Eric Omondi, one of Kenya's and Africa's top comedians took Tanzania by a storm during his 2-day tour of the neighbouring country.
The self-dubbed President of Comedy has evolved since his Churchill Show days, to earn lucrative deals in the advertising and marketing industry, coupled with his stand up comedy.
Despite Tanzanian authorities banning Kenya's public flights from entering the country, Omondi was granted VIP treatment by the neighbouring country.
Speaking with Kenyans.co.ke on Saturday, August 29, Omondi disclosed that a presidential plane, Air Tanzania, picked him from Kenya on Thursday, August 27. The Tanzanian authorities also offered him accommodation only granted to foreign diplomats.Air Tanzania chartered for comedian Eric Omondi on Thursday, August 28, 2020File
The presidential jets are usually delegated to state officials and dignitaries.
"Yes, public planes from Kenya were banned. However, the Tanzanian government chartered a plane for me. It was one of the best concerts I have ever had.
"The reception and the fans were amazing too. I represented Kenya to my level best. Two days of epic bliss, one man, one stage and one hour per day," the award-winning artist stated.
On Wednesday, July 22, he stated that traditional forms of comedy like physical shows had helped him gain popularity alongside digital content.
He advised the new comedians to invest in quality content which can be used by brands for marketing, adding that he was working towards taking his brand across boundaries.
Kenya and Tanzania are embroiled in a cold war over the Covid-19 pandemic. Tanzania effected her ban on Kenyan flights after Kenya red-flagged her neighbour as a Covid-19 high-risk country.
Kenya's Health CS Mutahi Kagwe directed foreign arrivals from high-risk countries to be subjected to 14-days mandatory quarantine.Comedian Eric Omondi in an Instagram photo posted on July 23, 2020
Watch Eric Omondi arrive in Tanzania: Courtesy
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