Ghanaian comedienne and actress, Maame Esi Forson, popularly known as Mizz Esi, claims that she is responsible for Ghanaian comedy becoming relevant again.
Interviewed on the Late Nite Celebrity Show on eTV Ghana, she told host, Foster Romanus that at first, people were not paying much attention to GH comedy but ever since she came into the picture, people are enjoying it.
“I’ve put some fire in there. I took them to a different level because at first, it was kind of one way. A lot of you were speaking English and Twi so I came in a unique way with the Fante, and that regenerated the interest in the whole thing”, the skit artist bragged.
When asked about Afia Schwarzenegger who has consistently touted herself as Ghana’s undisputed queen of comedy, she said, “Afia Schwarzenegger is not a comedian. She’s just a drama queen. I don’t see what she does as comedy, she just insults people directly with the aim that people will see that and laugh but that’s not a comedy. That’s why I don’t see her as a comedian”.
Afia later posted a video of herself doing standup and captioned it with some opprobrium: “Class,swag,Talent and style…ofui you think this is mankesim beach…anaa sekondi beach ..mtcheewwwwww Foolish girl!!!Make money bitches or come for tutorials. Registration fee $10k Let’s throw back to 2015 #queenofcomedygh👑”
Mizz Esi then came back with her own reply….