Benjamin Bello.

Benjamin Bello

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John Fleming on podcasting with President Obonjo

Here's a chat I had last night with Malcolm Hardee Comedy Award winning performer President Obonjo aka Benjamin Bankole Bello for his podcast If Comedians Ruled The World. In the chat, I mention the Zircon satellite, which is incorrect. I think the satellite I should have mentioned was probably an ECHELON one.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 23rd November 2020

President Obonjo is under house arrest

Comedy dictator and Fringe favourite tells us how lockdown has put his rise to power on hold.

The Wee Review, 4th June 2020

President Obonjo announces his own chat show

I talked to comedy critic/judge (Scotsman newspaper, Perrier Awards, Malcolm Hardee Awards) and TV producer (Eurotrash and sundry sport and sex documentaries) Kate Copstick and 'President Obonjo' about their plans for next Sunday's recording in Copstick's Mama Biashara charity shop in Shepherd's Bush, London.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 8th September 2019

BBC & E4 'theft': A plagiarist in both their houses?

BBC Studios have become embroiled in what they are claiming is the theft both of one of their programmes and of their name by a company calling itself BBC Stewdios.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 27th August 2019

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019 results

Sketch trio Legs, West End Producer and President Obonjo were the winners at the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 24th August 2019

Thieves at BBC nominated for a Malcolm Hardee Award

In what could be read as a two-finger sign to BBC Studios, 'President Obonjo' has today made a clean sweep in nominations for the three annual Malcolm Hardee Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe.

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 22nd August 2019

Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019 nominations

Charles Quarterman, Jimmy Slim & Lewis Blomfield, Joz Norris, Legs, President Obonjo and Sean Morley are amongst the nominees for the Malcolm Hardee Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd August 2019

BBC Studios risk court case from President Obonjo

The claim was that no-one at all at any point in the development and commissioning process had ever heard of or seen the President Obonjo character... (Reminder: the previous BBC response to viewing the President Obonjo character: "We like what you do").

John Fleming's Blog, 12th August 2019