Who wants to know Basket Mouth's real name? I don't really care either but I'll tell you. Ernest Essien is his name and no, he's not related to Michael Essien. The Bison is fully Ghanaian and that's not a controversy. That's all we need to know about MC Basket Mouth. I think. The dude is mad funny.
Watch a number of Basket Mouth videos, in fact there is a whole Youtube playlist dedicated to him.
You can watch this classic Chop Puff Puff video featuring Basket Mouth
Nigerian comedy has become viral and it's not only popular on Facebook. It's popular on the pen drives (USB drives for y'all non-Ghana' lingo savvy people) of Ghanaian students. As a shout-out to these pen drives, I'll feature a video I got from one, about the genius of Naija's Klint da Drunk. Watch him make Nigerian reggae music.
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECqvBs0Qx_U
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvGfsROHGcM
The emergence of these Nigerian comedians, at least on the West African scene, has spurned more people going into stand-up comedy. Some of these guys are Julius Agwu, Teju BabyFace, Okey Bakassi, I Go Die, Ali Baba, AY, etc. You can check out all these guys on Youtube.
There've been shows like Nite of a Thousand (and X) Laughs, amongst others in Ghana. Charterhouse's Stars of the Future featured comedy section which produced some stellar Ghanaian comedians. There is also the Toli Masters' Series. If you have not heard about Bukom Banku, google him
PS: I am hungry, so will leave the blog post here. :-) Yup, who remembers 'the impudence of a dying cockcroach' from the Ghanaian television series, Action Security? Am off to watch the BasketMouth playlist.