President Obonjo of Lafta Republic has been performing stand-up comedy since 2010. The President is a comedy character, whose set combines political and personal story lines (drawing on his alter ego’s experiences and influences as a British Nigerian), the impact of Social media on his life, and the nonsense of modern life. He is a bit of a charmer in his Field Marshal’s uniform!
President Obonjo is a hard-working, reliable, creative comedian - in demand as a high-energy, extrovert, warm and natural act and compere, the perfect act or host for all occasions, from weddings to corporate gigs.
Reached the finals of NATYS - New Act of the Year 2016
Winner Last minute comedian of the Year 2016
Semi Finalist English Comedian of the Yesr 2016
Finalist Great Yorkshire Comedian of the Year 2016
Edinburgh 2015 received a five star review from Fringe Guru
Luton Comedian of the Year 2013
Beat the Gong at the Comedy Store October 2013
Beat the Frog in Manchester 2013
Bath Comedy Gladiators 2013
Hastings Comedian of the Month 2013
"President Obonjo the Idi Amin of St Albans is a strong comic premise. President Obonjo is a great comic construct with lots of seized opportunities for playing the cliches" - Steve Bennett, Chortle
President Obonjo has gigged all over the UK, including at:
Soho Comedy Club, Comedy Cafe, Marlborough Comedy Night, Encore Comedy Club, Comedy Untapped, Piccadilly Comedy Club, Platinum Comedy Club, Comedy Factory, UK Comedy Festival, One Night Stand, Laughing Pod, Lafta Republic Comedy Show, Comedy Store.