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Bob Okala to be laid to rest on May 7 2016, one-week commemoration observed

By Michael Eli Dokosi
Late Bob Okala
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As Akan custom demands, the one-week commemoration of the death of acclaimed comedian Bishop Bob Okala real name Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng was observed at the Arts center a.k.a Centre for National Culture in Accra over the weekend.


Okala, after a performance at the Jackson Park in koforidua is reported to have expired at the Koforidua Hospital on 13 March 2016 due to complications from ill health.

 

Koo Ofori who attended the event recalled the humility of the man stressing even though he was younger than Okala, the bishop nonetheless referred to him as papa when addressing him. He narrated how ill health had dogged his later years.

Dr Manfred of Joy Herbal Industries, organizers of the event he was last seen publicly on, stressed Okala’s genius in forming words to delight audiences stressing it was because of his quality that he was a regular fixture on their organized shows.

For Madam Elizabeth Agyari, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Okala’s display on 5th March in dramatizing the colonial police force and their antics would stay with her noting that even though Mr Buabeng was not in perfect health he nonetheless executed his role beautifully demonstrating the great professional that he was.

Okala’s male son expressed the hope that his father would be given a state burial given his contributions over the years. The well-spoken youth affirmed he will sorely miss his father since he was his source of pride.

For Abeiku Santana, the Key Soap Concert Party King was a master of his craft whose legacy will live on.

Mr Samuel Kwadwo Buabeng’s final funeral rite is set for 6th and 7th May, 2016 at the Arts Centre in Accra. The Osu Cemetery will serve as his final resting place.