“Papa Ambassador I’m Waiting For Your Own Qualification” – Comedian Yemata Tells Kao Denero

Top Sierra Leonean standup comedian, Shiaka Kamara popularly known as Yemata has also joined the campaign of standup comedians for the Dubai Expo 2020.

As others did, Yemata shared his academic credentials on his Facebook page and asked Ambassador Kao to show his own qualification.

This came after Kao Denero spoke on AYV TV after the Dubai Expo 2020. When asked why no comedian was included on the trip to Dubai, Kao Denero responded that Sierra Leone comedians can’t perform in English.

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This triggered the hearts of standup comedians which they saw as an insult. The campaign was started by popular comedian, Richie Obama who is a degree holder shared his academic qualifications to prove to Ambassador Kao Denero that he is educated. Followed by another degree holder comedian, Johanese. Comedian Johanese also shared his academic qualifications and told Kao Denero to behave himself.

Click to read the full note of Richie Obama to Kao Denero


As the trend continues, popular comedian, Yemata also shared his academic credentials and asked Kao Denero to show his qualification since he said Sierra Leone comedians can’t perform in English.

“Am shiaka Kamara AKA comedian yemata d laughing matter…

These are my credentials..

I have Diploma in cultural studies at the Fourah Bay College, Degree in History and sociology, Masters in Diplomacy and international Relations, A current third year student at the law department FBC…

Kao Denero telling me I don’t know how to speak English as a comedian is very unfortunate…



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