Jacinta Asi Ocansey is one of the few women blazing a trail in stand-up comedy in Ghana–a male-dominated terrain. Born to a Ghanaian father, Alex Dzabaku Ocansey, and his Nigerian wife, Eucharia Ocansey, Jacinta after her secondary school education enrolled for a course in Mass Communication at the Pentecost University College. But she found her groove in comedy and through this, she has had the chance to build her herself and her career and performed on the same stage with some greats in comedy in West Africa.
She has performed on shows such as the ‘Comedy Express’, ‘Girltalk’, ‘Lord of the Ribs’, ‘Laughline’, 2015 Akwaaba UK Comedy Night, and Live Comedy Thursdays. Through such shows, she had shared the stage with comedy greats like Buchi, one of Nigeria’s leading comedians, and David, Oscar, one of the leading names in comedy in Ghana.
She has been recognized for her work in comedy, including an award she won in 2016 during the Ghana Tertiary Awards as the ‘Most Influential Student Comedian’, the ‘Most Popular Student’ and the ‘Most Entertaining Student’. Jacinta has also had the privilege of starring in movies, including ‘Heels and Sneakers’ produced by Yvonne Nelson.