Emmanuel Tipi and Salam Lavaki are the faces behind the social media famous ‘KabbageGang Entertainment’ which have taken Papua New Guinea comedy to a whole new level.
Everywhere on Social Media, especially Facebook and YouTube, you will not miss scrolling across any one of their videos shared by fans.
Emmanuel hails from Enga and Salam from Gulf, and the duo came up with the name ‘KabbageGang’ because they thought the name was humorous and that no one would react to what they did seriously.
But without it being intentional, KabbageGang Entertainment has grown to be one of the funniest entertainment household comedy names on Social Media.
“We were bored at home during the COVID19 lock down so we started recording funny videos randomly to make my kids laugh, and before we knew it, that was the start of KabbageGang Entertainment”, said Emmanuel.
There were no expensive gadgets or high tech recording devices used for the recordings, the duo used the smartphones that they had to capture and edit the videos.
“If you have a smartphone, you have an asset.”
KabbageGang said that although they have their fair share of criticism to contend with, they still have a lot of fans to entertain and the videos that they upload are to keep their fans entertained.
“We must be ready to accept criticism and negative comments because that is life and people will always have something negative to say about what you are doing. But at the end of the day it is how we react or respond to it, grow, change or just ignore it.”
He further added that another challenge they are currently facing is the fact that a lot of Papua New Guineans do not have a YouTube account and using YouTube to upload their videos is more suitable for a bigger audiences and viewers rather than that only outside of Facebook.
KabbageGang Entertainment plans on creating a brand under KabbageGang here in Papua New Guinea and also to create more Educational videos that will change the mindset of the people.
KabbageGang Entertainment also hopes that the Government in future can somehow create an organization or a business opportunity that will support and grow the entertainment industry by promoting their type of comedy.