Comic actor cum journalist, Isaac Kofi Dzokpo aka Ike DeComedian who was featured in the famous ‘Beasts of No Nation’ movie is cautioning against electoral violence before, during, and after the December polls.
According to him, Ghana should not be an example for countries where elections which should normally end in peace sometimes turn to be bloody in some parts of Africa.
In view of this, he and his team at Laughter Palace Production are coming up with funny videos that would serve as a source of relief and entertainment as the nation prepares for the election.
“We are saying that conflicts and wars are not good and hinder national development. So as the elections are getting closer, we are having movies and short videos to put a smile on the faces of Ghanaians. Because there may be some level of election tensions and fear,” he said in an interview.
Mr Kofi Dzokpo who doubles as the director with Laughter Palace Production has been featured in both local and international movies such as the ‘Beasts of No Nation’, which had Abraham Attah, Idris Elba as the main characters.
As a signee of Laughter Palace, Mr Kofi Dzokpo has also featured in a popular local movie titled ‘Diamond Race’ where he was the main character which was premiered at the West Hills Mall in Accra.
“We are also coming up with videos that would educate, entertain, and inform the public. We will not talk about only politics. You will hear social issues and ill behaviours in our society all in the form of comedy in order to entertain Ghanaians,” Ike DeComedian said.
He said most of the funny videos would be in a form of advise to the youth not to allow themselves to be used for any act of violence or to foment trouble.
“We are one nation and need to treat each other as a family despite our political colours. We are not ready to welcome war, Ghana as a country is not ready for any conflict so we must maintain the peace and tranquillity we are enjoying as a nation. Before peace and tranquillity will be achieved we need to be at peace with each other as a family and as one people,” he stressed.
The comedian recounted how some Liberian characters, during the shooting of the Netflinks movie were emotional because it reminded them of what happened in their nation during a civil war.
“So as a ‘Beasts of No Nation’ character, I have seen that Ghana as a country needs to maintain the peace that we are enjoying. We should not be used by any politician.”
“As an upcoming comedian, I am fired up to bring the best in me. I am ready to put a smile on the faces of Ghanaians and comedy lovers across the globe.
“My ultimate aim is to put a smile on the faces of people so my team and I are ready with the support from Ghanaians to make this a great success,” Ike Decomedian assured.
The Executive Producer of Laughter Palace Production, Edem Gyamesi also hinted that their ultimate aim is to calm tension down in the country as the election draws closer.
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