Ghanaian comedy actor, writer and director Comic actor Richmond Xavier Amoakoh known as Lawyer Nti, the name of a fictional character he plays in the hit TV series Kejetia vs Makola has revealed that the comedy industry is now far better than some years back after careful comparison.
“Currently, when you look at the comedy industry, the kind of support we are receiving among others, if you compare it to the situation some few years ago I will say it is far better now. But of course, there is more to be done”. Lawyer Nti told Ezra FM in an interview.
However, the lawyer admitted that comedy elsewhere like Nigeria is flourishing better than in Ghana, yet players in the industry hope they see some difference in the coming years.
He further observed that skits on social media in Nigeria and the kind of houses they live in compared to the legends who have entertained Ghanaians for years and the situation they find themselves, in is a bit worrying.
“People see entertaining as something cheap to do so when they invite you to be their MC they want to pay you little. But that same person would want to give a musician about GHC 20,000 to perform for just about five minutes at the same programme you are paid just about GHC 2000 as MC for about 2 hours”, he revealed some difficulties comedians go through.
“Some of these things are a bit worrying, but we pray that as our fan base grows, they will begin to appreciate our craft and pay us well”, he stressed.