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Every Monday we feature content from one of our favourite comedians to help you kick start your week with a good laugh and to brush off those weekday blues. Discover new artists we love and get closer to the artists you already adore.

This week's featured comedian is President Obonjo

President Obonjo

President Obonjo is the leader of the Lafta Republic a nation located somewhere between the Bermuda Triangle and Wakanda and despite the stiff competition he is by far our favourite African Dictator. We’re privileged to work with his excellency in exotic places such as Essex, Romsey and Canterbury. A real crowd pleaser Obonjo never fails to create an atmosphere like no other comedian.

In 2021 Obonjo MC'd for Chuckl. in Huntingdon and they loved him so much we brought him back to headline just five months later to a near sold out audience.

Audiences can’t enough of President Obonjo and neither can we!

Comedian Benjamin Bankole Bello was born in the UK to Nigerian parents.  During a period of unemployment Benjamin created the Comedy character President Obonjo of Lafta Republic in 2011, In 2019 , President Obonjo won the prestigious Malcolm Hardee Award previously won by Trevor Noah in 2012. President Obonjo has performed  shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 - President Obonjo Stole my Identity, 2017 - The Rise of the Comedy dictator and in 2019 - Goodbye Mr President all critically acclaimed shows, he continues to perform across the country at comedy clubs. 

President Obonjo is a familiar voice in the UK Comedy circuit  and in July 2019 the news broke out that E4 and BBC studios were creating  a sitcom of an African dictator , this caused an uproar in the comedy scene in the UK and the Justice for Obonjo movement was formed. In 2022, President Obonjo became a TikTok star amassing well over 240,000 followers and continues to expand his following across all Social media platforms. His act is so convincing that the majority of his followers believe he is a real President. A reviewer once said President Obonjo is likely to start World War 3 through his videos on TikTok. 

President Obonjo is working on new projects to look out for in 2022, the only President performing Comedy in the UK, A fictional President who may one day run a real country like President Zelensky of Ukraine. This is a funny President feared by politicians around the world.

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