra is required. We require traders who can help us promote Ghana Comedy all through Africa and past.”
Foster Romanus expressed optimism in regards to the possibilities for up-and-coming artists, saying that that they had an opportunity to refine their skills and that the long run is vibrant for contemporary skills.
He mentioned makes an attempt have been being made to even keep the craft, and in consequence, house has been made accessible for up-and-coming comedians to hone their expertise and decide the brains of established comedians.
“There may be the chance for younger acts to hone their expertise and so the likes of OB Amponsah, myself and different seasoned acts attempt our greatest to share stage with the upcoming ones to construct them up for the larger stage.”
Moreover, he inspired his business friends to repeatedly put money into their skilled growth with a view to safe the required backing and funding from traders.
“I take into account want to be just like an funding. We should work exhausting to keep up the consistency of our stagecraft. It is best to realise that investing in what one does yields rewards a lot past one’s best expectations,” Foster Romanus reiterated.