Kalybos is the character name of Richard Kweku Asante, a filmmaker and an entrepreneur. He made his acting debut in the comedy video series Boys Kasa in 2012.

Richard Asante

(1988-04-27) April 27, 1988 (age 36)
EducationNational Film and Television Institute (NAFTI)
Years active2010–present

Richard Asante popularly known as Kalybos, is a Ghanaian actor and comedian who came to light through his role in the Boys Kasa comic series. In 2017, he and his co-star from the Boys Kasa series Patricia Opoku Agyemang, received a Black British Entertainment Award in London.[1][2] He has starred in several popular Ghanaian movies including Kalybos in China and Amakye and Dede.

Early life and education


Kalybos was born on April 27, 1988, to Mr. Peter Owusu Mensah and Madam Felicia Owusu. He attended De-youngsters International and St. Anthony's preparatory school in Accra for his basic education and had his secondary education at Suhum Secondary Technical School where he studied Building Construction. He furthered his education at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). Kalybos graduated with a best student honor from NAFTI and with a bachelor's degree in Cinematography.[3][4]



He has starred in several movies, including:

  • Boys Kasa (2014)
  • Kalybos In China (2016) as Kalybos
  • Asylum Down (2016)
  • Adventures of Kalybos (2018)
  • Sugar (2019) as Kalybos
  • John and John (2017)
  • Love Language
  • Maame Hwe
  • 3 Broke Guys
  • Chocolate City (2018) as Dobido
  • A New Flame (2019) as Kwadwo Boateng
  • The New Adabraka (2018)
  • Okomfo Anokye Poma (2018) as Adu
  • Kobolor (2018) as Alex
  • Ghaniaja
  • The 2 Pilots (2019) as Stagger
  • Ghetto Hero (2019)
  • Kaya
  • Away Bus (2016) as Padlock
  • Think Smart (2019) as Philip Opong
  • Mad (2019)
  • Slay (2021) as Emmanuel

He also appeared in Conan Without Borders: Ghana with Conan O'Brien in 2019.[5]


Year Award Category Film Result
2014 Ghana Movie Awards[6] Discovery of the Year Boys Kasa Won
2017 Black British Entertainment Awards Won
2015 Ghana Movie Awards Favorite Actor Nominee
2014 Ghana Tertiary Awards Best Actor and Student of the year Nominee
2015 Africa Youth Choice Awards Best New Act Nominee
2016 Golden Movie Awards Golden Actor In Comedy Won
2016 Exclusive Men's Award Nominee
2016 NAFTI Film Festival Awards Best Cinematography Won
2017 Black British Entertainment Awards Best International Award Won
2017 Ghana Nigeria Achievers Awards Best in Comedy Won
2017 Ghana Entertainment Awards USA Lead Actor in Film Nominee
2017 Golden Movie Awards Supporting Actor in Comedy Nominee


  1. ^ Aryee, Naa Ayeley (2018-01-04). "Kalybos and Ahuofe Patri shine at the 2017 Black British Entertainment Awards in London". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  2. ^ "Kalybos & Ahuofe Patricia Honoured at BBE Awards – Glitz Africa Magazine". Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  3. ^ Bless, Papaga. "Kalybos Turns 29 Today: 8 Things You Must Know About Him". GhanaPoliticians.com. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  4. ^ "Photos: Kalybos wins 'Best Student' award at NAFTI graduation". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  5. ^ "Conan Learns About Ghanaian Customs - CONAN on TBS". Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Full List of the 2014 Ghana Movie Awards Winners | Joselyn Dumas, Adjetey Anang, Lil Win & Others". GhanaCelebrities.Com. 2014-12-31. Retrieved 2019-06-30.