Ghanaian comic actor Richard Asante, popularly known in showbiz circles as Kalybos, has revealed that the controversies surrounding his relationship with Nigerian-Ghanaian stand-up comedienne Jacinta Ocansey has been settled.
Recently the comedienne alleged that she received threats from anonymous persons following her rumored relationship with the Boys Kasa actor.
However, Jacinta disclosed that she never dated Kalybos but both were in the talking stage after the latter expressed interest in her.
“Has it been an issue, I don’t think it has ever had. If I’m not getting it wrong, it’s five years now. It’s past. It looks like it keeps coming back with the same conversation whenever she’s asked about it.
“I don’t go back to the past or revisit old statements or whatever it is. The past is not our present and the future is what we are heading to. Shout out to Jacinta wherever you are,” Kalybos said.
Funny Face blocked me
It would be recalled that last year, comedian-cum-actor Funny Face accused three of his colleagues including Kalybos of allegedly planting stories in the media to tarnish his image.
Touching on the allegation, Kalybos said: “As it stands now, I’m still confused on what exactly was the problem. I never had a problem with that dude. Like we never had a fall out. That’s with me with how I live and approach issues.
“I realised the dude [Funny Face] has blocked me everywhere. I wish we will have a platform to talk but then it’s all good.”
The comedy industry
According to him, Ghana’s comedy industry has made great strides in the last few years, stating the use of the English language in standup comedy limits delivery.
“The standup comedians are trying to get there but I think we’ve been boxed a lot. We’ve been canned to a very tight corner… because we express ourselves widely and boldly with our local language. There is always a fusion of two languages that makes it nice and that’s what I realised with Nigerians.”