Edinburgh Fringe

President Obonjo: African Zelensky

  • Comedy (character)
  • 6:15pm
  • 6-10 & 12-16 Aug
  • The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
  • Free (pay what you want)
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This show operates under the pay what you want (PWYW) model. To guarantee entry, buy a ticket in advance. Ticket-holders will be seated first. Any empty seats will then be filled from the free queue, with those in this queue asked to leave a donation at the end.


68: The Voodoo Rooms
Room: Speakeasy

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This show is also performed at other venues. See details below.


In 2011, President Obonjo was elected President of Lafta Republic. In 2023, he flies into the UK to present to the World how he has transformed from being a fictional President to a Real President and how he should be taken more seriously by World Leaders.

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Benjamin Bello: 'Edinburgh is getting more racist'

Benjamin Bello, who performs in the guise of comedy dictator President Obonjo, said he experienced three racial incidents during his ten-day run - something he never experienced previously.

Chortle, 23rd August 2023

5 Guaranteed Laugh-Fests at EdFringe 2023

Here are 5 Guaranteed Laugh-Fests at EdFringe 2023.

WJ Quinn, The Quintessential Review, 30th July 2023


Date Time Venue
6th Aug 16:00 Bannermans (Back Cave)
7th Aug 18:15 The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
8th Aug 21:30 The Banshee Labyrinth (Banquet Hall)
9th Aug 14:45 The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
9th Aug 16:50 The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
10th Aug 16:30 The Banshee Labyrinth (Banquet Hall)
12th Aug 12:15 Bannermans (Back Cave)
13th Aug 16:20 Fingers Piano Bar (Main Room)
14th Aug 18:15 The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)
15th Aug 23:00 The Banshee Labyrinth (Chamber Room)
16th Aug 15:25 The Voodoo Rooms (Speakeasy)

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