Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng aka Bob Okala, one of Ghana’s most celebrated comedians, has passed away. HappyGhana.com can confirm.Okala, a veteran comedian who was a pioneer of the popular Key Soap Concert Party in the 90s, collapsed on stage while performing at a programme organised by Joy Industries at Koforidua Jackson Park on Saturday.
The spokesperson and Managing Editor of Dady Media Solomon Nuwodu confirmed the news Happy FM.
According to the Managing Editor of Daddy Media, Solomon Nuwodu, ‘Bishop’ Okala, as he was affectionately called, has been part of the Joy Industries’ programmes over the years, but he was never invited for this Saturday’s event due to ill-health.
“Okala pleaded to perform briefly but he realised he couldn’t continue and the bouncers had to come on stage to hold him because he began to lose stamina,” Nuwodu said.
He was confirmed dead at the hospital Sunday dawn. He died at age 59.