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Bob Okala John Mahama and social media mourn departed comedian

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Bob Okala  was part of some entertainers who paraded during Ghana's 59th Independence Day celebrations.

(Bob Pixel)

The news of his passing came not only as a shock to many, but had a particular dampening effect on them as another member of the "Keysoap Concert Party" group, Nkomode passed away earlier last month.

Bob Okala passed away on Sunday (13th March 2016) at the Eastern Regional Hospital after months of battling with ill-health.

The comedian, birth name Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng, was for long considered the "Father of Ghanaian Comedy" by many, a title which Okala, who was part of the original "Keysoap Concert Party" group had come to accept after long.

The news of his passing came not only as a shock to many, but had a particular dampening effect on them as another member of the "Keysoap Concert Party" group, Nkomode past away earlier last month.

Prez John Mahama took to Twitter to express his grief. He tweeted;

 

Below are some reactions from social media;

 

 

 

 

Others couldn't believe that he had just passed away after performing at Ghana's 59th Independence Day Celebrations;

Some users couldn't help but remember the smiles Bishop Okala brought to their faces;

Bob Okala, a veteran comedian who was a pioneer of the popular Key Soap Concert Party in the 90s, collapsed on state while performing at a programme organised by Joy Industries

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