Ghanaian comedian Khemikal has said that comedy in Ghana is not lucrative, leaving many comedians in Ghana broke.
“Ghanaian comedians are broke because most event organizers, especially those who mount the big billboards and do all the advertisements in the media are not willing to pay us per our standards. They are willing to pay an international act about $20,000 but will pay a Ghanaian GhC1,000 because they feel we are Ghanaians,” he told Citi FM.
“If you see any Ghanaian comedian doing well in his life, then maybe he has another job and he’s using money from that job to build his brand.”
Khemikal is a computer programmer who holds a Bsc in Computer Science from the University of Ghana.