30 Jan: Episode 5

Funny Face

Benson Ohene-Oduro Boateng, known in showbiz as Funny Face, is currently Ghana’s hottest comedian and “a very serious, business-minded person.” This stand-up comedian/actor regards the support of his fans, especially the women, as next to the providence of his mother and GOD and mother, as far as his success is concerned.

Funny Face is currently the lead character in the television series, Chorkor Trotro. In April 2011 he teamed up with ace Ghanaian Hiplife star, Castro to produce the song, Banana Sweet and it shot up to number instantly. He’s also featured in videos for Ghana’s most talented rap star Sarkodie and is currently the KING of Ghana’s newly discovered dance style, ‘Azonto’

Funny face comes from a very humble background and has seen poverty in its worst form. His encounter with his current manager, George Quaye has been a major turning point. George gave him his first and biggest comedy platform, the night of 1010 laughs series. Funny face rocked the show so well he’s featured on all other subsequent editions.

He’s a brand icon for Ghana’s national oil firm, the Ghana Oil Company limited.
Owen Gee

Owen Gee aka The Krazy Comedian was born in Lagos State, Nigeria to a family of talented entertainers. He  started his dancing career when he was two years old. He was a member of the singing group, Dynamic Five when he was ten years old and made his first appearance on television when he was 12 years old in a dance competition which he won.

Later on, resuming his tertiary education to study Mathematics and Statistics he found himself as a member of the rap group ‘Ur Uncle’s from the Psychiatric Hospital’.

Owen’s always wanted a career in music, this was inspired by artistes like Osita Osadebe, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Sisqo, R.kelly, LL Cool J

He has a few movies under his belt such as The Foolish Foolishness Fool and Bursting Zone. He has also released a comic music album in addition to his television show, My Krazy World, where he plays multiple characters. A very familiar face on M-Net screens, Owen G  tried his luck on The Comedy Club Live in Lagos season 1, 2 and 3!

Owen Gee’s Accolades

1.Most entertaining guy on campus 2001(Yaba College of Technology)

2.Most creative up and coming comedian 2004(1st Nigerian Entertainment Awards)

3.Best comedian on Radio 2006 (National Comedy Awards)

4.Most outstanding stand-up comedian 2009 (Tonell and Biggs)

5.Best youth comedian 2010 (Peak Awards)

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