Benjamin Bello

Comedian Profile

Awards: 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 Year 2016, finalist – Great Yorkshire Comedian of the Year 2016. Received a 5 star review from Fringe Guru – Edinburgh 2015, 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, and Hastings Comedian of the Month 2013.

Benjamin Bello, also known by his alter ego, President Obonjo of Lafta Republic, has been performing stand-up comedy since 2010. His 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.

“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