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Funny Face

  • Real name: Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng
  • Birthday: 1 October 1989
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Occupation: comedian, actor

Who is Funny Face?

Funny Face is a Ghanaian comedian, actor, and musician, who rose to fame for his role in TV3 Ghana's sitcom Chorkor Trotro. He is also known as SwagOn-Papa or Kasoa Vandamme. He has performed at various comedy shows and events, and has collaborated with hiplife artist Castro de Destroyer on several songs. He is also an activist and philanthropist who supports causes such as mental health awareness, education, and children's welfare.

Career Timeline

Funny Face's career has spanned several years, during which he has achieved notable success and recognition in the Ghanaian entertainment industry. Here is a timeline highlighting some key moments of his career:

2008: Funny Face gained widespread attention with his role in the popular TV series "Chorkor Trotro." His portrayal of the character "Chemical" showcased his comedic prowess and endeared him to audiences.

2010: He made his first appearance on the Night of 1010 Laughs, a comedy platform that gave him his breakthrough.

2011: He played the role of Chemu, a driver's mate, in the TV3 sitcom Chorkor Trotro, which made him more popular. He also worked with Castro de Destroyer on songs such as Sweet Banana and Odo Bekumi.

2012: He appeared in Castro and Asamoah Gyan's songs Do The Dance and Odo Pa. He also spearheaded the Vodafone Ghana Red Campaign, a social responsibility initiative. Also, this year Funny Face appeared on the reality TV show "Dance with Me" and emerged as the winner, showcasing his versatility beyond comedy.

2015: He starred in the hit comedy movie "Cow and Chicken: The Movie," which was an extension of his TV show. The film's success further solidified his status as a comedic force in the Ghanaian film industry.

2016: Funny Face embarked on a nationwide comedy tour, bringing laughter to audiences across Ghana. His live performances garnered immense popularity and reinforced his position as a sought-after comedian.

2020: He suffered from depression and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. He also won the Favorite Comedian award at the Ghana Kids' Choice Awards.

2021: He welcomed his third child with Vanessa Nicole, a son named Mateo. He also proposed to Vanessa Nicole on live radio.

Family updates

Funny Face is not married at the moment. He is engaged to Vanessa Nicole, the mother of his three children, but the two broke up in 2023. His ex-wife is Elizabeth Adjoa Ntim, a police officer whom he married in 2014 and divorced in 2017. Funny Face later revealed that his wife cheated on him and that he suffered from depression.

Funny Face has three children with Vanessa Nicole: Ella Boateng (daughter), Bella Boateng (daughter), Mateo Boateng (son). He has named his children after his mother and his friend Emmanuel Adebayor, a Togolese footballer.

Relationship Timeline

Funny Face has been in the public eye not only for his comedy but also for his relationship experiences. While specific details may vary over time, here is a general overview of his relationship timeline:

Funny Face has been married in the past but is no longer with his former spouse.

He has three children, two girls, and a boy.

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