Angry Muslim man warns Akabenezer against making comedy about his religion

A concerned Muslim has issued a stern warning to popular Ghanaian comic actor, Kwesi Antwi, also known as Dr. Likee or Akabenezer, regarding his comedic skits on the Islamic religion.

Angry Muslim man warns Akabenezer against making comedy about his religion

The concerned citizen cautioned Dr. Likee/Akabenezer to be careful and refrain from creating skits that may downgrade the Islamic religion.

While acknowledging that the comedian has the creative freedom to make skits about Muslims, the warning emphasised the need to approach religious topics with sensitivity.

Specifically, the concerned Muslim stated, “Any skit that will downgrade Islam, we don’t want it. Any skit that will bring Islam up or upgrade it is fine.”

The warning aims to encourage Dr. Likee/Akabenezer to be mindful of the impact his skits may have on the Islamic community and to avoid perpetuating harmful stereotypes or biases.

Dr. Likee/Akabenezer has yet to respond to the warning, but the conversation has sparked a larger discussion about the role of comedy in addressing sensitive topics like religion.

“He should be careful. I am not inciting the youth against him, but I am telling him the truth. It’s not about him being careful, but it’s the production he has to stop. You can do skits about Muslims, but when it comes to the religion, you have to be very careful. Any skit that will downgrade Islam, we don’t want it. Any skit that will bring Islam up or upgrade it is fine.”

In the world of Ghanaian entertainment, the name Dr. Likee, also known as Akabenezer or Ras Nene, is synonymous with laughter and entertainment.

With a career that began serendipitously, he has become one of the most recognisable figures in the Kumawood movie industry, earning acclaim for his versatility in portraying characters ranging from an armed robber to a comedian.

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