Kalybos takes home ‘Discovery of the Year’ award at the GMAs

imagesYoung Ghanaian actor Richard Asante, more commonly known as Kalybos, is an inspiring YouTube comedy superstar whose rise to fame is an exciting Ghanaian story to tell.

The thrilling comedian and actor was recognised and named Discovery of the Year at the Ghana Movie Awards ceremony held on Tuesday December 30, 2014 at the Accra International Conference Center.

The “Only Boss” with one ‘S’, rose to fame through his popular free-for-downloads comedy skits dubbed the ‘Boys Kasa Series.’

These series include Kalybos goes to Brazil, The Fat Bill, the Good Samaritan, One Bottle, Tweaa and The Pharmacy Wahala.

In his acceptance speech, Kalybos who shared the moment with the delectable Ahuof3 Patri whom he went on stage with, said he was grateful to God for his “mercies” and to Ghanaians for their support.

“We didn’t know it would get us on this stage tonight and we are grateful” he noted as he thanked his fans who watched and shared his YouTube viral videos.

Asante in an earlier interview with Starr Entertainment said he was awestruck by the fame he now enjoys on the Ghanaian comedy scene.

“I never knew it could get to this level. For the start we were doing it for free and we didn’t know it was good work and that people would appreciate it…”

A second year student studying ‘Cinematography’ at NAFTI, the natural born comedian said he developed interest in acting when he worked for movie producer, Shirley Frimpong Manso and her Sparrow Productions.

Kalybos on stage, also thanked movie producer Kofi Asamoah whom he said encouraged him to start acting the series.

The YouTube star currently has more than thirteen videos to his credit and has many more recorded and yet to be released.

The Ghana Movie Awards ceremony was well attended by movie lovers, industry players and favorite screen gems including Nigeria’s Patience Ozorkwo, Majid Michel, Jackie Appiah, John Dumelo, Super OD, Nikki Samonas, Eddie Watson, David Dontoh, Yvonne Nelson, Sandrah Ankobia, Lydia Forson, Juliet Ibrahim, D-Black and Kwaku Manu.

Other recipients on the night are film producer and director Shirley Frimpong Manso, Kumawood stars Kwadwo Nkansah aka Lilwin and Rose Mensah aka Kyeiwaa, Screen Goddess Joselyn Dumas, rapper turned film producer Desmond Blackmore.



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