President Obonjo


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 BennettChortle

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.
On twitter at @obonjocomedy