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Akwasi Life Through a Black Eye

IN PERSON

Akwasi Life Through a Black Eye

Seeing life through a black lens.

Come listen to the life, joys and challenges of a African man at war with himeself and what he thinks about time.

Akwasi is a Cornwall born, Ghanaian raised, Perth claimed calling Melbourne home stand-up comedian. He launched onto the scene with a sell-out debut solo show at Afro Hub in Melbourne. His comedy style can be described as observational storytelling with themes ranging from life experiences, his father’s idiosyncrasies to current affairs.

Inspired by his eagerness to observe and find the humour in any situation, this West African comedian will take you on a journey through his mind that will have you thinking “damn, I never thought of it that way”. His ability to speak in a strong West African accent when referring to his people will have you imitating the accent to your friends and family.

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Strictly for audiences 18+

This show contains: Strong sexual references.

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